Search Results: "Peter C. Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE OF FIRE by Peter C. Greene
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"A spirited tale of high-seas adventure that will leave readers both young and old anxiously waiting for more."
Young midshipman Jonathan Moore is back and ready for more swashbuckling in the second installment of Greene's (Skull Eye Island, 2012) nautically themed YA series. Read full book review >

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NORA by Constance C. Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No wonder Chuck finds Nora's quiet ways likable; as her wry narration demonstrates, she's perfectly capable of nabbing the attention she needs, and entertaining her audience in the process. (Fiction. 10-12)"
If only the heroines of this tale—Nora, almost 13, and sibling Patsy, just 12—didn't seem so much older than their ages suggest, Greene would have a near-perfect tale about the hauntings of the heart. Read full book review >

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Warship Poseidon by Peter Greene
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Greene's swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun."
Living in a three-sided box in the back alleys of 19th-century London, 12-year-old Jonathan Moore and friend Sean are press-ganged into service aboard the HMS Poseidon, a 44-gun fighting frigate of the British Royal Navy in Greene's tale for young readers. Read full book review >

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ODDS ON OLIVER by Constance C. Greene
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Greene's first foray into humorous fiction for a younger audience than her popular series about Al and Isabelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BASTION by Peter C. Wensberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Trying too hard to be wry, Wensberg leaves readers confused about the point of a book that does little to illuminate a virtually extinct way of life."
A tedious look at a Boston men's club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"For serious workaholics and their victims, worth considering."
Putting the entire country on a couch, psychiatrist Whybrow suggests that our depressions and dysfunctions, not to mention the erosion of our quality of life, are largely the result of runaway greed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUGITIVE WIFE by Peter C. Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"Bold, occasionally brutal."
All about passion, whether for flesh or fortune, romance or adventure, this sweeping debut renders poetically the dynamics of desire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Recommended reading for all soon-to-be college grads."
A valuable collection of financial, business and personal wisdom for the undergraduate preparing to enter the work world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCHANT PRINCES by Peter C. Newman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"The elegantly written text is profusely illustrated."
The final volume in Newman's three-part engrossing and epic record (1985, 1987) of how the Hudson's Bay Co. helped shape Canadian history as a royally chartered (in 1670) instrument of British empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1997

"But for those already familiar with the subject, Whybrow's presentation offers a deeper understanding of, along with a humane and wise approach to, these very troubling illnesses."
The most thorough and wide-ranging discussion for lay readers about the interplay of the physical and emotional elements of depression and manic-depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"McDonough and Bianchi avoid a facile progressive triumphalism and deal quite forthrightly with the tensions and difficulties that both liberal and conservative agendas pose to the order: a highly interesting take on the future of the American church and its Jesuit elite."
A fascinating look at Catholicism's most prestigious order in a time of change and confusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WELL-TUNED BRAIN by Peter C. Whybrow
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2015

"'To reshape the future we need first to better understand and reshape ourselves,' writes Whybrow, and he offers a running start."
Whybrow (Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior/UCLA; American Mania: When More Is Not Enough, 2005) addresses significant issues related to the navigation toward a more meaningful life.Read full book review >