Search Results: "Philip Taubman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Absorbing throughout, and meaty stuff for intelligence and aviation buffs."
New York Times editorial-page editor and Polk Award-winner Taubman delivers an expertly related, accessible account of a turning point in American intelligence, when on-the-ground spying gave way to a belief that technology could cure all ills. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Will the partnership prevail? Stay tuned, but hope for the best—for, they warn, '[i]f urgent steps are not taken to rein in nuclear weapons...a catastrophic attack is virtually inevitable.'"
Timely portrait of an alliance, seemingly unlikely, of former Cold War mavens now committed to nuclear disarmament. Read full book review >

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MOSCOW SPRING by William Taubman
Released: March 21, 1989

A fast-paced, on-the-scene account of the events that sent shock waves through Soviet society during the first half of 1988. Read full book review >

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GORBACHEV by William Taubman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"An engaging, poignant portrayal of one of the most significant of Russian leaders."
The long-awaited biography of the enigmatic Soviet leader whose "new thinking" sent shock waves throughout the Soviet Union and indeed the world. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >

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BLOOD BROTHERS IN LOUISBOURG by Philip Roy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This rather dry offering may find a place in a history classroom; however, the lack of an absorbing story and truly compelling characters will cause most casual readers to soon abandon the tale, if they pick it up in the first place. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
In 1744, two brothers, unbeknownst to each other, arrive at the French fortress of Louisbourg in what is now Nova Scotia and find themselves swept up in what is destined to be an important battle between the French and English. Read full book review >

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NO SUCH THING AS DRAGONS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem, much like those rumored to rest in a dragon's hoard. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Dragon-slaying is the perfect medieval con, until it turns out dragons aren't so imaginary after all. Read full book review >

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TURN TO STONE by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good bedside reading, Bwahahaha. (Fiction. YA)"
A teenaged runaway falls in with a cult that's run by two sinister figures in this unsettling import. Read full book review >

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MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First of a projected trilogy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Reeve thinks big in this British prizewinner, envisioning a distant future in which immense mobile cities roar over continent-sized wastelands, preying on each other. Read full book review >