Search Results: "Richard Wilkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

HISTORIUM by Jo Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An arbitrary assortment of relics not likely to furnish either the insight or the glimpses of wonder that elevate companion volume Animalium (2014). (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An oversized album of archaeological treasures, from an early Stone Age hand ax to a 19th-century tiki pendant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A book full of dangerous ideas and useful statistics, all worthy of attention, discussion and action."
Predatory capitalism makes some of us poor and some of us rich, of course, but it also makes most of us sick, crime-ridden and mad—or so two British social scientists contend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Ultimately doesn't deliver the substance its subject deserves."
A breezy investigation of the Roman Catholic Church's approach to demonic possession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2009

"Wilkinson strikes exactly the right notes in this deft look at one of America's towering musical treasures."
An economical, unsentimental, illuminating look at the venerable folk singer. Read full book review >

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LAST STAND by Todd Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A well-wrought portrait of a visionary side of Ted Turner that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
Journalist Wilkinson (Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth, 1998) explores the back story of Ted Turner's evolution from media mogul and devotee of Ayn Rand to the most successful and influential green capitalist in the world. Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Sheena Wilkinson
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A talented writer and a fantastic story. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Declan Kelly returns in this sequel to the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Taking Flight (2014). Read full book review >

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RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >

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DEFINITELY COOL by Brenda Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Nevertheless, Roxanne's honesty and zeal, the affectionate bumbling of her longtime friend Rolland, and a liberal dose of contemporary slang make for an easy, timely slide through the first days of junior high. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roxanne's exhilaration as she faces seventh grade is tempered only by her penchant for worry. Read full book review >

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MR. APOLOGY by Alec Wilkinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"A deft and memorable collection with both focus and elbow room from a class act in the world of magazine journalism."
Twenty-one stylish, purposeful, wide-ranging, and carefully wrought essays, most previously published in the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"Worthy of comparison to Roger Cohen's Hearts Grown Brutal (1998), Eric Carlson's I Remember Julia (1998), and other fine studies of savage wars in little-known places."
A young human-rights worker explicates a half-century's violence and terror in a small Central American nation. Read full book review >

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BRICKS AND MORTALS by Tom Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A scholarly but swiftly flowing text that glistens with attitude."
A lively combination of scholarship, cultural history and sharp-tongued social commentary about our buildings—what we use them for and what they reveal about their designers and about us. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2007

"A disarmingly earnest portrait of an enigmatic figure."
The life and times of itinerant wanderer and vagabond extraordinaire David Pearlman, better known in some circles as Poppa Neutrino. Read full book review >