Search Results: "Seth G. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"From a knowledgeable guide, a thoughtful study of the pattern of violence and response."
A chronological, historical walk-through of successive waves of al-Qaeda terrorism from 1998 to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2009

"An impressively researched, often grueling illustration of how U.S. leaders failed—once again—to learn from experience."
A scholarly account of America's unsuccessful effort to avoid the same fate as three other great powers who tried to tame Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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BECOMING SNAF-U by G. H. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"A biting satire peppered with harsh truths about university politics and academic shenanigans."
When a fictional university falls out of the Top 25 in a national magazine ranking, hysteria erupts on campus. 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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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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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THE DARK WATER by Seth Fishman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Those who started with the first should be satisfied with this conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
The sequel to The Well's End (2014) takes the action into a mysterious underground city.Read full book review >

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MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN by Seth Rudetsky
FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Not much style, not much substance, but suitable for younger readers. (Romance. 12 & up)"
Chubby, Broadway-obsessed gay goofball Justin Goldblatt pines after swoony, blond, blue-eyed Chuck, the douchebag quarterback of the football team who's dating the school's hottest girl, Becky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1999

"Dark Age'), Shulman points to real dangers as knowledge seems, more and more ominously, to equal power."
An effective polemic against those seeking any monopoly on knowledge in the information age. Read full book review >