Search Results: "Robert Gellately"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"A more streamlined narrative would have been welcome. All the same, a solid contribution to the literature of World War II, totalitarianism and the bloody 20th century."
Overlong history of Europe between 1914 and 1945, the age of totalitarian empires and what Gellately (History/Florida State Univ.) (Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 2001, etc.) calls "the great catastrophe" whose origins lie in Leninism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"Striking proof of the banality of evil."
A rare document: a psychiatrist's working notes on Nazi officials awaiting trial for war crimes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Gellately makes a good case for his thesis, but this will be beside the point for many readers who will conclude that Stalin was simply an evil megalomaniac."
What did Stalin want? As the Red Army bestrode Europe in 1945, many Western leaders believed he intended to spread communism across the world. After his death, historians began to doubt this idea, and revisionists even blamed American aggression for the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >

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WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >

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WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >

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UH-OH, LEONARDO! by Robert Sabuda
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The mix of fact and fiction is less smooth, but in pace and general tone this resembles the Time Warp Trio series and readers with a yen to tinker will find kindred spirits in both Providence and the insatiably curious polymath after whom she's modeled herself. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Sabuda (The Night Before Christmas, not reviewed, etc.) takes an uncharacteristic direction with this freewheeling tale of a young inventor cast back to the time of her hero, Leonardo Da Vinci. Read full book review >

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GORDIMER BYRD’S REMINDER by Robert Weinstock
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A quiet treasure for a quiet reader. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delicate, pale pictures and finely crafted language show an offbeat life tinged with sadness. Read full book review >

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WOW! AMERICA! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Midwest—but the steady, vibrant intensity of his national portrait (the children even get to Hawaii) will carry readers irresistibly along. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of Wow! Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE POPPYKETTLE by Robert Ingpen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Steer readers eager for further adventures of these wee folk to Michael Lawrence's Poppykettle Papers (2001). (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this awkwardly cut but adventurous adaptation, seven (or maybe five, or some other number, depending on the illustration) insect-sized Hairy Peruvians set sail across the Pacific in a modified Incan teapot, surviving storms, a close encounter with comparatively monstrous Galapagos iguanas and other hazards along the way. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

Paired with stylized, full-bleed views of strong-featured figures in classical Greek dress, and generally posed in profile, Byrd retells a melded tale that includes not only Theseus's birth, early feats and battle with the Minotaur, but also the imprisonment and flight of Daedalus and Icarus. Read full book review >