Search Results: "Richard Whittle"


BOOK REVIEW

PREDATOR by Richard Whittle
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"For students of technological history and political wrangling alike, the book is endlessly interesting and full of implication."
They may soon be delivering this book to you, but for now, writes Woodrow Wilson Center global fellow Whittle in this follow-up to his excellent The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey (2010), drones are anything but your friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 2010

"A military version of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine (1981)—with, much higher casualties, of course."
An inside view of the difficult birth of a tactical vehicle that, at least for a time, was a defense contractor's dream and a politician's terror. Read full book review >

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RECKONING AND RUIN by Tina Whittle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Readers new to Tai's adventures (Deeper than the Grave, 2014, etc.) may be put off by all the back story. Those enamored of her will enjoy the way it drives the plot, which is most likely to appeal to those with a strong investment in the heroine."
Headstrong and determined, a woman trying to leave her past behind is forced back to her Savannah home to confront her biggest adversaries: her family. Read full book review >

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BLOOD, ASH, AND BONE by Tina Whittle
Released: March 5, 2013

"The plot is as deftly convoluted as ever (Darker Than Any Shadow, 2012, etc.), but this time, most everything takes a back seat to Tai's rapture over Trey. And who could blame her? He's one hell of a catch."
Tai Randolph, the cutest amateur sleuth to come along since Stephanie Plum stuck her nose in everyone's business, rouses the ire of the KKK. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"Guaranteed to discomfit the education establishment."
A provocative case, from education entrepreneur Whittle, on the need to reform public schools—the details of which ought to thrill any kids in the audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANGEROUS EDGE OF THINGS by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Tai's next adventure can't come soon enough. She's adorable, Trey is worthy of her and Whittle's first foray into crime fiction is noteworthy."
If you're wondering who can give Stephanie Plum a run for her money, meet Tai Randolph. Read full book review >

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DARKER THAN ANY SHADOW by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"A must-read if you dote on romance with a touch of wry and mystery with enough suspects to fill a football stadium."
Money under the mattress, a kitchen full of knives and a bathroom littered with a corpse. Is this any way to run a poetry slam? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEPER THAN THE GRAVE by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Tai's fourth (Blood, Ash and Bone, 2013, etc.) connects murders past and present—not to mention the mystery and the hot-sheets romance—with gratifying conviction."
An ill wind scatters exactly the wrong bones over Tai Randolph's suburban Atlanta neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOE IS BEST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This lighthearted take on youthful determination and the value of continued effort successfully avoids undue complexity, allowing both message and story to reach their emergent-reader audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Veteran Torrey joins the stable of author-illustrators contributing to the I Like to Read picture-book series, crafting a family tale of persistence and confidence that serves as a timely lesson in a text explicitly aimed at the youngest budding readers. Read full book review >

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A BASEBALL STORY by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An innocent, sweet and charming introduction to the national pastime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coach Mike says that baseball players always need to be ready, and Jordan is all set for the first game of the season. Read full book review >