Search Results: "Peter Rand"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Vividly recreates a fascinating, confounding, and ultimately tragic era. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An absorbing account of the journalists who lost their detachment, and many of their illusions, in the tumultuous China of 192050. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2013

"A fascinating work enriched by the author's deep knowledge and command of his material."
An in-depth look at the intriguing dark days at the break of World War II, when fear of a "Fifth Column" was rampant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Indeed, the wealth of detail and characters, coupled with a generally colorless translation, often makes this story feel more like a history textbook than a revealing portrait. Nevertheless, students of both China and modern history will not be disappointed by this evenhanded, unblinking biography."
Exhaustively researched biography of the revered Chinese premier who helped guide China through its infancy onto the world stage. 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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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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MUSIC AND IDENTITY
by Leila Roy

Every so often, I pick up two books in a row that parallel and complement one another so very well that it’s both delightful and startling. This past weekend, it was two books that, on the surface, don’t have a ton in common: one is a middle grade novel about a zine-writing twelve-year-old who’s struggling with being the New Kid ...


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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BABY IN A BASKET by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"His art is full of detail, from the red-cheeked, cherry-nosed travelers, to the cold clouds puffing from the horse's nostrils, to the evident ferocity of the winter storm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adventure and high drama unfurl in this true story that carries all the seeds of tragedy, but ends happily. Read full book review >

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"Miss Rand is primarily a novelist and it is in this genre that she is safest - and presumably most popular."
Ayn Rand has gathered around herself an extraordinarily loyal complement of admirers - one might almost say a "cult" has been built. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Good reading during commercial breaks on fall Sundays."
A collection of some of the zaniest off-the-field and behind-the-scenes stories out of the National Football League. Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR SPOOKY by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although Annie wears a modern bike helmet and her brother uses the ubiquitous 'Whatever,' as a response, both text and art have an old-fashioned feeling; this heartwarming tale is given a flat- footed treatment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this tender but slim story, Annie saves a starving stray dog's life. Read full book review >

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PRINCE WILLIAM by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"In an afterword, the author describes children joining the rescue effort after the Alaskan oil spill of '89; those brief paragraphs are a better motivator than the rest of this heavy-handed effort. (Picture book. 7-9)"
After a huge oil spill in Prince William Sound, Denny finds a slimed baby seal on the beach and takes him to a vet. Read full book review >