Search Results: "Richard Weiss"


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JUSTICE EXAMINED by Richard Weiss
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"Light reading that underscores the quirky, exasperating elements of the American justice system."
A comical view of the legal profession from the perspective of a veteran attorney. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Provocative and timely, this analysis offers a fresh voice of hope for America's troubled youth."
A well-grounded examination of the stresses faced by American children today, and some practical solutions to reduce these stresses. Read full book review >

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IN SECRET WATERS by Richard Weissmann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 26, 2014

"An occasionally fun thriller, despite simplistic enemies and clunky dialogue."
In Weissmann's debut thriller, a diving expedition for lost diamonds comes up against storms, sharks, and neo-Nazis. Read full book review >

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WHERE DOES THE BROWN BEAR GO? by Nicki Weiss
Released: March 20, 1989

"When the lights go down/On the city street,/Where does the white cat go, honey?/Where does the white cat go?" Read full book review >

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SURPRISE BOX by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"From implied role models to sophisticated color, a richer offering than is immediately evident. (Picture book. 2-7)"
While Granny naps, a bright-eyed moppet prepares a lovely surprise—a shoebox full of treasures: ``Pebble Penny Bottle cap Nail Ant Worm Frog Snail.'' Captioning her simple, well- constructed illustrations with a succinct text in the style of Dog Boy Cap Skate (1989), Weiss tells an appealing story with a satisfyingly startling climax (``Shake Listen Stare Shriek'') and a cozy conclusion (``Girl Granny Giggle... Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Neither very original nor entirely convincing in its thesis that a Nazi-like regime could only have gained power in Germany, this is still an extremely stimulating and informative work."
Why did the most savagely anti-Semitic regime in history gain power in Germany rather than, say, France (scene of the Dreyfus affair) or Russia (with its widespread pogroms)? Read full book review >

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BORN TO STEAL by Gary Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2003

"Inevitable allusions to The Sopranos aren't necessary. The cautionary saga of gangsters on Wall Street, told with insight and great wit, grips as tightly as a loan shark."
Before the masters of Enron and WorldCom ripped off innocent investors, there were the connected "Guys" in bucket shops and chophouses. Here, Business Week reporter Weiss follows the adventures of one hustler on the shady side of Wall Street. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A scrupulous and sobering investigation, vital for our times."
Weiss (Wall Street Versus America, 2006, etc.) jumps headfirst into the complex socio-cultural maelstrom that was Ayn Rand, spotlighting her allies, enemies, nemeses and acolytes. Read full book review >

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IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE by Leah Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Part gothic, part romance, part heartbreaking Loretta Lynn ballad—Weiss' tale is a beguiling, compelling read."
Born and raised in Baines Creek, high in the thin air of the Appalachian Mountains, Sadie Blue has been beaten by her husband, Roy Tupkin, for the last time. Read full book review >

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ON A HOT, HOT DAY by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"Warm and attractive, a good choice for any season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The creator of several simple, appealing picture books (Where Does the Brown Bear Go?, 1989) presents preschooler Angel and his mother, indoors and out, in a city neighborhood where they live between ``El Bodegero'' and ``Pepe's Luncheonette.'' The simple text highlights seasonal changes and activities (``On a cold winter day...Mama says, `Bundle up...' '') and year-round affection, while in the airy, simple compositions there are intriguing details to follow: a cat that reappears, items on sale at the store, the contents of a rooftop clothesline. Read full book review >