Search Results: "Timothy Naftali"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Fascinating to dip into casually and essential to students of the Kennedy administration, the Cold War, and late-20th-century world history."
Three months, 1,700 pages. But what months they were: a season in the midterm administration of John F. Kennedy marked by faltering polls, the aftermath of near nuclear war, and one crisis after another. Read full book review >

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GEORGE H.W. BUSH by Timothy Naftali
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Naftali (Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism, 2005, etc.) offers a soft-pedaling, well-paced glimpse at the career highlights of a man whose presidency still remains murky and out-of-focus."
Latest title in the American Presidents Series spotlights the elder Bush's uneven one-term presidency, riding Reagan's coattails and navigating the "new world order." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"The story traces with rich detail the maneuvering, the calculations, the human errors, and the enormous stakes involved in the most serious crisis of the last 50 years."
One of the best pieces of research to have emerged as a result of the opening of the Russian archives, a subtle, nuanced, and vivid history of the Cuban missile crisis—the East-West showdown that brought the world close to nuclear war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sobering—even scary—and necessary reading for historians of the modern era."
A Strangelovian paradox: The only way to preserve peace is to court war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMY OF FROGS by Trevor Pryce
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"This little frog should find fans among readers of the Warriors and Redwall sagas. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
A young frog dreams of battle in this animal-adventure series opener. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER HOME by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"This elegant work powerfully conveys the slow crawl of war from a soldier and father's perspective. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Though this quiet tale of war is set in 1918 Europe, the story itself could reflect any modern war. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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FOR LIBERTY by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"By March 5, 1770, it was dangerous to be a soldier in Boston." Read full book review >

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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >