Search Results: "Thomas de Zengotita"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2005

"Lots of self-contained fascinating thoughts about matters such as the impact of TV on viewers, but too often de Zengotita offers seemingly random ideas in search of a lucid thesis."
How direct experience seems to have been replaced by the representations of life—images delivered by profit-oriented or otherwise suspiciously motivated media interveners. Read full book review >

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GREAT CATASTROPHE by Thomas de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"In this measured study, De Waal asserts his optimism that young scholars, freed from past narratives and drawing upon 'hidden histories of the Armenians,' will amplify what is known about the late Ottoman period and complicate a history that both sides have tried mightily to own. A perfect scholarly complement to Meline Toumani's outstanding memoir, There Was and There Was Not (2014)."
The causes and consequences of a crime against humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nonetheless, this is a harrowing glimpse into the destabilization caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the troubled road to independence and democracy faced by its non-Russian nationalities."
A combination of investigative journalism and historical overview that emphasizes the Chechens' role as the long-oppressed victims of Russian imperialism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A rediscovered gem: both a historically important work and a terrific entertainment."
Memoirs Of A Militia Sergeant ($25.00; Dec.; 224 pp.; 0-19-511549-X): The lives of Portuguese-occupied Brazil's black slave populace and —poor free people— alike are memorably dramatized in this robust picaresque satire, first published serially in 1852. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIGLET BO IS NOT SCARED! by Geert De Kockere
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This closely follows an earlier adventure, Piglet Bo Can Do Anything (2015), which may explain the abruptness of both opening and closing; fans of his first outing may enjoy seeing him again so soon, but those meeting him for the first time may be unimpressed. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Belgian import, a porcine hero faces his fears and (sort of) triumphs over them. Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEMBO'S ZOO by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

A publishing house's creative director frolics in the fields of type and graphic design, assembling a menagerie from upper and lower case alphabets of the graceful roman `Bembo` font. Read full book review >

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RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >