Search Results: "Matthew Brzezinski"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A well-told, direct story of endurance and courage in the face of death and destruction on an apocalyptic scale, as moving and powerful as any novel."
The history of Polish Jews who fought Nazi brutality, retold in the stories of some truly remarkable young men and women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"'An America where people . . . lived in fear of terrorists and the government would no longer be the same country,' Brzezinski cautions. That world may be upon us. An alarming, wholly provocative work."
Big Brother may have been dozing on 9/11, but you can bet he's watching you now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Russia's tailspin is by now a tale with some moss on it, but Brzezinski tells it with appealing dash and indispensable black humor."
A cool stroll down the mean streets of Novy Russky's financial madness, under a rain of cynicism from former journalist Brzezinski. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A chilling portrait of rocket scientists and cold warriors at work."
The famous satellite's shiny metal orb reflects the entire nerve-racking history of Soviet/American relations during the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW UNSTRUNG by Kate Seago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Uneven but often engrossing. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A harrowing, if roughly constructed debut, based on the experiences of the author's grandfather; this tale of a student with a learning disability who is driven into a nervous breakdown is set in the early years of this century, when treatment of insanity was still firmly fixed in the Dark Ages. Read full book review >

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I, MATTHEW HENSON by Carole Boston Weatherford
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lovely and inspiring. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
A poetic first-person narrative puts readers in Matthew Henson's head as he endures institutionalized discrimination to pursue greatness in adventure, moving from cabin boy to able seaman, stock boy to explorer, eventually one of "[s]ix men—one black, one white, four Eskimos—" to reach the North Pole in 1909. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2009

"Honest and inspiring."
A mother's memoir of her young son, his murder and the effect on a galvanized public. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW WHEELOCK'S WALL by Frances Ward Weller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Truly outstanding in every way: a book of rare insight and beauty. (Picture book. 4+)"
Old Matthew and his horse cleared a pasture, 100 years ago, putting the biggest rocks in a trench and saving the others. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW by Carol Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, thoroughly enjoyable guide to the most entertaining of the Synoptic Gospels."
A comprehensive study guide to the biblical book of Matthew. Read full book review >