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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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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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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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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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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AN ANGEL FOR MAY by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
A well-crafted time-travel novel. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH GIANT by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The giant, in her silent relationship with Amy, is a marvelous creation, and the story rockets to its exciting conclusion with a gleaming sense of otherworldliness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A wonderfully cinematic adventure about a small girl and the giant she discovers under a tree, and the reuniting of that giant—only a child herself—with her parents. Read full book review >

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Topography of Light by Melvin Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A solid book of poetry that proves that there is beauty in science—and that a poet whose work can make us see such beauty is well worth reading."
A heartfelt, intelligent collection of poems celebrating the uneasy relationship between science and emotion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2005

"Pernicious effects all. A valuable account of the impact of international politics on domestic policy."
Merge the Great Society with the war in Vietnam, and you get the War on Society. So this slender historical essay demonstrates, making provocative connections with the '60s and our own time. Read full book review >

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LADY by Melvin Burgess
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"It is that reader who must wonder and decide which side of the evolutionary fence to inhabit and therefore benefit from this intensely observed cautionary tale. (Fiction. YA)"
"A dog's days are short, but his moments are pure." Read full book review >

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DOING IT by Melvin Burgess
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"The point is that this, like sex, is all about good dirty fun. (Fiction. 12+)"
A trio of British teens fantasize, agonize, masturbate, grope, kiss, feel up, and shag their way through one seemingly endless school year in which traditional teen-novel concerns are entirely thrown over for sex. Read full book review >