Search Results: "Laurence Tribe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A well-researched, unsettling investigation of recent trends in the nation's highest court."
With Chief Justice John Roberts' leadership of the Supreme Court approaching its 10th anniversary, Tribe (Constitutional Law/Harvard Univ.; The Invisible Constitution, 2008, etc.) and Matz, who clerks for a federal judge, provide a perspective on the changes reflected in the court's decision-making patterns. Read full book review >

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PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

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CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR TIGER by Laurence Bourguignon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"This touching story shows how the road to maturity is truly achieved one small step at a time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two newcomers create a warm, honest look at a boy's empathy with a caged tiger. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S GATE by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Explanatory note; reading list. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Yep illuminates the Chinese immigrant experience here and abroad in a follow-up to The Serpent's Children (1984) and Mountain Light (1985). Read full book review >

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MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >

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SEADEMONS by Laurence Yep
Released: Nov. 23, 1977

"Hard to categorize, but nice."
"The Folk" are a shipload of refugees recently escaped from a race of cruel masters who employed them as combat troops and kept them in a state of technological ignorance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impeccable: Leamer never overreaches, delivering accessible and even insightful portraits of Camelot's sons. (Two 16-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
Unpretentious profiles of Joseph Kennedy's surviving sons and many grandsons in the post-JFK years. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DRAGONS by Laurence Yep
NONFICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"An afterword and brief bibliography suggest readings in Asian-American history and literature plus materials with guidelines for evaluating stories about Asian- American children. (Anthology. YA+)"
A much-needed (if uneven) collection of stories and poems plus an excerpt from a one-man show, developed while Yep taught in Asian-American studies at the University of California. Read full book review >

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Murder in Missoula by Laurence Giliotti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"A swiftly paced procedural that introduces a formidable detective."
A retired, widowed Drug Enforcement Administration agent looking to start a new life finds himself the prime suspect in a string of murders plaguing a college town. Read full book review >

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THE NAKED DETECTIVE by Laurence Shames
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Though Amsterdam's not as much fun as the geezers and innocents of Shames's first seven novels (Welcome to Paradise, 1999, etc.), his debut still gets him off to a worthy start."
Since making his bundle back in Jersey, Pete Amsterdam's leading a Key West regimen of late mornings, tennis, Chardonnay, and a p.i. license he maintains strictly as a tax dodge—until he meets the leggy blond client he can't refuse, partly because showing her out would require him to bolt nude from his hot tub, partly because the charming she turns out to be an equally intriguing he, but mostly because his would-be client turns up dead the next morning on Tank Island. Read full book review >