Search Results: "Kim Gamble"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Small, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and b&w illustrations. Read full book review >

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MINTON GOES! by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Jolly good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A chapter book series in the fine tradition of Frog and Toad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >

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PATRIOTIC GAMBLE by Ken  Gorman
Released: July 4, 2012

"A rocky but informative road to the White House."
In Gorman's (The Atkinsen Ticket, 2008, etc.) latest political thriller, the fate of the country rests in the hands of the Electoral College. Read full book review >

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LOUISE'S GAMBLE by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"An alarming reminder of how sexist life was back in the '40s and how the Mafia took root in Sicily."
The indignities of being a woman during World War II in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A disturbing history that clearly reveals the dangerous 'collective American delusion' about the Middle East, which the author believes still persists today."
Seeking to align Egypt with the West, Dwight Eisenhower enacted disastrous foreign policy. Read full book review >

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LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL GAMBLE by Marvin Kalb
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"'Ukraine deserves its place in the sun as a truly independent nation, but it must be realistic about the journey to that goal.' Realism is a keyword in this think-tank treatise of much interest to policy wonks."
The Cold War gets hotter, thanks to Russian ambitions to rebuild the Soviet empire—but, veteran foreign correspondent Kalb (The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed, 2013, etc.) writes, thanks as well to Western ineptitude.Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S GAMBLE by Richard Michelson
Released: March 1, 1999

"Moser's skilled sepia illustrations add an intimate touch to this poignant tale. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young brother and sister can't understand why their grandfather prays all the time, instead of telling them exciting stories about his past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TASHI AND THE PHOENIX by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Look no further for a different type of first chapter book. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Tashi is the star of a long-running series from Australia (Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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FALSTAFF'S BIG GAMBLE by Hank Quense
Released: Aug. 4, 2012

"A quirky spin on Shakespeare combined with a funny fantasy/adventure tale."
Quense (Zaftan Entrepreneurs, 2011, etc.) puts classic Shakespeare characters in a fantastical world, with humorous results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >