Search Results: "Richard D. Bronson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 24, 2012

"An engaging insider's account of the down-and-dirty machinations that go into high-stakes real estate development."
Two powerful personalities clash in this firsthand account of Steve Wynn's bid to open a new casino on Donald Trump's turf. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

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OF A PLACE AND A TIME by Richard D. Altick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, overall, amusing and pleasant remembrances."
A quite enjoyable if occasionally hazy memoir of Altick's youth in Pennsylvania Dutch Country during the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2003

"Well-researched, engaging stories struggling under the weight of cloying commentary."
A long walk, composed of short vignettes, through the career decisions of 50 professional Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1996

"Not likely to make any converts; in fact, the author's failure to provide reasonable answers to the many questions he raises may push a few fence-sitters over to the other side."
A workmanlike case for class-based affirmative action that offers few solutions to the program's many problematic aspects. Read full book review >

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TIME TRIP ON A MOEBIUS STRIP by Richard D. Lewis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 2, 2007

"Trippy bit of indulgent storytelling, readable in short bursts."
A scientist enters another dimension through a giant seashell and meets a cast of historical characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The story of a truly American artist and his art are told in this well-researched and nicely presented volume. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A fine biography of the creator of bluegrass music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A valuable contribution to the history of the early republic and to the scholarly literature of civil rights."
In actual practice, it has been far from self-evident in America that all men—all people—are created equal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A graceful dual biography that demonstrates why the questions lingering after their murders are as enduring as the Kennedys' magic."
A haunting evocation of the fire-and-ice political partnership between Robert and John F. Kennedy—and of how, despite energy and idealism, the brothers encountered tragedy by blundering into "a trackless wood of ambition and emotion." Read full book review >

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SLEIGH BELLS AND SNOWFLAKES by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The poems and songs may be old chestnuts, but Bronson's art is as fresh and surprising as an unexpected snowfall. (Poetry. 2-6)"
Bronson (Just Think, 2001, etc.) selected 19 poems, including 11 traditional Christmas carols or well-known songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," each serving as a springboard for her unusual illustrations. Read full book review >