Search Results: "Sabina I. Rascol"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPUDENT ROOSTER by Sabina I. Rascol
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Berry echoes richly colored Romanian folk-art designs throughout the stylized illustrations that reflect the humor, magic, and power of the tale. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Rascol adapts a classic Romanian tale originally told by Ion Creanga as "The Pouch with Two Coins." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF THE NEW WORLD by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Murray's writing is chilly, but she is astute about the addictive nature of adventure and the unnerving relationship between the explorer and those he explores/hunts."
In 10 stories by Murray (Forgery, 2007, etc.), historical figures adventure into new worlds largely because they feel excluded in their old ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERTHA AND THE FROG CHOIR by Luc Foccroulle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A medley of frog fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rejected for the frog choir, two aspiring frog vocalists join forces to temporarily achieve their musical dreams in this amusing lesson in following your heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cycles of Intuition by I. Kostika
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2015

"A business fable uses transition in a family-run company as a catalyst for analysis and insight."
A father and son evaluate the operations of their family business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF 1812 by Peter I. Bosco
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Notes; important dates; glossary; further reading; bibliography; and a poor-quality index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Opening with the stirring battle between the British frigate Macedonian and the United States, Bosco goes back to explain the causes of the war and to give a chronological account of the high points, recounting battles along the Canadian border, the great sea battles, fighting in the (then) Northwest, British retaliation in the East, etc. Along with the great victories were ignominious defeats; one is struck with wonder that we won. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A lucid, enlightening historical survey, as well as a nostalgic look at a bygone era."
Fresh appraisal of an election that has long been considered the greatest political upset in American history. Read full book review >

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THE PALE GREEN HORSE by Michael I. Leahey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2002

"And because it's all so derivative, it's all so bland."
An encore for strapping, sexy J.J. Donovan and his quirky, brilliant mathematician-scientist partner, Dr. Boris Michael Koulomzin (Broken Machines, 2000), their metaphoric lances still aimed at foul insurance fraud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Vogel brings light and civility to the conflicting attitudes Americans still have toward the Holy Land, and to the religious and political passions it inspires. (Illustrations)"
Drawing on the experience of American tourists, missionaries, settlers, scholars, and diplomats, Vogel (a senior staff member of the Library of Congress) imaginatively reconstructs how Americans of the last century saw the Holy Land, why they went and what they did there, and their legacy. ``Geopiety,'' a term coined by geographer John Kirtland Wright, explains the motivations of those Protestants who undertook pilgrimages to a neglected part of the declining Ottoman Empire, seeking the sacred associations, the revival of faith, the sense of religious mission that they had absorbed from the Bible and had expressed in the two extraordinary American artifacts with which Vogel begins and ends his text: a reproduction of the Holy Land in Chautauqua, New York, in 1874 and another of the Temple Mount at the 1904 World's Fair, in St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"A useful study of the Founders's noble minds and fallible ideas."
Cogent, accessible survey of the drafting of The Federalist, spotlighting the lessons these early essays still hold for today's interpreters of the Constitution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2014

"Intriguing, especially for aficionados of the avant-garde."
Miller (Emeritus, History and Philosophy of Science/Univ. Coll. London; Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung, 2009, etc.) suggests that we are "witnessing the birth…[of] a third culture in which art, science, and technology will fuse." Read full book review >