Search Results: "Peter Schweizer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAIN OF COMMAND by Caspar Weinberger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"Genuine page-turner, expertly written, reminiscent at its best of James Grady's Six Days of the Condor."
A taut, exciting and all-too-believable political thriller by Reagan administration defense secretary Weinberger and collaborator Schweizer (The Next War, 1996). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"The absorbing if graceless text has photos- -not seen."
An exhaustively, if anecdotally, documented briefing on the threat posed by offshore corporations and governments that conduct intelligence-gathering campaigns against American business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Worse, not a thought is entertained concerning the ethics or the possible illegality of many of these covert projects."
This latest in the flourishing genre of post-Cold War triumphalism argues that the various covert practices of the Reagan administration hastened the demise of an already decaying Soviet empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"This obsessive effort to fashion a faultless hero will remind readers of an earlier attempt to do the same—by Victor Frankenstein."
Tendentious and extremely partisan account of how the 40th president, disguised as a mild-mannered former actor, fought a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Read full book review >

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THE BUSHES by Peter Schweizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2004

"Exclusively for true believers. But even then . . ."
A shambling account of the Bush family's ascent to political prominence. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT WAR by Caspar Weinberger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"The text includes a hard-nosed foreword by Lady Margaret Thatcher."
An imaginative and impassioned appeal from a former secretary of defense to reverse, or at least halt, ongoing cutbacks in US military budgets. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE FRANKENFROGS by Chris Schweizer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Silly fun with a smattering of science. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 7-11)"
Four lovable misfits known collectively as the Creeps must save their school from hideous, electrified Frankenfrogs. Read full book review >

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THE TROLLS WILL FEAST! by Chris Schweizer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"No slump here; a satisfying and rollicking sophomore offering that improves on the first. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 7-12)"
A group of smart misfits unearths a smelly supernatural threat that stands to destroy their entire town. Read full book review >

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TRICKY COYOTE TALES by Chris Schweizer
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Folktale purists will be driven looney tunes, but so what if the tone isn't completely authentic—who doesn't like to see a coyote fall off a cliff? (Graphic novel. 7-10)"
Not every folktale collection includes the words "BONK BONK BONK," but they fit perfectly here. 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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BOOK REVIEW

JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >