Search Results: "Strobe Talbott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Bush's policies, Talbott concludes, are 'an aberration in the evolution of American internationalism,' likely to be corrected but still liable to do much harm to the nation and the world. This book makes for lucid dissent."
Trying to get a rogue state to behave the way one likes is a messy business. It's a touch easier when the nations of the world join you. It's near impossible when you try to go it alone. Read full book review >

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THE RUSSIA HAND by Strobe Talbott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2002

"Sturdy and well written: for wonks in training, as well as those nostalgic for a time of intelligent foreign policy."
An insightful evaluation, by a key player, of the Clinton administration's efforts to make an ally of America's former Russian foe. Read full book review >

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AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS by Michael R. Beschloss
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Despite the self-serving tone of many of the diplomats interviewed: a superb early take on a watershed period in diplomatic history."
A vivid, behind-the-scenes examination of the close relationship between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in the last scenes of the cold war. Read full book review >

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BILLY STROBE by John Martel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Not content to let a potentially fascinating character tell his story, Martel refuses to leave well enough alone and ends up with about one-third of a good legal thriller."
An overloaded legal thriller about a white collar criminal-turned-neophyte lawyer who tries to clear his dead father's name, get his best friend out of jail, and survive as a first-year lawyer. Read full book review >

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RIVERS OF DREAMS by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Libraries that already own Robert Baron and Thomas Locker's The Hudson: A Story of a River (2004) will want this one as well, for its lively narrative and admiring affection. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Opening with his childhood fascination with the river that shares his name, Talbott provides a survey of Hudson River history from its glacial origins and times with early Native American and European settlers through its industrial development and environmental degradation to its new hope for reclamation through citizen action. Read full book review >

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O'SULLIVAN STEW by Hudson Talbott
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Talbott's illustrations are just as fanciful and fun; story and pictures are bound to charm an audience just as they captivate the king. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Clever Kate O'Sullivan cooks up a feast of family stories to save her and her kins' lives. Read full book review >

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IT'S ALL ABOUT ME-OW by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Ailurophobes won't be swayed, but feline fanciers will lap this up and look forward to repeat servings. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lovers will recognize their favorite feline attributes (as well as those they're less fond of) in this amusing "cat"-alog. Read full book review >

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UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA by Hudson Talbott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"But where U.S. geography is part of the elementary-school curriculum, this lighthearted look at the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) will be welcome. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This rollicking roll call of state fast facts takes the form of a pageant of birds, each introducing their home state in ways that will delight trivia fans. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR AND THE ROUND TABLE by Hudson Talbott
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Younger children will find it too hurried to take in, and older ones may move on, instead, to novel-size retellings. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
A swift, almost frantic, second volume in the Tales of King Arthur series, covering Arthur's battles with rebellious nobles, the meeting with Guinevere as she tends wounded upon Bedegraine's battlefield, the vanquishing of King Ryence, marriage to Guinevere, and dedication of the Round Table. Read full book review >

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YOUR PET DINOSAUR by Hudson Talbott
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A book that's sure to sell itself. (Humor. 7+)"
Dr. Rex, star of We're Back! (1988), provides an extensive tongue-in-cheek guide to living with a dinosaur, from ``Choosing the Right Dino'' to ``You and Your Dino—the Golden Years.'' The nonstop humor here is sometimes a little forced, but mostly it's genuinely clever; the fact that it depends primarily on juxtaposing the dino's size and violence with a typical modern household will delight kids, who will pick up on the pet manual parody (``Dinos have a simple method of working out questions of seniority—just keep the mop and bandages handy''); adults will also be amused by the touches of political satire and parallels with child-care and self-help books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURTL by Strobe Witherspoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Sharp-toothed and Bluetoothed—gigabyte-size political and social satire for the wired generation."
In a dumbed-down, dystopic near-future America, high-tech tycoon Manny Kahn fights to save the nation from political pathologies brought about by his own creation, a ubiquitous online search engine. Read full book review >

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FROM WOLF TO WOOF by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The concise narrative, cohesive design, and well-executed illustrations make this story easy to understand and appreciate. (author's note, websites, bibliography) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Talbott presents an imaginative origin for the early human-wolf bond and explores how that bond changed both species. Read full book review >