Search Results: "Roger D. Hodge"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A harsh blast timed to arrive before the fall elections—sure to stir controversy."
From the left, a polemic charging President Obama with choosing pragmatism over principle, mendacity over audacity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1992

"Though Stone sometimes seems to prefer quick judgment to deep analysis, he presents a compelling picture of a major shift in worldview among development agencies and their clients, one that may result in a healthier planet."
Stone (a consultant on environmental issues at the Council on Foreign Relations) explicates sustainable growth, a ``hot topic'' in relations between rich and poor nations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Readers might recall Machiavelli's famous aphorism, 'Fortune is a woman that sometimes has to be taken by force before she has a chance to resist'; here they will find one of the more curious collaborations in history to take Fortune. (illustrations)"
A curious work based on speculation and conjecture more than documents, yet interesting in its own way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material. (map, biographies, timeline, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust, a broad if dispassionate overview of the privately funded evacuation of 10,000 European children in the months before the war's formal start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"The specifics of the Hudson River Valley supplied by an ardent lover of the area."
A detailed account of the Hudson River Valley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"Most readers will agree with the authors' final assessment that Finley was an innovative, infuriating jackass whose braying was sometimes sensible, even wise."
Two aerospace researchers examine the labyrinthine life of one of baseball's most notorious owners, displaying both revulsion and grudging respect for their subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"For a civilian readership increasingly alienated from the culture of its military, Hodge provides an important guide to what the reformers have wrought."
A journalist specializing in military matters reports on the war on terror's transformation into "a campaign of armed social work." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"With more than a hint of being a bodice-ripper, this accomplished debut will speak to fans of historical fiction and epic novels."
The Civil War gets a supernatural assist in this blood- and sex-soaked epic, the first entry of a planned series from the husband-and-wife writing team. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Engrossing. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An absorbing, beautifully complex retelling of the "Cupid and Psyche" myth. Read full book review >