Search Results: "Nathan Aaseng"


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NAVAJO CODE TALKERS by Nathan Aaseng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Map; many b&w photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14.)"
The gripping story of the Native American volunteers who provided a unique military service during WW II to the very government that had oppressed their people. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Includes source notes, bibliography, index, illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Unlike doomsayers who paint a stark picture of no-win choices between eating and breathing, Aaseng carefully teases out facts and trends to answer his subtitle's question in the affirmative. Read full book review >

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BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER by Nathan Aaseng
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
From the early 1900's through WW II, dozens of test pilots and daredevils lost their lives in quest of higher speeds. Read full book review >

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INVERTEBRATES by Nathan Aaseng
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not a first choice. (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In the Venture series, a close look at invertebrates, which comprise more than 95% of all animal species. Read full book review >

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SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1993

"B&w photos, and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Aaseng contends that the substance abuse, racism, violence, cheating, and sexism that have tarnished the image of professional and Olympic sports simply mirror blemishes of our culture as a whole. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An author who has published dozens of useful books on sports initiates a series on business: brief sketches of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs associated with familiar products. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE THE GENERAL by Nathan Aaseng
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Maps; photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Aaseng applies to military history his highly successful ``You Are...'' format (used previously for accounts of political history and sports), allowing readers to choose among options available to commanders in seven 20th-century battles. Read full book review >

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OVERPOPULATION by Nathan Aaseng
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Source notes; good bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the ``Science/Technology/Society'' series, a dry but focussed introduction to demographics-related issues. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2016

"A well-made, evenhanded, sometimes cautionary story of business, told with the affection and exasperation of an insider."
Everyone's a wiener in this frank account by a scion of hot dog nobility. Read full book review >

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FIREFLIES FOR NATHAN by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A lyrical story that captures the feeling of childhood summers. (Picture book. 4+)"
When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy. Read full book review >

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NATHAN CROSBY’S FAN MAIL by M.S. Power
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An entertaining visit to Dick Francis-land that runs the master a highly respectable second."
The plot of a fictional murder mystery comes unnervingly to life in a cleverly plotted tale with equestrian connections that falters only in the home stretch. Read full book review >