Search Results: "Robin Blum"


BOOK REVIEW

TO FLY by Lucia Scuderi
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Repeated folding will put a strain on this book in an institutional setting, but the humor of the birds' expressions and the bold and stylized art easily recommend this for the board-book set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An extremely brief text describes the comical adventures of baby birds learning to fly, while several fold-out pages dramatize the action. Read full book review >

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BREAKING TRAIL by Arlene Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Blum succeeds passably in this autobiography of life and mountain climbing."
What was a nice Jewish girl from the Midwest doing atop the mighty mountain Denali? Read full book review >

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THE RECIPE by Rick Blum
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fine, insightful relationship self-helper filled with useful suggestions."
A soup-to-nuts primer on romance offers a simple, though not always easy, plan for success in dating and marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >

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Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >

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PREJUDICIAL ERROR by Bill Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"Incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial."
Former death-row attorney Blum debuts—with yet another down-at-the-heels lawyer, another uncooperative client, another hopeless case. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >

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THE STORMCHASERS by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2010

"A strong second novel from bestseller Blum (Those Who Save Us, 2004, etc.)."
A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1999

"For the modern feminist, Blum concludes, the choice between the bottle or the breast should proceed from a careful assessment of the woman's own needs and desires."
Relying on a descriptive, sociological approach, the author surveys attitudes toward breastfeeding across time periods (from the 18th to the end of the 20th centuries) and social groups, focusing in turn on white middle-class, white working-class, and black mothers. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"FBI knight slays Mafia dragon—and Blum milks this latter-day fairy tale for all it's worth. (First serial to New York Magazine; film rights sold to Columbia Pictures)"
John Gotti now sits in a top-security federal prison, locked into his cell 23 hours a day, allowed to shower once a week. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Military historians, fans of war stories, and lovers of Judaica: all will all be pleased."
An action-packed, real-life drama featuring the first Jewish army to go into combat for 2,000 years. Read full book review >