Search Results: "Temple Grandin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The inspiring story of a courageous, dedicated and most unusual woman."
An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Read full book review >

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THE AUTISTIC BRAIN by Temple Grandin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"An illuminating look at how neuroscience opens a window into the mind."
Grandin (Animal Science/Colorado State Univ.; Different…Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, 2012, etc.), whose life has been an inspiration to millions, warns parents, teachers and therapists of the danger of getting locked into diagnostic labels. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"There's a splendid unity in this diversity; in a world blessed with children like these, hope must still live. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Leaving his law practice, Texan Temple traveled twice around the world, visiting schools and collecting letters children wrote, after conversing with him, to describe their love for the natural world and plead for its preservation. Read full book review >

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GRAB HANDS AND RUN by Frances Temple
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Well wrought, authentic, and compelling. (Fiction. 10+)"
The author of a fine first novel about recent events in Haiti (Taste of Salt, 1992) depicts an El Salvadoran family fleeing to Canada. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"In voodoo lore, a pinch of salt can give a zombie self-awareness and escape; here, Temple offers such a taste while celebrating the revolutionary movement that has given the Haitian people a taste of escape from oppression. (Fiction. 12+)"
Incidents in Haiti's turbulent recent history are seen through the eyes of two Port-au-Prince teenagers in a poignant (doubly so, considering subsequent events) first novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2006

"Nixon observed that the U.S. could do what it wanted in Latin America because his compatriots didn't give a damn about the place. Grandin's excellent book makes a good case for caring."
If you want to know why the American intervention in Iraq has failed, look at the El Salvador of a quarter-century ago. Read full book review >

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CADILLAC by Charles Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Disquieting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Better jump for your life, and never look back'' when Granny—reckless, oblivious, failing in her faculties, or all three—gets behind the wheel of her pink Cadillac. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2005

"A useful update to Elizabeth Neuffer's The Key to My Neighbor's House (2001), Gérard Prunier's The Rwanda Crisis (1995), Samantha Power's 'A Problem from Hell'(2002), and other studies of slaughter."
More than 800,000 dead in the space of months: the pen can be mightier than the sword indeed. And, as the critic F.L. Lucas observed, "though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them." Read full book review >

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DEATH DU JOUR by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Period recipes and dollops of history make this latest from Temple (The Spice Box, 2005, etc.) entertaining fare."
Paris in the throes of revolution is a dangerous and exciting place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Deeply researched and well-written, this book will appeal to general readers and specialists alike."
Pulitzer Prize finalist Grandin (History/New York Univ.; Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, 2009, etc.) offers a splendid account of the 1804 slave rebellion made famous in Herman Melville's novel Benito Cereno. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Works both as a nice bit of recovered history and a parable."
Henry Ford's doomed attempt to establish a rubber industry and an attendant "work of civilization" in the rain forests of Brazil. Read full book review >

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KISSINGER'S SHADOW by Greg Grandin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A trenchant and succinct depiction of the ongoing artful dodging of the nonagenarian statesman."
A focused examination of Henry Kissinger's foreign policy as the normalization of "secrecy and spectacle," from Southeast Asia to Chile to Iran to Iraq. Read full book review >