Search Results: "Michael E. Martinez"


BOOK REVIEW

FUTURE BRIGHT by Michael E. Martinez
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Readers willing to wade through the textbook-style prose will be convinced of this subject's importance."
To the question, "Can intelligence be raised?" a resounding "Yes!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BOYFRIEND BITES by Dan Jolley
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Hip, steamy fun. (Graphic paranormal romance. 12-14)"
A small-town teen fond of taking on difficult boyfriends as "projects" acquires a taste for tougher challenges when her newest one turns into a giant bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRST FOR POWER by Michael E. Webber
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"A wide-ranging, nuanced view of difficult but important issues that require serious consideration at every level, from policymakers, opinion shapers, and educators down to everyday citizens."
An exploration of the link between impending global water and power shortages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"This blistering indictment of corporate-funded chicanery demands a wide audience."
From climate scientist Mann (Meteorology and Geosciences/Penn State Univ.; co-author: Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming, 2009, etc.), an important and disturbing account of the fossil-fuel industry's well-funded public-relations campaign to sow doubt about the validity of the science of climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONEL AND THE BOOK OF BEASTS by E. Nesbit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Not to everyone's taste, but his adult fans will snap it up. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The whimsical sweetness of Nesbit's original story and the richness of its early 20th-century language have both been stripped from this misguided attempt at retelling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Bell goes beyond the Dracula stereotype to unearth a creepy aspect of early America that few today remember. (8 pages black-and-white photos)"
Eerily interesting exploration of the 18th- and 19th-century New England folk custom of digging up and burning recently deceased family members to ensure they weren't vampires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"User-friendly self-help more likely to be read by a wife concerned about her husband's mental health than by the invisible man himself.
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Another pop psychology book about the need for men to get in touch with their emotions and break the silence that keeps their fears hidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"But Parrish offers merely an introduction, a simplification and summary, rather than a full-fledged analysis. (Photos.)"
A noncontroversial account of familiar events, laws, and people between the wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 29, 2012

"An enlightening though unpolished take on a universal subject, which could prove useful for pastors and worship leaders trying to reach their own grieving members."
Landon's debut Christian devotional book goes where relatively few such books have gone by examining how grief can influence Christian worship. Read full book review >