Search Results: "Melvin I. Urofsky"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"A cool appraisal of the legal standing of the right to die, warmed by human stories that linger in the memory."
A thoughtful appraisal of how the courts have responded to right-to-die issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A lifetime of scholarship and an elegant pen combine for an outstanding read."
A distinguished legal historian looks at how dissents have influenced our understanding of the Constitution. Read full book review >

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LOUIS D. BRANDEIS by Melvin I. Urofsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An authoritative, impressive assessment of a man whose legal reasoning continues to influence our republic."
A comprehensive biography of an American legal giant. Read full book review >

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MELVIN AND THE BOY by Lauren Castillo
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Emotionally true and therefore highly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy wants a pet, but his parents turn down his requests until he asks to bring a turtle home from a pond in the park. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE? by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers should find him familiar, and may be moved by his example to take similar stock of themselves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Distant cousin to "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad's father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates. Read full book review >

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MELVIN THE MOUTH by Katherine Blanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Dandy and dazzling and top-notch fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the youth of motor-mouth Mel Blanc, written by his daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"His 'noggin power' should win the day there, too. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A mix-up at the laundry leaves a fledgling superhero sans cape and powers in this laugh-laced kickoff to a new series. Read full book review >

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“I” by Jack Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"True-crime entertainment at its best."
Veteran true-crime author Olsen (Hastened to the Grave, 1998, etc.) explores the crimes and motivations of a truck-stop murderer. Read full book review >

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MANSTEIN by Mungo Melvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Too thick for casual readers lacking a strong interest in European history, but Melvin provides a fair, thorough reappraisal that carefully considers Manstein's military prowess while challenging his moral amnesia."
The victorious siege commander of Sevastopol garners a formal, meticulous new study. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST BEHIND THE WALL by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Whether the device of the ghost truly moves beyond artifice is questionable—but the loveliness of the relationship between the young and the very old, and the very real meeting of the minds therein, is spot-on. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bored boy finds diversion and danger in the ventilation ducts of his apartment building. Read full book review >

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I SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Sentimental of plotline but informative and breathlessly paced. (Q&A, annotated reading list) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
The seventh (chronologically earliest) entry in the series pitches a young former slave into the middle of the Civil War's pivotal battle. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL SHIP <i>TOBERMORY</i> by Alexander McCall Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An accessible, unpretentious story full of timeless values and goodness. (nautical glossary) (Fiction. 7-12)"
Adventure and derring-do abound on the Tobermory, a sailing-ship boarding school based off the coast of Scotland. Read full book review >