Search Results: "Samuel Barondes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Those looking for traditional 'self-help' advice won't find it here, but this book clearly lays the groundwork for deeper human interaction and better life relationships."
A succinct look at personality psychology. Read full book review >

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WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

THE DAY IS SO LONG AND THE WAGES SO SMALLMusic on a Summer IslandCharters, Samuel Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"A small gem of medical philosophy."
In his second book on medical ethics, philosopher Gorovitz (Syracuse Univ.) reports on his seven weeks in 1985 as "Authorized Snoop and Irritant-at-Large" at Boston's renowned Beth Israel Hospital. Read full book review >

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Bodyguard of Deception by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wide-ranging, if uneven, World War II espionage novel, set mostly in the American West."
A German spy operating in Britain gathers valuable secrets in this thriller, the first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >

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FORCE FOR GOOD by Samuel Muggington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A surprisingly upbeat thriller with loads of charm."
After a young boy is shot and killed, a group of high-school friends wages a digital war against a local gang in Muggington's (People of the Stones, 2013, etc.) techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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CAPITAL OFFENSES by Samuel Buell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system."
The federal prosecutor for the massive Enron investigation examines why corporations and their executives rarely face criminal charges, no matter how widespread their hurtful conduct. Read full book review >

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THIS BURNS MY HEART by Samuel Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Protagonist Soo-Ja's story will enthrall in this first-rate literary effort."
A captivating debut novel from Chicago-based author Park. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW by Samuel Marshak
Released: April 5, 1999

"Rosenthal's rubbery, Katzenjammer-Kids-style illustrations, replete with plewds, briffits, and amused onlookers, add a suitably madcap air to this wild, zany ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Translated from the Russian into rollicking verse, this droll character portrait will quickly have listeners chiming in on the chorus: "Oh, that absentminded fellow from Portobello Road!" Read full book review >

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FLIGHTS OF PASSAGE by Samuel Hynes
Released: March 1, 1988

"Unsentimental, understated reminiscences that deliver a true record of the glorious, degrading, ludicrous, tedious, appalling, and other aberrant elements that constitute military manhood in time of war."
A detached, dead-honest memoir of WW II from a distinguished scholar who, though he survived scores of aerial combat missions against the Japanese, focuses on the Stateside experiences that attended his coming of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Easier to read than to act on, more moderate in tone than Bly or Keen—a lucid and perceptive offering."
In the broadening wake of Iron John and Fire in the Belly comes an equally strong entry that focuses on conflicts common to men—between the need to connect and reluctance to do so, for example—and comes up with highly viable strategies and trustworthy solutions. Read full book review >