Search Results: "Richard Branson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGIN WAY by Richard Branson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mostly entertaining autobiography beats out the usual business textbook approach."
Virgin Group founder Branson (Screw Business As Usual, 2011, etc.) reveals the methods that have helped him build his unconventional multibillion-dollar business empire. Read full book review >

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SCREW BUSINESS AS USUAL by Richard Branson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Overwritten but inspiring."
Virgin CEO Richard Branson (Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space, 2011, etc.) offers a stirring vision for a "new capitalism" that makes doing good for society a top business priority. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"In contrast to Martin van Creveld's polished, staid Age of Airpower (2011), Branson is above all enthusiastic about his subject and forward-seeing."
A quirky, eclectic history of great flights, from balloons to space shuttles—with some generous plugs for the author's own Virgin company. Read full book review >

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MILOSEVIC by Dusko Doder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A clear, well-crafted guide to a volatile region; a devastating analysis of the depravity of a despot. (1 map, not seen)"
Two experienced international reporters examine the life and political career of the Yugoslav president. Read full book review >

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HAM THE ASTROCHIMP by Richard Hilliard
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Paying tribute to the "first truly intelligent being" in space, Hilliard traces the flight and later life of the chimpanzee sent aloft in a Mercury capsule in 1961. Read full book review >

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SLIM AND JIM by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"A heavily battered typeface adds to the generally raffish air of this droll, action-packed (and very silly) modern fable. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Channeling Aesop through Charles Dickens, Egielski (Locust Pocus! Read full book review >

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SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

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ADELINA’S WHALES by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Accessible on many levels, it gives a personal face to conservation. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Photojournalist Sobol contrasts ten-year-old Adelina Mayoral's life in a Mexican fishing village with that of the gray whales that spend three months in the water just offshore. Read full book review >

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THREE MAGIC BALLS by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Children can ponder further adventures, as Rudy seems to do when he purchases the balls on payday. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, the team that created Buz (1995) and Jazper (1998) hangs imaginative, eye-catching art on a slight story line. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In this package, hope, purpose and inspiration are neatly rolled into one. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sobol provides a fine overview of the sorry state of wildlife in Africa today, and the immense amount of work that needs to be done to save even a fraction of what once was. Read full book review >

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JAZPER by Richard Egielski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"When Jazper's father wants him to just be himself for a while, so he does, in a very reassuring ending. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With all signs of a fervent—perhaps febrile—imagination intact, Egielski (The Gingerbread Boy, 1997, etc.) once again dovetails highly finished, brightly painted illustrations with a manic text. Read full book review >