Search Results: "Nick Mann"


BOOK REVIEW

SKULLS BY SIMON WINCHESTER by Simon Winchester
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Challenging reading for younger audiences, at least in its more academic passages, but dazzling visuals and ingenious digital enhancements (not to mention the topic itself) more than compensate. (iPad informational app. 12-18, adult)"
Science meets art, and outstanding page and software design put this meaty survey of vertebrate frontage on the top shelf. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAN by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tale of finding a place to belong with a specific setting but universal appeal. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S CONTRACT by Paul Mann
Released: Feb. 7, 1990

A cheerful shoot-'em-up showing just how far a rogue branch of the Provos will go to liberate Belfast and Derry and reunite Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE DIFFERENCE by Judy Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 1994

"Mann makes such a clean, convincing case for breaking destructive gender roles that, even though it covers much old ground, this should be read by every parent for its practical advice."
Washington Post columnist Mann draws on the revolution that Carol Gilligan began over a decade ago—presenting an accessible case for the differences between boys and girls and proposing strategies for raising less limited, more self-aware women and men. Read full book review >

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LEGACY TO POWER by Robert Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"An absorbing account of one of America's great Çminences grises. (Photos—not seen.)"
Adroitly told biography of Russell Long, longtime US senator from Louisiana, by his former press secretary. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1997

"Mann's most Dostoevskyan novel should, in this splendid new version, speak more powerfully than ever to contemporary readers."
The modest Thomas Mann boom, begun with the recent publication (by New Directions) of his early stories, continues with this fine new English translation of the author's last great novel, first published in 1948. Read full book review >

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GEORGE W. BUSH by James Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Presidential reputations often improve with time and rarely decline. Aware of this, Mann delivers a remarkably evenhanded account, eschewing the painful emotions many readers will feel until historians sort matters out."
The latest in the admirable American Presidents series is premature because too little time has passed to evaluate our 43rd president, but Mann (Fellow in Residence/Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Advanced International Studies; The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House, 2012, etc.) writes an insightful biography without much partisanship.Read full book review >

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CLASS A by Lucas Mann
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A grand slam."
In the tradition of football's Friday Night Lights, a young writer spends a year (and more) following the fortunes of a baseball team: the Class A Clinton, Iowa, LumberKings. Read full book review >

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TWO SPECKLED EGGS by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers may not look at their classmates the same again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two opposites may not be as opposite as they imagined in Mann's look at grade school cliques and oddballs. Read full book review >

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SUNNY SWEET IS SO NOT SORRY by Jennifer Ann  Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This debut kicks off a series; here's hoping the plots are more believable in the future. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Anyone with a difficult-to-appreciate sibling will feel sorry for fifth-grader Masha, older sister of precocious, gifted Sunny Sweet. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTIONER'S HEART by George Mann
Released: July 9, 2013

"Exciting but less than fully satisfying."
Fourth Victorian occult/steampunk adventure for Queen Victoria's special agents Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes and their Scotland Yard counterpart, Chief Inspector Sir Charles Bainbridge (The Immorality Engine, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"A readable text that covers important ground but lacks the larger perspective the material warrants."
An early rough-draft history of the Obama administration's stance on foreign policy. Read full book review >