Search Results: "Seth Eisner"


BOOK REVIEW

Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >

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WILL EISNER’S NEW YORK by Will Eisner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Incredible sights and bite-sized sagas of the city that never sleeps."
From skyscraper to subway, fat cats to the homeless, here's the Big Apple envisioned by one of America's top graphic-novelists—a town without pity but teeming with terrific tales. Read full book review >

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WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"An informed and informative guide to the US economy's strengths and weaknesses for those perplexed or offended by the major media's invariably shallow, frequently mistaken interpretations."
Best known for maverick views on federal deficits and the national debt, Eisner (Economics/Northwestern Unviersity; How Real is the Federal Deficit?, not reviewed) makes his signature subjects a centerpiece of this contrarian and somewhat unfashionable audit of the domestic economy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven war story that will appeal to aficionados of the Pacific theater and wartime espionage."
Bringing to light a little-known facet of the Pacific theater in World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"An exciting reminder of how Vatican machinations continue to haunt history."
The story of the race to compose a last top-secret encyclical against Nazi racism before the death of Pope Pius XI. Read full book review >

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THE STONE LION by William Eisner
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Because Eisner is himself a former engineering executive who ran a Boston company similar to Electronic Technologies, it's perhaps too easy to assume that this book is partly a memoir. But in either case, it never quite crosses the line that divides a compelling novel from a vanity project."
William Eisner's (The Sevigne Letters, 1994) tale of corporate intrigue has an interesting start: Laid-off high-tech engineer George Breal spends half a year coping with unemployment and finally secures an interview with Dr. John Lowell, president of the Cambridge, Mass., company Electronic Technologies. Read full book review >

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PUPPY POOL PARTY! by Seth Casteel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"These precocious pups will appeal to a wide audience of dog lovers, including beginning readers and older readers. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A passel of pups play underwater at their own pool party in this simple story illustrated with high-quality photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Not much consideration of the broader implications here, but this chronicle of Cunningham's deliberate duplicity certainly has the power to shock."
Former Associated Press reporter Hettena dissects one of the decade's most notorious political scandals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHINING CITY by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"One character's adage that '[t]he world is made up of masters and slaves' proves hilariously prophetic in this novel about a 'Family-values' pimp."
Rarely do novels that are so ruthlessly satiric have such a warm heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY POLAR by Marty Crisp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As a celebration of all things polar, this will likely cool things down no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From deep snowdrifts, cold toes, and snowmen, to hot chocolate and roaring fires, Peter Petrosky MacGregor O'Toole loves all things winter. Read full book review >