Search Results: "Scott Reynolds Nelson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"A fascinating historical narrative, even if Nelson occasionally confuses cause and effect with correlation or even coincidence in some of his case studies."
A revisionist history of financial collapses in the United States radiating to other parts of the globe, with implications for what really caused the ongoing economic meltdown. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"It's an eye-opening case study in how history and folklore can intertwine. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
With assistance from Aronson, a veteran author/editor and nabob of nonfiction, Nelson recasts his adult title Steel Drivin' Man: The Untold Story of an American Legend (2006) into a briefer account that not only suspensefully retraces his search for the man behind the ballad, but also serves as a useful introduction to historical-research methods. Read full book review >

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WHITE MONSOON by Scott Nelson
Released: Dec. 25, 2011

"Fun, challenging and dangerous."
In Nelson's thriller, Islamic extremists and the KGB join forces to dump 40 tons of cheap heroin in the U.S. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME by Katherine Scott Nelson
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Refreshingly earnest and artfully wrought, Nelson's debut is a quick, compelling read that warrants a wide audience."
Nelson's debut novella is the coming-of-age tale of two gay teenagers in a small Nebraska town during the mid-'90s. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY by Coretta Scott King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A touching memoir from an important figure in the civil rights movement."
A posthumous memoir by Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, told via a journalist, minister, and longtime friend. Read full book review >

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AN ANIMAL LIFE by Howard Nelson Krum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A zany and heartfelt account of life in veterinary school."
Krum, with the help of with Yanong and Moore, takes the reader into the heart and mind of a new student at veterinary school. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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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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Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Substantive food for thought about natural selection and universal common descent, and surprisingly rich for so concise a treatment."
Two microbiologists, two philosophers of science and a technical writer present for students a concise introduction to the cases, both pro and con, regarding major aspects of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A revealing look at a vibrant and distinct culture. (author's note, glossary, source notes) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Six Maasai proverbs complement glimpses into the daily life of a Maasai community in a compact and fascinating portrait of this nomadic people and their changing world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"In a clear and dynamic voice, the author gracefully weaves information on Balinese spiritual ritual practices and the dangers of overproduction into the explanation of this tiny—but oh-so-powerful—grain. (author's note, map, web resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A staple food for a large part of the world, rice is a very important crop. 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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