Search Results: "Sidney Poitier"


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MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics."
In his ninth decade, the legendary actor and civil rights activist Poitier adds novelist to his resume. Read full book review >

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NUMBERS by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This book will have babies and toddlers spinning the pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A genuinely clever new twist on standard board-book topics. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL FOAM by Sidney Perkowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Curious about that froth on your cappuccino? Here's the place to take its measure. But it is the reader who will have to provide the initial spark of interest, for though Perkowitz can be entertaining, he is not alluring."
An exploration of the science of foam that is also an engaging appreciation of its cultural uses—think of your beer's head or cappuccino's cap—from physicist Perkowitz (Empire of Light, 1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A painstakingly researched portrait of the political landscape as the country inched toward civil war."
The second installment of the acclaimed historian and former Clinton adviser's massive study of Abraham Lincoln delves into his deeply cerebral "wilderness years" out of the political spotlight. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF ME by Sidney Sheldon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Like the rough draft for the real memoir, the one with a personality included."
The life and times of the novelist, screenwriter, Hollywood mini-mogul and borderline workaholic. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Sheldon, a schlockmeister beyond dispraise, handles his tale with stupefying skill. Hardly a simplistic sentence passes by without adding to plot and suspense. You race on despite one readable, jaw-dropping inanity after another. Oh, hell, call this is a selling review."
Laughable and ridiculous suspense but bound for big sales, seeing that Sheldon has already sold 300 million copies of his 17 earlier novels and has written over 200 TV scripts and several Broadway hits. Read full book review >

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LICENSED TO LIE by Sidney Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"The author brings the case for judicial redress before the court of public opinion."
A former Justice Department lawyer, who now devotes her private practice to federal appeals, dissects some of the most politically contentious prosecutions of the last 15 years. Read full book review >

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A SELF-MADE MAN by Sidney Blumenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A consummate political observer keenly dissects the machinations of Lincoln's incredible rise to power."
The first volume in a study of Abraham Lincoln, professional politician. Read full book review >

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I WONDER WHO? by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The illustrations shine more brightly than the paper design—or, for that matter, the grammar. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
Smiling animals peek out or pop up from behind flaps to answer variations on the titular question in this cheery offering. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1992

"Another story of true-life derring-do from Kirkpatrick (coauthor, Turning the Tide, 1991; A Cast of Killers, 1986), who once again blends offbeat characters, local color, and a lurking mystery into top-drawer nonfiction. (Eight pages of color photographs, 45 line drawings—not seen.)"
Exciting Indiana Jones-like adventure with a cast of real-life archaeologists, temple looters, smugglers, and art collectors, centering on a fabulous, long-lost treasure. Read full book review >