Search Results: "Odd Arne Westad"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A fresh look at a confounding nation the West has not yet figured out."
An astute, succinct study of modern China emphasizing overarching themes like hybrid identity and foreign influence rather than nationalism and centrality. Read full book review >

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THE COLD WAR by Odd Arne Westad
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A tremendous and timely history lesson for our age."
A sweeping study of the "bipolar" struggle between the two superpowers that moved from ideological conflict to permanent military confrontation. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though Dahl's writing has lost some of the melancholy beauty of Misterioso (2011), the eerie premise and cogent reasoning will still satisfy."
A U.S. serial killer goes transcontinental. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF A BROKEN NOSE by Arne Svingen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lovely and profound. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A boy in a small Norwegian city comes into his own socially and artistically in this import. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Beautiful illustrations and fascinating insight into understanding the role of plants in biblical times."
Biblical botany meets archaeology with lovely visuals. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"The Matrix meets Dante's Inferno in an overloaded (Holy) ghost story."
In Thomassen's unwieldy sci-fi debut, technology goes berserk and threatens to enslave the human race. Read full book review >

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MISTERIOSO by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy."
An elite team of misfit police officers band together to stop a serial killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite a tendency by the authors to become cheerleaders for China, this is a reasoned survey of truly significant issues. (Author tour)"
A relentlessly upbeat forecast of China's future and the potential implications for the US. Read full book review >

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SAVE MY RAINFOREST by Monica Zak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Map; brief glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7- 10)"
An earnest but graceless account, based on fact and first published in Sweden in 1989, of the campaign by eight-year-old Omar Castillo to save his country's last rain forest. Read full book review >