Search Results: "Neal Schaffer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2011

"The newbies' workshop for everything managers and staffers need to start, plan and execute a sales and marketing strategy using LinkedIn."
Schaffer's second book is a friendly, yet detailed, tutorial peppered with gems of insight into LinkedIn functionality and etiquette. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"For heavy LinkedIn users-or those who aspire to be-only."
A primer on the social network LinkedIn and an introduction to Windmill Networking. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1989

From an investment banker, an illuminating guide to the tricky and increasingly important techniques of countertrading. Read full book review >

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I RIGHT THE WRONGS by Dylan Schaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Overlong, and the constant references to Manilow songs will result in persistent, uninvited theme music for readers of a certain age. Still, Seegerman remains likable."
A case of dognapping distracts public defender Gordy Seegerman from rehearsals as he again readies himself and his band of fellow worshippers to meet the man of their dreams, Barry Manilow. Read full book review >

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MISDEMEANOR MAN by Dylan Schaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2004

"First-timer Schaffer, a public defender, packs too much writing into too little space—but it's fun, nonetheless, making a good case for both Manilow and Oakland."
A case of public indecency escalates to capital murder while the music of Barry Manilow plays on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Fraught lessons learned about the stuff of living and the staff of life, along with kvetching in the kitchen."
Dysfunctional family angst rises precariously in bread-baking classes at a New York cooking school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Though exploring some subjects only superficially in his account, derived largely from secondary sources, and devoting a third of his text to the experiences of soldiers in the trenches, Schaffer still offers an illuminating overview of the impact of WW I on the US."
If WW I was the most decisive event of the 20th century for Europe, its impact on the US was considerably less, but Schaffer (History/California State at Northridge) shows that the war both presaged and contributed to the rise of federal power in the 1930's. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH ACADEMY by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The decision by Oscar's new friend Fox to go unwashed as long as possible leads to all sorts of stinky humor that fits right in to this second-tier series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Scribbly illustrations dominating nearly every spread, Layton's latest plunks fledgling readers down amidst a student body of typical types who—atypically—happen to be mammoths, saber toothed tigers, ground sloths, cave bears and other early mammals. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. Read full book review >