Search Results: "Oswald R. Viva"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An intentionally broad, somewhat cursory survival manual for beginning CEOs."
A management consultant offers a coaching session for small-business owners. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Despite a repetitive first half, a very useful business guide."
Taking a page from his own 20-year career as a small business consultant, CEO and executive coach Viva creates a practical guide for aspiring CEOs. Read full book review >

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VIVA MALLORCA! by Peter Kerr
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bit like stand-up comedy: entertaining, but hardly deep."
Another season with the Kerr clan in sunny Mallorca. Read full book review >

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VIVA, ROSE! by Susan Krawitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Politics and prejudice against Mexicans makes this coming-of-age tale stand out from its ilk. (author's note, further notes, Spanish glossary, Yiddish glossary, additional terms) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Mexico, Texas, Pancho Villa, and Russian Jewish immigrants share a story. Read full book review >

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VIVA FRIDA by Yuyi Morales
by Yuyi Morales, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, photographed by Tim O'Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Out of context, visually radiant; as an introduction to Kahlo herself, almost irrelevant.(Picture book. 3-6)"
This luminescent homage to Frida Kahlo doesn't hew to her artwork's mood but entrances on its own merit. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Teenage rogue trades Spanish Main for the Spanish plains in a solid adventure tale. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
While her beloved Jaimy Fletcher recuperates in Burma from his recent madness, irrepressible Jacky Faber leaves the high seas and goes to war once more. Read full book review >

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ASSIGNMENT: OSWALD by Jr. Hosty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Watch official America play CYA."
Levelheaded and informative: a former FBI agent on the whodunit of the century. Read full book review >

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OSWALD THE BIG by Alessandra  Henke
by Alessandra Henke, illustrated by Marta Dal Corso, developed by WARE'S ME
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2012

"Oswald seems likable enough, but aside from a few design flourishes, his story doesn't end up living large in the imagination the way a memorable hippo's should. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A lazy hippo learns to lead a more active life through his love of dance in this cheery but ultimately middling story. Read full book review >

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VIVA LA CUCINA ITALIANA by Joe Famularo
Released: July 19, 2012

"A readable, real-world collection of recipes that deserves to go from bookshelf to kitchen counter again and again."
A cornucopia of a cookbook that educates and entertains. Read full book review >

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OSWALD AND THE CIA by John Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 1995

"Exhaustive, tedious, and diffuse, this study eschews sensationalism but threatens death by minutiae."
Intelligence veteran Newman (History/Univ. of Maryland; JFK and Vietnam, 1992) tackles Lee Harvey Oswald ``the file'' rather than ``the man.'' In this case ``the file'' refers to roughly 250,000 pages of documents from the CIA, FBI, DOD, Army, Navy, and the American Embassy in Moscow, recently released by the JFK Assassination Records Review Board. Read full book review >

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MY UNCLE OSWALD by Roald Dahl
Released: April 11, 1980

"Mildly entertaining ribaldry, then, dotted with famous men in heat—a classy enough Rabelaisian diversion, but not the grabber of a novel that Dahl's fans might have hoped for."
Roald Dahl's first full-length adult fiction is immaculately phrased, crisply turned, and terribly disappointing. Read full book review >