Search Results: "Robert Jan van Pelt"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLOCAUST by Debórah Dwork
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A monumental, sobering attempt to make sense of collective insanity."
Within the extended scope of European history, coauthors of the acclaimed Auschwitz (2000) deliver a rigorously documented positioning of the persecution and murder of Jews prior to and during WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"While their prose is sometimes dry, the details the authors uncover and the broad sweep of their narrative make the book an invaluable addition to the literature on the Holocaust."
Comprehensive, well-argued investigation into why more Jews didn't flee Europe during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1996

"Scores of van Pelt's photos and enhanced plans and blueprints supplement the lengthy notes in this peerless work of documentation and research that sheds new light on this century's darkest address."
Significant new research that examines both the relevant prewar history of Auschwitz and the blueprints of the death camp's daily functions. Read full book review >

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THE MONGOOSE MAN by Nicholas van Pelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"A treat for Pynchon fans, though perhaps less likely to please those who favor more conventional thrillers."
Wacky globe-trotting mano a mano series debut of Jake Hipp, former American sociobiology professor turned oddball international antiterrorist agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A treasure trove of early 20th-century political humor and social commentary still relevant today."
A book offers a collection of an American humorist's vivid writings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER IN THE SHADOWS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lengthy text makes this a fun story that works as a read-aloud for younger children and which older children will enjoy reading themselves. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lucky Hart, ten, lives in the fictional 19th-century town of Cobtown, a village peopled with colorful characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYROCKETS AND SNICKERDOODLES by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"Earnest in its silliness, but ho-hum and way too much reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-so-slight Cobtown series (The Monster in the Shadows, 2000, etc.) arrives at the Fourth of July, and baseball, without much energy behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR DREAMING MIND by Robert L. Van de Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For those eager to explore the land of dreams this is an amiable guide, with lots of leads on how to get more deeply involved; skeptics, however, will not be persuaded. (Book-of-the- Month alternate selection/Quality Paperback main selection)"
Despite its two-column, textbookish format, an unpedantic survey by a self-described ``dreamworker'' of how dreams have been regarded throughout history, with emphasis on the author's own experiences during 30 years of investigation into ``clear- seeing at night.'' The former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical School, Van de Castle (who will be featured in a Discovery Channel series, ``Dreams,'' in August) argues ardently and articulately that dreams are a proper subject of scientific research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCALPEL AND THE SILVER BEAR by M.D. Alvord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1999

"A voice from another quarter speaks knowingly of modern medicine's discontent with itself."
Attempts to merge holistic healing and modern high-tech medicine are not new, but the perspective of a Navajo woman surgeon makes this very personal account unique. Read full book review >

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A COBTOWN CHRISTMAS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A generous slice of Americana. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A nostalgic look at an time gone by, this winsome Christmas tale is suffused with warmth and glad tidings. Read full book review >