Search Results: "Katrina vanden Heuvel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2002

"A valuable collection that raises as many questions as it answers—and how many newsmagazines actually make you think?"
A groaning board of (mostly) gainful opinions, insights, and notions sparked and fostered by the 9/11 attacks, from writers for The Nation, the leftist newsmagazine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A welcome contrast to the frequently overheated political dialogue of the moment."
A collection of columns written by Nation publisher and editor vanden Heuvel (Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover, 2009, etc.) covering the run-up to the last presidential election and events since. Read full book review >

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KATRINA by Gary Rivlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deeply engrossing, well-written, and packed with revealing stories."
Former New York Times reporter Rivlin (Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business, 2010, etc.) delivers a magnificently reported account of life in a broken, waterlogged city. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM IN RUSSIA by William J. vanden Heuvel
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A well-executed anthology on a difficult subject, with a strong variety of insider perspectives on the Russian chimera."
A variegated, intense compendium of contemporary thought on the Russian future, providing a plenitude of useful and thought-provoking viewpoints. Read full book review >

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WEB DESIGN FOR KIDS by John C. Vanden-Heuvel Sr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Despite cheery design, too abstract and uncontextualized to make code inviting for any age group, least of all the babies and toddlers for whom board books are typically published. (Board book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap board-book introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Read full book review >

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Katrina, Mississippi by NancyKay Sullivan Wessman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"A scholarly landmark in the history of a major storm.
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Wessman (You Can Fix the Fat from Childhood & Other Heart Disease Risks, Too, 2012) tells stories of people who helped save three Mississippi counties during Hurricane Katrina.Read full book review >

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ABCS OF THE WEB by John C. Vanden-Heuvel Sr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"For the baby showers of expectant web developers only—all others should close the browser on this one. (Board book. 3-6)"
An alphabet primer that introduces little ones to HTML, the internet, JavaScript, and more. Read full book review >

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A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure. (author's note). (Picture book. 9-12)"
A heartrending story of a New Orleans family's experience through Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DOLPHINS OF KATRINA by Janet Wyman Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"During a time of so much destruction, these eight dolphins became a symbol—they banded together and found their way home, just like the human residents of the Gulf Coast. (sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9) "
A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster. Read full book review >

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TUBBY MEETS KATRINA by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The most unconvincing note is the suggestion that settling Bonner Rivette's hash will straighten things out. If only."
Dunbar ushers in the era of Hurricane Katrina fiction. Read full book review >

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I SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Following the main text are 'After the Storm: Questions about Katrina' and 'Facts about Hurricane Katrina,' both ideal for setting young readers who have been enthralled by Barry's story on a path to discovering more about the true story of Katrina and its aftermath. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Tarshis (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, 2010, etc.) again transforms a historical event into a fast-paced adventure story appropriate for lower elementary students. Read full book review >

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Katrina and the Need for Revival in the American Church by Jerry Bass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A thought-provoking—if troubling—Katrina-driven jeremiad about the ills besetting American Christianity."
A Hurricane Katrina memoir doubles as a call for religious renewal. Read full book review >