Search Results: "Stephen C. Scott Minnich Jonathan Moneymaker Paul A. Nelson and Ralph Seelke Meyer"


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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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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"Tales that smolder but never quite ignite."
A late writer's stories about life, childhood, and racism. Read full book review >

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GÖTZ AND MEYER by David Albahari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Decades later, the Holocaust continues to enslave and inspire the European literary imagination—seldom more memorably than in Albahari's brilliantly disturbing novel."
What Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil" is evoked with intensity in the prizewinning Serbian-born author's previously untranslated 1998 novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2005

"'There is no justice in poker,' says Moneymaker, and it's true. But bring some smarts, guile, intuition, experience—and luck—to the table, and it can be as much fun as this firsthand account."
An inexperienced Internet poker fish tangles with the best at Binion's World Series of Poker—and wins big. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN AND HIS MOMMY by Irene Smalls-Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A rhythmic, repetitive text with some rhymes and sun-washed illustrations—a happy summer book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A playful story about a small African-American and his mother taking a long walk through their city neighborhood and making a game of using different steps—giant steps, baby steps, bunny hops, ballet twirls, backward steps. Read full book review >

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MEYER by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An anemic mishmash—for loyal fans only."
The prolific postmodernist (Phone Rings, 2005, etc.) profiles a writer trawling for material among family memories and fantasies. Read full book review >

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DAVID AND JONATHAN by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and challenging. (Fiction. YA)"
A compelling triangle: Hank, 16, child of an upper-crust Bostonian and a penniless composer; his best friend Jonathan, whose mother, a Holocaust survivor, runs a restaurant with her husband; Jonathan's cousin David, 21, who leaves a psychiatric hospital to live with Jonathan's family in a last hope of alleviating his depression. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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RALPH TELLS A STORY by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An engaging mix of gentle behavior modeling and inventive story ideas that may well provide just the push needed to get some budding young writers off and running. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a little help from his audience, a young storyteller gets over a solid case of writer's block in this engaging debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Compelling, clear-eyed examination of Scott's actions and larger notions of what makes a hero."
Better known today for his books of film biography, history, and criticism (Rosebud, 1996, etc.), Thomson initially came to attention in his native Britain with this vivid 1977 analysis of the great race to the South Pole and the character of the men who led the efforts. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN AND THE BEETLE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A memorable lesson in mindfulness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy's response to a beetle in the garden triggers profound moral questions in this arresting visual tour de force. Read full book review >