Search Results: "Professor X"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"Intelligent, convincing and depressing, despite the author's evident zest for teaching."
Expanding on his controversial Atlantic Monthly essay, "Professor X" assails the ill-considered optimism that encourages unprepared students to assume crippling debt to get college degrees they don't really need. Read full book review >

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X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >

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X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR by Terry Castle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A sharply written, deeply personal collection."
Critic and cultural commentator Castle (English/Stanford Univ.; Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing, 2002, etc.) delivers a vibrant series of essays on art, travel and the personal relationships in her life. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR BORGES by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 23, 2013

"A sobering, even startling, view of an academic world that has fundamentally altered and softened in the last half-century."
Edited and translated transcripts of recordings of a university class in English literature taught in the fall of 1966 by the celebrated Argentinian author. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR GARGOYLE by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness…with none of the purple prose. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Can unnameable forces of ancient evil be recycled? Read full book review >

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X-ISLE by Steve Augarde
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A powerful, disturbing story laced with quirky, memorable characters and fast-paced masculine action and interaction—perfect for male teens. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a devastated future world, two boys struggle to survive a brutal, bizarre existence on X-Isle. Read full book review >

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CHILD X by Lee Weatherly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"Melodrama with teen style. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Jules Cheney's father, Ben, is her devoted chauffeur, cook, and confidante until a fight between him and Jules's workaholic mother forces him to leave without a trace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Detailed, Berton RouechÇstyle accounts of medical detection in support of a powerful doomsday warning. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
From the author of The Forgotten Plague (1993), which sounded an alarm about the resurgence of tuberculosis, comes another dire warning, this time about the threat of new plagues from emerging viruses. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

A fervent portrait of the controversial man who "put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement" and "scared America" with his anger. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Michael Friedly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 1992

"1290; Benjamin Karim's Remembering Malcolm, reviewed below), the most revealing about the killing. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
One of three Malcolm X books (so far) set to appear along with Spike Lee's epic film. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"With his digital-age The Avenger, Hurwitz races by minor plot holes and spins a web of relentless intrigue with bursts of tensely sketched violence."
Kicking off a new series, Hurwitz (Don't Look Back, 2014, etc.) sets young Evan Smoak, a one-time government assassin, to work as a pro bono equalizer—one call brings a criminal to justice.Read full book review >