Search Results: "Marion E. Carl"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The forthright text has 13 contemporary photos."
A blunt, spare autobiography from a past president of the American Fighter Aces Association. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"If you rooted for anyone else during the '50s, skip it."
Prince (History/New York Univ.) turns both an academic's and a fan's eye on the great love of his youth, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A pleasurable and stimulating read."
Thirteen pieces by a first-rate scholar on diverse aspects of the intellectual and cultural history of western and central Europe, mainly from 1848 to 1914. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An uneven follow-up to Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, but it may find an audience in certain economics classrooms and among die-hard supporters of private-sector interests."
Litan and Schramm (Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, 2007, etc.) take on the question of how to increase the long-term rate of potential economic growth to get back in line with the roughly 3 percent that prevailed during the " ‘golden' post-World War II quarter-century spanning 1948 to 1973." Read full book review >

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THE GO-AWAY DOLL by Carl A. Hammerschlag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Genial but stiff illustrations in smooth earth tones accompany the story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The story is secondary to purpose in this entry in a new series, Dr. H Books. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

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NOODLE LOVES THE ZOO by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Older readers may find it odd that these pandas are visitors to a zoo rather than residents, but young Noodle fans will be happy to see their hero in a new locale.(Board book. 1-3)"
Noodle the panda takes an excursion to the zoo with his dad. Read full book review >

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ABC3D by Marion Bataille
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

From its quad-lenticular cover (presenting A, B, C and D, depending on the angle of view) to its 3-dimensional Z, this is one showboat of a pop-up book. Read full book review >

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LITTLELAND AROUND THE WORLD by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The 10 animal tykes introduced in Littleland (2013) dance and play their way around the globe. Read full book review >