Search Results: "Peter H. Schuck"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY GOVERNMENT FAILS SO OFTEN by Peter H.  Schuck
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A substantial analysis of the causes and failures of government functioning."
Schuck (Emeritus, Yale Univ.; Foundations of Administrative Law, 2012, etc.) undertakes "to explain and perhaps to help solve" the myriad failures of government, in which a majority of citizens have little faith or confidence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A nuanced, warts-and-all portrait that offers much to ponder in this election year and beyond."
An illuminating effort to explain America to the world—and to itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE’S GARDEN by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This particular fable may well be too self-consciously fabulous for its own good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sepia washes give way as pages turn to spots of color and at last a floral carpet of saturated hues in a small, brief tale of a young wanderer named Rose who plants seeds in an empty urban space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISH by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Told in spare prose with Reynolds's signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, Ish will encourage other little artists. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A lovely tale about the trials of a budding artist brought to us by the author/illustrator of Dot (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO FEW OF ME by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"While there's an adult sensibility at work, the gentle humor and counting element tip the scales towards a child audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mop-topped man-boy Leo has so much to do that even making a list doesn't help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This isn't going to create interest where there is none, but it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Driven by the observation that most children lose their enthusiasm for making art as they get older, Reynolds prods a reluctant child into an eye-opening whirl of creativity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING FROM THE HEART by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A reminder (perhaps more to adults than children) not to stifle creativity but to let it flow from within. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Raj grows up with his father and a quiet piano. One day, when he is still young, he sits down and begins plunking away at the keys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NORTH STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"The detached tone, frequent ellipses and vague descriptions as well as the overtly inspirational author's note provide further evidence that this one is really for the grown-ups. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming original fable, an encouraging allegory, a great gift for graduates—Reynolds's reworking of a previously available title is all of these. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY DREAMER by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Displaying his distinctive voice and images, Reynolds celebrates the joys and challenges of being a creative spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Diverting and instructive, though offering little that's surprising or new."
A physician's thoughtful but defensive attempt to explain himself and his profession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An unrefined but rich trove of information about a major historical figure who has largely been forgotten."
In this biography, author Michael explores the twin questions of who was truly America's first president and why has he been forgotten? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING THE AIDS VIRUS by Peter H. Duesberg
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1996

"Four appendixes (not seen) include articles on HIV by Duesberg in scientific journals."
A well-credentialed scientist's hard-driving attack on the accepted view that AIDS is an infectious disease caused by HIV. Read full book review >