Search Results: "Michael E. Raynor"


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THE THREE RULES by Michael E. Raynor
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2013

"A major contribution to the literature of business success."
A rigorous and lively study of excellence in business performance. Read full book review >

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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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Informative, though extraordinarily opinionated."
One-sided critique of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez argues that he poses a danger to the stability of the United States and world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A final page on the literally worldwide origins of the skyscraper's materials is a perfect lagniappe for this soaring, stirring account. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Chock-a-block with big, bright, sharp color photos, this pictorial essay follows a New York City skyscraper (the new Random House Building, in a deft bit of product placement) from architect's table to furniture deliveries, then pulls back for dramatic high- and low-angle shots, plus some historical background. Read full book review >

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TOM’S TREE by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Subtle but sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Both trees and boys grow in their own way. Read full book review >

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RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH by Michael E. Pfeil
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A well-argued interpretation of the chronology of events outlined in the Christian end-times prophecies."
A precise schematic of the Christian end times. Read full book review >

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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 >