Search Results: "Tony Hare"


BOOK REVIEW

NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL by Tony Hare
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

An oxymoronic title fronts this flashily illustrated look at what Hare glibly, but fairly, characterizes as ``a problem that we are passing on to future generations.'' Though there is already a frightening amount of high-level nuclear waste in the US, there is still no safe way to dispose of it—or even to store it, for long. Read full book review >

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RAMAR by Darrell T. Hare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 1996

"Pablum either way, however sellable. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first book and moral fable being compared to Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A well-presented investigation into how dogs came to be."
Hare (Evolutionary Anthropology/Duke Univ.) and Woods (Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo, 2010) delve into the rich cognitive world of dogs and how they domesticated themselves through natural selection. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE TOUCH PAPER by David Hare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A sort of how-I-struggled-onto-the-stage story, told with appealing detail and self-deprecation."
A celebrated contemporary playwright and screenwriter rehearses his boyhood, early career, and the stumbles and bumbles of his personal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST SHAPES  by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Useful if uninspired. (Board book. 1-3)

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A photo-illustrated primer of shapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2004

"We know, well before the smug conclusion, that we're a long way from Budd Schulberg."
Hollywood assistant gets abused by boss, is shocked at the industry's mendacity, and other un-amazing tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A chilling, eye-opening report—and a call to action."
A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths: the often charming, glib, sane-seeming people who rape and murder—and rip- off S&Ls—without a second's thought because they utterly lack the emotions that add up to the defining human characteristic of conscience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN & POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"A likable duo and an enjoyable romp for beginning readers who will be looking for the next installment. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum and Alien are good friends who first met in Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What (2001). Read full book review >

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ALIEN AND POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Droll and expressive language helps to add a little humor to what might have been too much of a lesson about understanding differences, and readers will look forward to 'hanging out' with the two in a sequel of the same name. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum's open-minded attitude helps him to make an unusual new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide for anticipating the complexities of the modern battlefield."
A retired four-star Marine Corps general examines how wars can be lost before they've even begun.
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