Search Results: "Kenneth R. Feinberg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An opportunity to get to know a man whose work has affected thousands."
An insider's account of how compensation decisions are made after major disasters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2008

"One of the better books on this emotionally charged subject."
Balanced account of the evolution vs. intelligent design debate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"Although sounding like a high school textbook at times, an honest and heartfelt effort to bring together two disparate viewpoints."
A well-reasoned, intelligent text describing why followers of mainstream religions can also embrace the theory of evolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although imposing in its length and occasionally ponderous in its manner, this epic biography is full of romance, rebellion, and intrigue, interleaved with expert glosses on many of history's most intriguing poems. (photos)"
As admirers of William Wordsworth's epochal Lyrical Ballads celebrate that volume's bicentennial, this conscientious yet surprise-filled life of the poet will deepen their appreciation of his accomplishments. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A holistic health lecture, loaded with personal anecdotes and research data, that often sounds as though it were being delivered from a pulpit."
An ambitious, sometimes ponderous, examination of the nature of health by the director of the corporate health program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR'S VERY GREAT GRANDSON by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This is a good choice for reading aloud and for discussing such topics as friendship, aggression and the bravery it takes to change your mind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain, goes in search of adventure. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 1991

"Chronology through June 1990; no bibliography or index. (Biography. 10-13)"
This admiring portrait hangs on the theme of freedom: both word and idea recur frequently, not only in chapter headings and picture captions but throughout the text, from terms like ``freedom fighter'' to a comparison between Mandela and our Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"This joylessness is understandable given her own experience of violence and isolation, first as a masculine woman, and now as a transgendered lesbian, but it leaves out an important aspect of her subject. (Author tour)"
A much-needed project, unfortunately weighed down by repetition and clichÇ. Read full book review >

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BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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The Tactical Option Investor by Kenneth Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2013

"A competent guide for serious investors, not speculators looking to get rich quickly."
Roberts' debut provides an insider's take on utilizing options to enhance portfolio returns while minimizing risk in bullish and bearish markets. Read full book review >