Search Results: "Michael J. Blahut"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, if occasionally disjointed, memoir."
A proud father shares correspondence with his son, who served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >

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GIRLS VS. GUYS by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Readers will learn some basic facts about sex differences, but it'll take some extra leaps on their parts to connect all the dots to understand just what it all means. (source notes, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Bite-sized pieces of scientific research seek to illuminate the gender gap. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CLAUS by J. Michael Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Sure to please young readers and listeners. (Fiction. 4-12)"
An imaginative tale of Santa's boyhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Behe is a Roman Catholic), but it is neither necessary nor sufficient for many other practicing scientists."
Behe (Biochemistry/Lehigh Univ.) offers the thesis that biochemistry provides so many examples of ``irreducible complexity'' in nature that not even Darwinian gradualism can explain their evolution and existence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"Small, upbeat, evanescent pieces: good reading on that next Everest expedition."
Fourteen essays—most previously published in Outside and other magazines—by a world traveler and adventurer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A generally engrossing narrative of class and mobility in urban America."
Freelance journalist Agovino's debut investigates how people are shaped by the places they inhabit. Read full book review >

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The Winship Family by Michael J. McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2014

"Mandatory for readers of the first Winship book, but this engaging blend of action, intrigue and history can stand alone."
The second installment of the Winship trilogy continues the story of turn-of-the-century Irish politician James Winship and also focuses on his children, William and Cornelia. Read full book review >

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VON BRAUN by Michael J. Neufeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Densely packed with political and technical detail, but nonetheless engrossing: the defining work on a still-controversial figure."
Judicious biography of the Nazis' chief rocket designer, who went on to lead the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Provocative perspectives on a McLuhanesque principle—the medium is the message."
A perceptive, albeit none-too-sanguine, appreciation of the literally earth-shaking ways in which space-age communications technologies are reordering the world in the wake of the cold war- -which they helped to end. Read full book review >