Search Results: "Roy F. Baumeister"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 1991

"Well written in nontechnical language; unique and persuasive."
A perceptive study of modern culture's overriding fascination with the self and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Baumeister and Tierney afford readers numerous paths to put their feet on the higher ground of self-control, for 'inner discipline leads to outer kindness.'"
Baumeister (Social Psychology/Florida State Univ.; Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men, 2010, etc.) and New York Times science journalist Tierney extol the practical wisdom, as buttressed by the findings of modern social science, of willpower. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1993

"A smooth blend of theory, research, clinical observation, and anecdote."
A thoughtful examination of the puzzling behavior of those who persist in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROMAN TWINS by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Told in rhyming verse, the genial book is inhabited by Gerrard's characteristically dwarfish people, living among extraordinarily detailed buildings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerrard (Wagons West!, 1996, etc.) takes on Goths and the Roman Empire with a uniquely upended story of twins. Read full book review >

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WAGONS WEST! by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 1996

"Fun and familiar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid (if squat) band of homesteaders makes the wagon train run from Missouri to Oregon in the 1850s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOCASTA CARR, MOVIE STAR by Roy Gerrard
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A round-the-world journey is standard picture-book fare, but this travelogue is unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 6+)"
When Jocasta's beloved companion and costar Belle (an Old English sheepdog) is kidnapped by Maxwell Pym, a film producer, the dauntless Jo flies after them in her handy little red seaplane, trailing them from Hollywood to New York, London, and ``Wangaloo'' in the Java Sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAX AMERICANA by Kurt Baumeister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"An impressively creative blend of political intrigue and sci-fi drama partially undermined by unconvincing premises."
A political thriller portrays a future world on the brink of war as a result of a religious conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINDBLIND by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers will be happy to see Nathaniel succeed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovable 14-year-old "Aspie" Nathaniel Clark stores his memories in computer-like files in his brain, loves formulas, plays keyboard in a rock band, has some trouble in social situations, likes to spend time in his own mental world and really, really wants to be a genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW STAR by Jennifer Roy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Classroom teachers might want to partner this book with Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed (2003). (Historical fiction. 10+)"
Syvia—the author's aunt—is too young to know what's happening, but she and her family have been evicted from their home and, with the other neighborhood Jews, have been relocated to the Lodz ghetto at the start of WWII. Read full book review >