Search Results: "Karl E. Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Assiduous research underlies a text that will appeal principally to art historians and devotees of Asian art."
Two journalists explore the allure of Asian art for museum directors, collectors, archaeologists and others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A ripping, timely, and perceptive yarn. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Swashbuckling tales from the history of European competition for control of Central Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A skillful rendering of an inspiring message."
A good-news book, based on serious research, about how traditionally hostile groups can overcome differences to live in harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A satisfying, uncluttered account that makes a welcome addition to the shelf of books on the Middle East."
Succinct overview of 12 people who have exerted significant influence on the fortunes of the Middle East since England invaded Egypt in 1882. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE by Karl E. Scheibe
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A promising drama in need of a stronger script. (5 line illus., 1 table)"
Scheibe (Psychology/Wesleyan Univ.) rehearses the well-worn thesis that "psychology must view life as drama." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE INCAS by Ritva Lehtinen
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

With a more focused text to accompany the Finnish photographer's splendid color photos, this is the most coherent in "The World's Children" series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDGAR DEGAS by Susan E. Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The pictures must tell their own story. (Index; illustrations) (Nonfiction. YA)"
If it weren't for the pictures, readers would leave this book thinking that Edgar Degas was the single most boring man who ever lived. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Nuanced, balanced and accessible—essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of China today."
Sharply observed account of what happens, both good and bad, when a group of more than a billion people start seriously shopping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SON OF THE ROUGH SOUTH by Karl Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"The author's talents as a historian far outweigh his abilities as an autobiographer."
A long-time Newsweek journalist piggybacks his life's story onto the most important news event of his career: the turbulent drama of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >