Search Results: "Richard N. Côté"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"A hot-button issue intelligently scrutinized."
The history and evolution of the controversial death-with-dignity movement. Read full book review >

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TREES AND PEOPLE by Richard N. Jordan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A valid comment, but far from the final word on the fate of our forests. (Photos, not seen)"
A contribution to the debate over professional forestry's environmental impact by someone who believes that people take better care of trees than nature does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite its ungainliness, this volume leaves one wondering why we have no such spirited paper as the Aurora today."
Here is a view of America's postrevolutionary era so subversive it makes Gore Vidal look like a traditionalist: John Adams wants to be king, George Washington is a hypocrite, a standing army is a mercenary force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1998

"Not really a play, not really a novel, and not really too interesting at all."
A plodding stage play that explores, or more precisely fails sufficiently to explore, Galileo's conflict with the Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Informed and humane. Some presidential candidate would be smart to sign this gentleman up as a healthcare adviser."
Through the use of a simple quadrant device, Fogoros gives consumers an understanding of how various healthcare systems work, and their multifarious-not to mention nefarious-implications. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A unique perspective on how war policy was formed by two very different presidents."
A former member of both Bush administrations compares the two Iraq wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2013

"Lessons learned from the recent past and presented thoughtfully as a viable new course."
Council on Foreign Relations president Haass (War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars, 2010, etc.) makes the case for "a new approach to domestic and foreign policy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"These friendship tales are totally in tune with preschool anxiety and fears; Côté brings another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Friends Piggy and Bunny return in the fourth of this charming series, and in this episode, they experience their first campout—that is, if they can dispel their fears first. Read full book review >

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WHAT ELEPHANT? by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children not yet up to thinking in metaphors may need some explanation, but the theme is certainly worth exploring, as there are always 'elephants' around. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Côté turns the common expression about "ignoring the elephant in the room" into an "Emperor's New Clothes" sort of tale. Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >

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WITH YOU ALWAYS, LITTLE MONDAY by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweetly sentimental. (author note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Throughout the world, there exist many legends to account for the appearance of the Rabbit in the Moon (a counterpart of the Man in the Moon). Read full book review >

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STARRING ME AND YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Third in a series, the book easily stands alone. Among all the picture-book friendship stories, this one stands out for the younger set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The two animal friends, a pig and a bunny, from Me and You and Without You (2009, 2011) are back in a return engagement as they attempt to put on a play, but will their emotions get in the way? Read full book review >