Search Results: "Ralph David Fertig"


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LOVE AND LIBERATION by Ralph David Fertig
Released: June 23, 2003

"An intimate, compassionate work of historical fiction."
An epic love story in the Jewish ghetto spans generations under Germanic oppression in Fertig's historical fiction debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Like a ballpark frank, it might be a little overdone, and some bits might be tough to swallow, but you can't help but enjoy it."
The pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's 1951 pennant-winning homerun, the legendary "Shot Heard ‘Round the World," spins yarns from a bygone era when baseball was still king. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE THERAPIST by Judith Fertig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Contrasting flavors struggle for dominance in Fertig's debut novel."
A pastry chef with an uncanny ability returns to her hometown to make sense of her future while delving into the past. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Carefully considered treatment of a troubling subject that will be particularly useful to educators and policymakers."
An NPR reporter tackles the often overlooked American illiteracy problem through the stories of three students and one very troubled school system. Read full book review >

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LITTLE.COM by Ralph Steadman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"The artist's fans might key in, but most young readers will be left in the dark. (Picture book. 7-9)"
When your computer powers down, the little "dot" is off-duty. You don't think it just sits there, do you? Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Still, she stands as proof that there's more to this superhero business than big muscles and testosterone-fueled aggression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

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SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While it's certainly never too soon to introduce children to the first and still greatest of the modern costumed crime-fighters, he, and they, deserve better than this knockoff. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." Read full book review >

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HOW TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

Fletcher addresses budding memoirists in his latest writing manual, offering both practical techniques for getting started and general advice about the craft of writing vividly—from constructing a well-paced narrative to communicating a sense of authenticity. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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RED ARMY by Ralph Peters
Released: May 1, 1989

A detailed and intelligent look at the execution of a surprise attack on West Germany as seen from the Soviet viewpoint—by a former U.S. Army intelligence officer. Read full book review >