Search Results: "Ross Kinnaird"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A broadly focused look at the topic, neither systematic nor forceful, but well designed for browsers with casual interest or short attention spans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An airy survey of the effects of climate through history and prehistory, from the initial case of "planetary flatulence" that created Earth's atmosphere to the effects of whale poop, the computer industry and less-frequent bathing on levels of greenhouse gases. Read full book review >

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50 BODY QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A tour (de force) through the human body that's eminently understandable and entertaining and even often quite funny. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology presented in a readable, comprehensible and entertaining format. Read full book review >

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50 BURNING QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Accessibly written and appealingly designed, the book is formatted in a way that it can be either browsed or read cover to cover. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This lighthearted, informative look at a fascinating subject poses such playfully provocative questions as "Who's for dinner?" and "Would you like some gunpowder in your stew?" and should spark interest in reluctant readers. Read full book review >

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BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >

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50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A popular subject, but Lloyd Kyi never gets to the bottom of it. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Snappy writing gives this history some "briefs" appeal, but it's too scantily clad in specifics. Read full book review >

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS by James Thurber
Released: May 28, 1959

"Thurber's drawings will enhance this commemorative."
A biography, which is also a composite picture, of the mainspring of the New Yorker, presents Harold Wallace Ross during his 27 year marriage to that magazine, as the author, and many others, knew and remembered him. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA by Marla R. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"Sometimes stiff, but more often rewarding."
A full-length biography of an American icon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1992

"Overall: an eye-opening report, told with unusual frankness and a great deal of righteous anger. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs-not seen.)"
Suspenseful, behind-closed-doors account of the legal and medical maneuverings that enabled deviously ingenuous killer Ross Michael Carlson to avoid trial from 1983—the year he shot both his parents to death—until his own death in 1989. Read full book review >