Search Results: "Ron Nadel"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIANS by Ziv  Kitaro
by Ziv Kitaro, illustrated by Ron Nadel, developed by Nekudat Mifne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2012

"It's a story that feels too gimmicky and slight to engage readers deeply within a game structure that doesn't offer much challenge or reason for repeated reads. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A choose-your-own-adventure app filled with animals and quests to determine the reader's values is ambitious, but not nearly varied enough to hold up to repeated readings. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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DAVID MAMET by Ira Nadel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A trifle repetitious, but a sympathetic, scholarly and often penetrating examination of an American original."
The private life of prolific playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist and essayist Mamet remains private in a biography focused on his work. Read full book review >

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THE KREMLIN COUP by Laurie Nadel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Chronology; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
An exciting, fairly well balanced account of the August 1991 coup attempt in the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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THE OTTOMAN CAGE by Barbara Nadel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2005

"Fascinating depiction of Turkish culture, tidbits of history, and a decent whodunit."
In modern-day Turkey, layers of mystery surround the discovery of a teenaged boy's body in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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BELSHAZZAR’S DAUGHTER by Barbara Nadel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The florid writing, strong sense of setting, and sprawling structure should find an audience, but not among hardcore whodunit fans."
A violent murder in 1992 Istanbul appears to be fueled by anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

An unsparing portrait of our most durable living public figure, from his experiences in campus politics through his checkered Washington career to his recent reemergence as a respected voice in international affairs. Read full book review >