Search Results: "Monte Reel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Unlike the story of Ishi, however, this one has a happy ending—a payoff that isn't entirely anticipated, given all the other tragic aspects of the tale."
Washington Post South America correspondent Reel delivers a moving, well-constructed account of a latter-day Ishi in the embattled Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lively footnote to the debate between science and religion and the exploration of the African jungle in the Victorian era."
Former Washington Post reporter Reel (The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, 2010) offers a fascinating sidelight on the perennial debate of man's origins. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A well-told account of the films that have scared the pants off generation after generation."
An exhaustive and entertaining film-by-film history of an oft-maligned genre that refuses to die. Read full book review >

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Get Reel by Nancy Mramor Kajuth
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 29, 2015

"Helpful 'trance-breaking techniques' for a better life in front of and away from the screen."
A media commentator offers tips and discussions on how to consume media more consciously. Read full book review >

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REEL LIFE by Jackie Townsend
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"A realistic, moving chronicle of the evolving relationship between sisters."
Two sisters travel a rocky path to self-fulfillment—watching some movies along the way—in this reflective debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"There is no shortage of histories of the agonizingly drawn-out debacle at Monte Cassino, but this is certainly one of the best."
A superb account of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An accomplished study of a battle that figures in all the standard WWII textbooks but is rarely given much more than a mention."
A careful reconstruction of the Allied campaign, throughout the winter of 1943-44, to break the Nazi hold on southern Italy. Read full book review >

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MONTE CARLO MASQUERADES by Monte Renfro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"A delightful, well-designed ride for readers who enjoy a long journey down a road filled with intriguing detours."
A debut mystery novel delivers an opulent historical setting: Monaco in March 1914. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAERY REEL by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Wondrous. (Fiction. YA)"
This is a treasure chest. Read full book review >

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REEL LIFE STARRING US by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This funny, nuanced tale offers keen observations on middle-school life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For eighth-grader Dina, being the new girl at school is a disaster. Read full book review >

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VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping, though, that successors in the series treat its audience with a bit more respect. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >