Search Results: "Lawrence Millman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Light reading for souls who crave small doses of extreme adventure."
Anthology of reports from the edges of human civilization, including 17 new pieces and 6 short works of fiction, from esteemed essayist Millman (An Evening Among Headhunters, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Taken together, this is rather a hodgepodge of experiences that don't quite fit together, but for the uncritical arm-chair traveler these essays are a nice way to spend an afternoon."
In this light and enjoyable collection of previously published essays, the peripatetic Millman visits some of the more remote precincts on the planet and reports on encounters both exotic and bizarre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Lawrence Millman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Even those who find the jeremiad too strident should be impressed with the manner by which Millman connects the dots."
A true-crime account of an Arctic mass murder in the 1940s blends subtly with a prophecy about the dangers of cyberaddiction. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MOSES GOES TO A CONCERT by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1998

"The final page illustrates the signed letters of the alphabet. (Picture book. 5- 9)"
Millman's story, illustrated in delicate watercolors, ought to pop open a few young eyes (and perhaps some adult eyes as well). Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO THE CIRCUS by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

Moses and his family are having a great time at the circus; but since Moses is deaf, the whole family signs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN CHILD by Isaac Millman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"A must. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Millman, who lived his first years as Isaac Sztrymfman in Paris, provides a crystal clear, heart-wrenching chronicle of his years in hiding during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSES GOES TO SCHOOL by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"This is an excellent read-aloud for the back-to-school crowd. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman (Moses Goes to a Concert, 1998) describes a typical first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"By no coincidence, the text (which seems sure to outrage Pat Buchanan and his fellow xenophobes) makes a strong (albeit tacit) argument for open-door policies. (Author tour)"
A journalist's upbeat appraisal of the substantive socioeconomic contributions non-European immigrants are making throughout the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2006

"An intriguing, bracing tale, and not just for history buffs."
Before 9/11 there was July 30, 1916. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWIE BOWLES AND UNCLE SAM by Kate Banks
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2000

"There are plenty of math jokes, both subtle and unrepentantly corny, included in the text and illustrations to keep readers laughing while they learn, along with Howie, the monumental importance of minding your numbers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Banks's erstwhile hero Howie returns, and this time he's in hot water with Uncle Sam and the IRS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"In the end, this is a cautionary tale that limits the potential of day trading success to a few hardy, well-prepared individuals."
An inside look at the new industry of day trading in the stock market. Read full book review >