Search Results: "Peter E. Meltzer"


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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL? by Peter E. Meltzer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2013

"Baseball fans care deeply about tradition, records and history. This book will help them grasp why the rules are so central to the game's past, present and future."
A lively, enlightening trip through the baseball rule book. Read full book review >

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BLOODY BONSAI by Peter E. Abresch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"A bonus in this winsome, if guileless, debut is a short course in how to style a bonsai plant and use it as a murder weapon."
Unable to generate enthusiasm for anything since his wife's death, retired physical therapist James P. Dandy has let his children cajole him into attending an Elderhostel at the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2004

"More cautionary even than Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey of the World or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air."
A mind-bending yet somberly reflective chronicle of mountaineer Hillary's otherworldly journey with two mates tracing Scott's route to the South Pole. Read full book review >

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DANTE'S DISCIPLES by Peter Crowther
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Topflight horror from one proud band of storytellers."
First-rate horror anthology, its 26 tales sparked by Dante's Inferno. Read full book review >

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TOMBS by Edward E.  Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Enjoyable."
A thematic anthology consisting of 21 original tales, a poem, and an utterly deranged introduction from Forrest J. Ackerman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Best as a starting point in looking for help and as a summary of the standard medical position on these mental illnesses."
A concise but dry outline of the current standards of medical care for mental illness. Read full book review >

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TOUGH TIMES by Milton Meltzer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Though character development is secondary to the history presented, the fast-paced plot and the history brought to life will make this a memorable story for its audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
In the 1932 Bonus March, 20,000 World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., demanding the cash bonus Congress had promised back in 1924. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An extensive bibliography, photo credits, and index increase its usefulness for student reports. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In his usual meticulous fashion, Meltzer (Piracy and Plunder, below, etc.) explores the many facets of detective work, from the historical perspective to the contemporary sleuthing of the detective on the street and the laboratory scientist. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING POTATO by Milton Meltzer
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

Meltzer's long subtitle—"A Story in Which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, Wars, Famines, Immigrants, and French Fries All Play a Part"—suggests the range of his latest fascinating exploration of social history. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK by Milton Meltzer
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1979

"With texts of several human fights documents appended, a valuable resource."
With the strength and specificity that is missing from the Loeschers' Human Rights (p. 333, J-43), Meltzer takes a sober look at human rights violations in today's world. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"A well made introduction for those who need a bridge to the standard works Meltzer introduces."
This survey of Eastern European Jewry was prompted by Meltzer's desire to investigate the background his immigrant parents never talked about. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND MAN by Milton Meltzer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1972

"Jeff's accidental first encounter with a runaway, his subsequent dangerous and dramatic rescue missions, his years as a specially marked prisoner are thus true in both historical and fictional terms — and though it's the former aspect that provides the chief interest here, the two are smoothly meshed and discreetly balanced."
Jeff Bowen's story is based on the "fragmentary and forgotten memoirs" of a Northern farm boy, briefly a preacher, who was later imprisoned for helping slaves escape from Kentucky. Read full book review >