Search Results: "Scott E. Casper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"An unexpected, revealing look at an enduring and complex national symbol through the lives of those who knew it best."
A historian celebrates the lives of African-Americans who made George Washington's home—their home and workplace, as well—into an American Mecca. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Cook successfully establishes the mathematical foundation needed for construction with a witty, conversational tone that clarifies math while instilling confidence in a reader's capacity to practically apply numbers."
This step-by-step guide to mastering basic construction math utilizes the building of a hypothetical bungalow as an occasion to lightheartedly relate mathematical thinking to practical application. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UN-BRELLA by Scott E. Franson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A visual diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a little girl decides the weather isn't to her fancy, an "un-brella" helps to magically change one season to another. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER BOY by E. Scott Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 1995

"Insufficient camaraderie, not enough shooting, and an excess of banter."
Who misses the Cold War? Read full book review >

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THE RECONSTRUCTION by Claudia Casper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"An unusual, unprettified, and ultimately haunting character portrait."
Vancouver writer Casper's bleak but compelling debut depicts a sculptor's breakdown and recovery while she is constructing a model of a human ancestor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A riveting, if slightly dated, look at China's gay male community."
When cultural attitudes favor heterosexuality over homosexuality, gay youth often grow into troubled adults. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TRUMP AS ADJECTIVE by E
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2017

"A laboriously inscrutable novel about the teachings of a mysterious figure."
A guru tutors a group that meets regularly in his apartment in the Language of the Universe, in which Donald Trump is an adjective. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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