Search Results: "Ruben Martinez II"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 7, 2012

"Fiery self-indulgence glowing in the darkness."
Martinez's debut volume of poetry introduces his alter ego, WolfSaint. Read full book review >

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ALIEN INVASION IN MY BACKYARD by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A credible bit of sleuthing and a spectacular escalation factor give this opener a bit of bounce. (Mystery/fantasy. 8-10)"
A seemingly insignificant clue leads three young would-be detectives to mind-blowing adventures in their outwardly ordinary suburban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY THIEF OF TIME by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A pleaser for Wimpy Kid fans as well as any students who find the last few minutes before the bell rings an eternity. (Graphic/hybrid mystery. 8-10)"
The discovery that time actually does move more slowly in the back of a classroom than in the front puts a trio of amateur sleuths on the trail of even more startling revelations. Read full book review >

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LOTERÍA by Ruben Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Still, craft and energy enough to suggest that Mendoza is a writer to watch."
An energetic if uneven debut collection focusing mostly on the lives of Hispanics in modern California. Read full book review >

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S STREET RISING by Ruben Castaneda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"The subject matter is explosive and informed by good reporting, but the various narrative lines never really tie together, and the novelistic approach undermines the journalism."
An illumination of the Washington, D.C., crack epidemic. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE MONEY by Ruben Alvarado
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A highly readable disentangling of currency's past and present."
Alvarado, in his debut, offers a detailed study of money and financial concepts through the ages. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Tendentious, sure, but always informed."
In the 1964 presidential election, LBJ demolished Goldwater (who won only his home state of Arizona and five Southern states), but the campaign was merely the first step in what would become a brisk and massive march of conservatives across America. Read full book review >

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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY by II Chambers
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"With extensive cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and well-drawn maps of the major wars with the greatest US involvement, a must-have for any military historian or history buff. (16 pages halftones, 35 maps)"
Chambers (History/Rutgers Univ.) presents a thoroughly detailed look at the sweep of American military history from the ABM Ttreaty of 1972 to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, with an all-star cast of thousands, including contributors Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan, Volker Berghan, James McPherson, and many others. Read full book review >

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INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL by II Hoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Able writing, but hobbled by uncertain focus. (Five illustrations.)"
Rambling essays on the author's character formation as he was reared in the South, and on the meaning of masculinity, inner life in the military, and his way of writing essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Lighter-than-air enjoyment: a primer for the more chewy offerings of Henry Mitchell, Eleanor Perenyi, and Miriam Osler."
An amiable journey through Vanderbilt's (Golden Days, 1998) gardening year. Read full book review >