Search Results: "Marvin Terban"


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SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS by Marvin Terban
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonetheless, this unusual work will intrigue children and may whet their appetites for other explorations of language. (b&w illustrations, indexes) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Explanations of the meaning and derivation (where known) of over 600 common expressions (``chew the fat,'' ``mad as a wet hen,'' ``straighten up and fly right,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Brief bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The author of 11 lively books that bring a delightfully light touch to such subjects as idioms, homographs, and wordplay provides a joke book-cum-manual subtitled How to Make Up Jokes and Riddles with Wordplay. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"An imaginative but sometimes scattered genre-hopping novel."
Debut author Amazon presents a sci-fi tale wrapped in fantasy and mystery. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY GEMS by Marvin Goldman
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A variety of tales, ranging from comical to bittersweet, encapsulating another era in New York City."
Quirky characters and their antics enliven Goldman's collection of short stories set in New York City. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HORIZON by Marvin Wilmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"A heartfelt and touching tale of a man who found comfort and strength in his religious convictions."
Wilmes' memoir offers an inspirational guide for getting through the often sudden and disorienting twists that life throws our way. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Devotees will be too grateful to complain about its absence, or about the inevitable unevenness of the assembled works—nor will they be foolish enough to devour this sumptuous feast in a single sitting."
A three-scoop helping of Holmesiana ranging from reprints of classic parodies by Bret Harte and O. Henry to evergreen pastiches by Vincent Starrett, August Derleth, and Stuart Palmer to new stories by Jon Koons, Roberta Rogow, and Carole BuggÇ (whose ``Adventure of the Tongue-Tied Tenor'' is a particular standout). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This book strains credulity by suggesting that the answer is yes. (12 illustrations, not seen) (For another look at presidential ethics, see Richard Shenkman, Presidential Ambition, p. 1784)"
A work of interpretive opinion, not of fresh historical understanding. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A fairly solid management approach if used cautiously and with an eye for consequences."
Dixon's debut work explores the corporate jungle from a manager's perspective. Read full book review >

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COMING OUT CONSERVATIVE by Marvin Liebman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An absorbing, occasionally awkward book given resonance by the author's struggle with—and final acceptance of—his homosexuality. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An eventful, stylish, sometimes painful memoir by right-wing agitator Liebman. Read full book review >