Search Results: "Maxwell Newhouse"


BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING ON SNOW by Maxwell Newhouse
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Lovely and, thanks to its small trim, intimate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A quiet Arctic counting book takes readers from "10 caribou crunching" and "9 muskoxen mingling" down to "2 snowy owls swooping" and "1 moose, silent in the falling snow." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But will the public, outside the media world, be interested in this mediocre effort? (16 pages of photos, not seen) (First printing of 60,000)"
Partly a biography of ``the most influential media baron of our time,'' more a critique of that baron's stewardship of the public interest, an ambitious assemblage that falls short of a strong narrative or full indictment. Read full book review >

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THE WEBER STREET WONDER WORK CREW by Maxwell Newhouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This cheery but misguided attempt at a social-studies lesson tries to show kids how they can make a little money while helping others and making their own neighborhood a better place to live. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Although Greenslade has an axe to grind, he sets a high standard by offering an objective if unsparing portrait of a villain who was often in error but seldom in doubt. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
When Robert Maxwell met his mysterious death offshore the Canary Islands less than a year ago, the world first thought it had lost a billionaire media baron. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Here's a sly and occasionally catty story of publishing—an occasionally feline business—and an absorbing study of a feckless billionaire. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The elusive publishing mogul Si Newhouse is portrayed with much verve and little sympathy by Felsenthal, who has previously profiled Katharine Graham (Power, Privilege and the Post, 1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The avalanche of minutiae only underscores the tenuousness of the assertions, and the tale drifts along on Maxwell's paranoia, bullying, and general unpleasantness, so undesirable a character that readers won't care how he met his end, just as long as he did. (8-page photo insert)"
A shaky case that British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, a giant in his own eyes if not his bankers', might have been given some help in dying when he tumbled from his yacht off the Canaries in 1991. Read full book review >

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THE MAXWELL STREET BLUES by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"When you stand back from the story, all you see is a decent man banging his head repeatedly against a stone wall until it finally cracks."
It's been years since anybody's seen Samuel Burwell around Chicago's scruffy West Side; but some anonymous client of well- tailored black lawyer David Hill thinks the old street vendor is back on his old turf again, and Hill hires PI Paul Whelan (The Body in Belmont Harbor, 1993, etc.) to find him. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An animated and intelligent biography."
Movie biographer Staggs' (Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life, 2009, etc.) lively account of how a jowly plain Jane from Iowa became the 20th century's most celebrated "party giver for the rich, the royal, [and] the famous." Read full book review >

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MAXWELL PARKER, P.I. by Josie Lynn
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A humorous, entertaining story of an aspiring detective who finds her inner moxie."
In this YA novel, a young girl investigates suspicious doings in her neighborhood with the help of her best friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A lively account of the men and their times and a brilliant exposition of the scientific circumstances and significance of their work."
Forbes (Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, 2004, etc.) and Mahon (Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity, 2009, etc.) offer a compelling new interpretation of the seminal importance of the discoveries of Michael Faraday (1791-1861) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK-YOU NOTES by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Resourceful and resilient, Moxy is a pleasure to meet again. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell has 13 thank-you notes to finish before she and her twin brother Mark can go visit their father in Hollywood at the end of their Christmas vacation. Read full book review >