Search Results: "Ray Takeyh"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Policy wonkish in tone, but will appeal to followers of events in the Middle East."
Forget Stalin, Mao and Reagan. The world leader with the greatest influence on the course of the here and now may be the Ayatollah Khomeini, architect of the 1979 Iran revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Think of Iran as China, Takeyh concludes in this useful essay, a nation with whom it is possible to compete and cooperate at once. We'll see."
Think Iraq is a mess? Wait until the neocons get to Iran, warns Council on Foreign Relations fellow Takeyh. Read full book review >

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THE PRAGMATIC SUPERPOWER by Ray Takeyh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2016

"Contestable yet compelling arguments regarding the state of the 'precarious…global scene' following World War II."
A singular take on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from World War II to the Gulf War demonstrates how a kind of accidental success was achieved by isolating the Soviet Union and avoiding prolonged U.S. entanglements. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE CREATION by Jane Ray
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Also available in Spanish (with the biblical text from Ediciones Paulinas, 1974). (Bible/Picture book. 3+)"
An illustrator whose elegantly beautiful The Story of Christmas was a 1991 ALA Notable Book brings the same striking blend of folk motifs and Middle Eastern references to a handsome rendition of the King James version of the Creation. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ray's trademark illustrations of vibrant scenes and delicate details enliven this satisfying, original fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since the queen's death, the heart has gone out of the kingdom. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU CATCH A MERMAID? by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND EVE AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN by Jane Ray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Children who delight in highly detailed illustrations will enjoy searching the lush views of Eden packed full of every sort of creature, right down to the earthworms crawling underground. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The Christian creation story is retold in simple but lyrical prose in this exquisitely illustrated interpretation full of swirling primeval ferns and stylized trees highlighted with touches of gold. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT'S GARDEN by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers who can get over the story's peculiar device will find a fine tale about the importance of keeping secrets and the dangers of greed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who or what is eating the best fruits in Jasmine's garden? Read full book review >

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FINDING FORTUNE by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Like its protagonist, full of heart. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ren (short for Renata) spends her summer after sixth grade in a long-abandoned town near her Midwest home not far from the Mississippi River. Read full book review >

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BODY SLAMMED! by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"More about teachable moments than suplexes and drop kicks. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A San Antonio teenager hooks up with a fast-living pro wrestler and discovers the downside of hanging out with risky companions in this sequel to My Father, the Angel of Death (2006). Read full book review >