Search Results: "Peter Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"The author's suggestion of the $600 billion savings to be had by eliminating public education suggests a libertarian political agenda, but it should make his proposals attractive, if not entirely convincing."
Psychology Today blogger Gray (Psychology/Boston Coll.) argues the need for radical reforms in our educational system. 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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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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SUMMER, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone seen Wonder Woman yet? Yes? Good!

(No? Don’t tell me, just go see it.)

There have been so many great reviews written about this movie that I don’t need to pile anything on. (There’ve also been some awful reviews written about the movie, rebutted by some movie reviewers in articles worth reading, for anyone interested in such things. I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STEADFAST by Claudia Gray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"The eternal conflict between ends and means keeps the tension taut and the plot humming. Stay tuned. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
All's not well in Captive's Sound; the ancient evil Nadia and friends believed they'd vanquished has not only survived, their efforts have made it stronger than ever (Spellcaster, 2013). Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"This trilogy opener offers solid entertainment for readers willing to go with the fictional flow. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A girl and her two possible heartthrobs travel across parallel universes to avenge her father's murder. Read full book review >

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STAY WITH ME by Mila Gray
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Pure wish fulfillment for readers seeking steamy escapism. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Forbidden love cures all in Gray's latest, following Come Back to Me (2015). Read full book review >

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THE CAT by Pat Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"Gray's characters amuse in their parody of human beings, but not everyone will feel an urge to read secondary meanings into their trials."
Irish-born Gray's third is a dark and amusing political allegory about Cat, Rat, and Mouse, and how they get along after the sudden death of the Professor, the owner of Chez Maupassant. Read full book review >

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Top Hat & Time Tales by Courtenay Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A book powered by resentment and anger that will speak to readers who view poetry as expressive rather than contemplative."
This somber debut collection of poems recounts the perils of growing up in modern times. Read full book review >

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TWO FACES OF LIBERALISM by John Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Another John Gray offered more insight than this in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus."
A disappointing capitulation to vague postmodern multiculturalism from one of England's leading political and economic theorists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Makes a discomfiting case that Western liberal democracy just is not suitable for much of the world."
Seeing history as a progressive narrative, especially one with a utopian ending, is a practice that has doomed earlier civilizations and threatens our own, argues Gray (European Thought/London School of Economics). Read full book review >