Search Results: "Susan Q. Stranahan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The events at Fukushima provided a graphic warning of the dangers posed by nuclear power; the most important question asked by this book is, what will be done about them?"
Technical reports written by committee are almost always dull affairs; this is an exception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2017

"A small book, but powerful all out of proportion to its size in exposing a shameful history."
Mr. Hitler, meet Justice Holmes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1997

A leading social scientist blasts the use of social science in the courtroom, in this provocative but cranky collection of lectures delivered at Harvard. Read full book review >

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ANNA'S GARDEN SONGS by Mary Q. Steele
Released: March 20, 1989

An odd, charming blend of fantasy, poetry, and garden lore—the result of a collaboration between Newbery Honor winner (for Journey Outside) Steele and a well-known Swedish author-illustraTor (Linnea in Monet's Garden), who wrote the original Swedish text for this book. Read full book review >

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ON CHARACTER by James Q. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"But however appealing to readers, it presents no clear guidelines for forming character or public policy."
Elegantly written essays on elevating standards of behavior in today's world. Read full book review >

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THE MORAL SENSE by James Q. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1993

"A refreshing and timely work."
A slow-paced but utterly intriguing examination of the development of the ``moral sense'' that governs human conduct in all cultures and times. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DRAWER CLUB by Barbe Turner
Released: July 29, 2014

"An imaginative, playful book about accepting and embracing differences."
An offbeat young boy, a well-liked student and an ingenious teacher meet in this debut children's book. Read full book review >

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CRASH COURSE  by Landry Q. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A funny, rollicking, action-packed quest through the cosmos. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Elara Vaughn has wanted to become a terraformer, a bioengineer who creates new life forms, her whole life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Not profoundly revelatory, but the intimate look into the way decisions were made brings Roosevelt very much into human focus. (24 halftones, not seen)"
Intelligent, informed thoughts on FDR's presidency by a close associate: Solicitor General, Attorney General, and finally Supreme Court Justice Jackson (1892-1954). Read full book review >