Search Results: "Kevin Maurer"


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AMERICAN RADICAL by Tamer  Elnoury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A worthwhile, unique addition to the shelf of post-9/11 memoirs concerning the fight against terrorism."
The story of an Egyptian-born Muslim FBI agent's undercover pursuit of Islamist extremists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Since bin Laden was a significant figure, historians will consult this book as a primary source; they, as well as most general readers, will not regret it."
Books on Navy SEALs have poured off the presses for years, but this one has generated national interest and controversy for a reason the title makes clear. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A slam-bang military drama whose unambiguous worldview overshadows the larger questions raised by the facts at hand."
Much like "the day we got Bin Laden," the devil is in the details in this military procedural about one of the few wins of Cold War-era spycraft. Read full book review >

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HUNTER KILLER by T. Mark McCurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An illuminating tale of a pilot on the cutting edge."
An Air Force veteran tells an exciting tale of tracking terrorist leaders by remote piloted aircraft, the future of military aviation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Nevertheless, this is an important biography of a woman who also had the Wright stuff. (author's note, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Not many people know that Orville and Wilbur Wright had a third member of the team. Read full book review >

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SEX by Harry Maurer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Too haphazard and noninterpretive to rank with the comparable oral-history of S&M sex, Different Loving (p. 498)—but, still, opening a clear window onto the sex lives of the neighbors, for those bold enough to peep in. (First serial to Playboy)"
What do people actually do in bed? Read full book review >

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ANNIE, BEA, AND CHI CHI DOLORES by Donna Maurer
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the driver's ``all aboard'' as three ``buddies'' (bear, dog, and hippo) climb on the bus to the balky ``zip'' at the end, a day in what might be the hilariously rambunctious school featured in Cazet's ``Never Spit on Your Shoes'' (1990). Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >

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MY GARDEN by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just plain perfect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl enjoys helping her mother in her garden, but she knows if she had a garden, it would be something else entirely: no weeds, ever-blooming multicolored flowers with hues she can change with just a thought, chocolate rabbits instead of pests and so on. Read full book review >

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BACKPACK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasing diversion for anyone who's ever lugged a zillion-pound backpack. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tongue-in-cheek history of backpacks from prehistory to the 21st century kicks off O'Malley's comics-inspired collection of four short tales. Read full book review >

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FLYING by Kevin Luthardt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An engaging and effective father-son story in which the main characters are black and race is not presented as an issue, this is a charming introduction to the worlds of books, birds and imagination, and an apt choice for parent-child reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a boy reads a book about birds, his imagination takes flight. Read full book review >