Search Results: "Michael S. Adler"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"An impressive list of source notes and recommended resources provide background support for young readers and researchers alike. (timeline, notes, bibliography, recommended websites) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
America's "most underrated President" and his "Queen Dolley" receive star treatment in this latest entry in Adler's Picture Book Biography series. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DANIEL BOONE  by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"The informational text proves why Daniel Boone is synonymous with the pioneer spirit. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Adler, collaborating with his son, expands his extensive repertoire of picture-book biographies of famous Americans with this worthy addition featuring Daniel Boone. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"What's more, the lack of original research leaves the book seeming more like a recapitulation than an original or necessary work. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
An adequate, if hackneyed, rehearsal of a century's worth of history in the Great Basin region from Durham (a longtime editor for Life magazine). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A very worthy addition to the historical literature, complementing Hew Strachan's The First World War (2004), Robert Massie's Castles of Steel (2003), and other recent studies of the war."
A searching study of the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A savvy, witty guide to neuroscience today."
One grand search engine for all the qualities that make Homo sapiens different from other species. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"An exercise in academic revisionism evidently intended to challenge the conventional wisdom of the political right and (to a lesser extent) left on the lessons of the recent past."
A critical history of the US from the mid-1930s on, in which militarization serves as an organizing principle if not a determinant of geopolitical and socioeconomic events. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"As opposed to an almost equal number of overly specialized, sometimes esoteric essays, these pieces, written with stylistic gracefulness and intellectual depth, make this volume accessible and well worth the price for the nonclinician. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A collection of 18 essays and one cartoon narrative (Art Spiegelman's "Cracking Jokes") to accompany the long-delayed Freud exhibit at the Library of Congress, which will open on October 15. Read full book review >