Search Results: "M. Henderson Ellis"


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THE DEVIL IS A BLACK DOG by Sándor Jászberényi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A master class in how to tell a war story."
Nineteen interconnected short stories about the toll of war, written by someone who was there. Read full book review >

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PETRA K. AND THE BLACKHEARTS by M. Henderson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, a remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A breathless—for the most part page-turning—adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon's heart and a city's freedom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A spirited portrait of an unconventional family."
An unexpected double pregnancy surprises and challenges a publishing executive and her rock-guitarist girlfriend. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH CASSIE by Janet M. Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A big, crowded, frothy soap opera."
Nobody is wholly innocent in this romantic thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Another fusillade in the Culture Wars from an entrenched position, but one of higher than usual caliber."
Having deconstructed one of his bugaboos in Against Deconstruction (not reviewed), Ellis (German Literature./Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz) now goes after the race-gender-class triad of academic political correctness. Read full book review >

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Lion Stew! Humorous Children's Poems by Damon M. Ellis
Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"A spot-on pairing of poetry and art sure to promote laughter and intergenerational bonding."
Debut author Ellis and illustrator Chambers-Goldberg (Paul Bunyan, 2011, etc.) channel Shel Silverstein in this collection of 26 humorous poems illustrated with droll black-and-white line drawings. Read full book review >

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Why Leaders Fight by Michael C. Horowitz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A thoughtful re-examination of the causal agents that move history."
An exacting analysis of the way state leaders influence geopolitical events and, in turn, history at large. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Large type, appealing pastel illustrations, and a dose of proper perspective on humankind's power over nature make this book a fine choice for story hours as well as nature collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book combines the exuberance of children and the drama found in nature for a sly lesson on power-sharing. Read full book review >

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MODERN MATHEMATICIANS by Harry Henderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Global Profiles series gets underway with this engaging introduction to some ideas in modern mathematics by way of 13 biographies, covering Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Sophia Kovalevsky, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Emmy Noether, Shiing-Shen Chern, Alan Turing, Stanislaw Ulam, Benoit Mandelbrot, Julia Bowman Robinson, and John Conway. Read full book review >