Search Results: "Peter Britton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK DEATH by Peter Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A dispensable supplement to the nondigital likes of James Cross Giblin's When Plague Strikes (1995), superficial of content and, by current standards, feature-poor. (iPad informational app. 9-11)"
A mobile version of a much more expensive online visual aid that maps the spread of the 14th-century pandemic. Read full book review >

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THE OPERATIVE by Andrew Britton
Released: July 1, 2012

"Don't worry about the American democratic system. As Bishop sneers to the archvillain at bay, 'it always self-corrects. It was designed to do that.'"
Ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey (The American, 2006, etc.) returns to save the world again, this time from a bunch of terrorists armed with two nuclear weapons. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN by Andrew Britton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Plot and cast have that derivative feel, and while the 24-year-old debut novelist can serve up an arresting action scene, that isn't enough to counter the pervasive pall of déjà vu."
A debut thriller about a vengeful terrorist who proposes to destroy the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Character Strengths Matter by Shannon Polly
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2015

"Well-researched and skimmable but sometimes light on actionable strategy."
Editors Polly and Britton expand upon the work begun by the late University of Michigan psychology professor Christopher Peterson and former American Psychological Association president Marty Seligman in this guide to the 24 character strengths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREEKEEPERS by Susan McGee Britton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not as bad as some. (Fantasy/fiction. 10-13)"
First novelist Britton has chosen her themes from a dizzying array of fantasy staples. Read full book review >

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NOT FROM THE STARS by Christina  Britton Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fun read when the story slows down and allows the characters to engage with one another."
A Victorian theater provides a home for outcasts in Conroy's (But from Thine Eyes, 2017, etc.) historical novel. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2017

"Sensitive and empathetic; offers excellent suggestions for coping with the harsh reality of caring for elderly parents."
In this guide, a music and creative arts therapist advises caregivers of aging parents. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor:
 LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...


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7 MORE TIME TRAVEL BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

If you like stories about time travel (and who doesn't?) here are seven recent time travel books you'll want to know about…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland 

What do you get when one of science fiction's most meticulous authors teams up with an historical novelist? You get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >