Search Results: "Nigel Spivey"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"A version better suited to young adult readers suckled on lots of telly."
The classic Greek tales retold as smoldering, campy romance. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS by Nigel Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An essential resource: always reliable and instructive, often entertaining. (20 b&w illustrations)"
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, a fresh new history of the games that begot all of today's quadrennial pomp, circumstance, competition, and urine-testing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Anyone with the slightest curiosity about ancient classics will love this book. Shelve next to the work of Mary Beard."
A grand "traverse of classical civilization." Read full book review >

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A SKEPTIC'S GUIDE TO GOD by Larkin Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2014

"An impassioned defense of a logical Christianity that meshes with scientific reality."
Spivey (Stories of Faith and Courage from the Korean War, 2013, etc.) blends personal anecdotes, theology and science in this accessible work of Christian apologetics. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

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MADELIA by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The gouache and pastel illustrations, with their fresh springtime colors, capture the beat of the text and persuade onlookers as to the wonder of the event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Sunday and her father is the reverend, so there is no doubt where Madelia is headed that morning, but what she'd like to do is stay home with her new jars of paint. Read full book review >

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GENETIC ENGINEERING by Nigel Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Milestones; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Issues'' series, a quick overview that colorfully introduces the promise and problems of fooling with our genetic programs. Read full book review >

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KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN by Nigel Ashton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Somewhat arid, but a policy wonk's dream, full of historical data and the implications for war and peace in the world's most volatile region."
A close analysis of the late Jordanian ruler, who walked a fine line in his efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE MANTLE OF COMMAND by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Lively, elucidating, elegant and highly knowledgeable."
A deeply engrossing study of the first year of Franklin Roosevelt's prescient military leadership in World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"While certain technical portions may be difficult for some readers, true-crime enthusiasts will find the payoff worth the effort."
The history of one of the foundational elements of entertainment media today—forensic evidence—and how it is that we make sense of it. Read full book review >