Search Results: "Ludo De Witte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA by Ludo De Witte
Released: July 1, 2001

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing. (1 map, 2 charts, 8 pages b&w photos)"
Indefatigable Dutch sociologist De Witte (Crisis in Kongo, not reviewed) examines the murder of Congolese nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and unearths a sordid story of corruption, violence, conspiracies, and lies. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOLA'S FANDANGO by Anna Witte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passable effort with some high points. (author's note, Spanish glossary, CD; not heard) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young Latina girl emerges from her older sister's shadow when her father secretly teaches her to dance the flamenco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Less a polemic than a tool to foster closer consideration of an idea whose time may or may not have come. (Tables, maps, and charts throughout)"
The official evaluator of the country's first private-school voucher program reports on his provocative but often inconclusive findings. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ONE KIND OF MIRROR
by Julie Danielson

It’s rare to see picture books that address squalor or anything just short of it. One could argue that children from families with significant economic disadvantages would prefer to read books of escapism. Yet at the same time, as has been addressed and discussed so often in the field of children’s literature, particularly in the past several years, those same ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"There's no moral to this story, just irreverent fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a tiger wants to make a cake, he and his friends fight over its ingredients with humorous (if naughty) results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR AND THE NEW BABY by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOOMERS' HANDBOOK by Ana de Moraes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A near miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Caretakers of invented animals need special instructions and great imagination. Read full book review >