Search Results: "Wilhelm Reich"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Raw material on the life of a dissident thinker that does little to enhance or further damage his reputation."
The last volume of the letters and journals of the prototypical mad scientist, Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957). Read full book review >

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BEYOND PSYCHOLOGY by Wilhelm Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Ideal material for a screenplay about a 20th-century mad scientist."
Madness and pathos alternate in these selections from the controversial psychoanalyst's (18971957) papers, which document the scientific delusions and personal difficulties that preoccupied him from the mid-1930s through his immigration to America on the eve of WW II. Read full book review >

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UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

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THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"There are many editions of this popular story, but Wilhelm's visual narration has unusual panache, making it a good choice for collections that can use one more. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Bremen native follows the Grimms in his straightforward, accessible retelling, providing lively watercolor illustrations that depict the characters in an appealing cartoon style and varying multiple vignettes with cinematic double spreads. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHALE IN DEEP TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A basic introduction to the environmental hazards that endanger whales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young whale finds himself in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

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VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >

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RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Proof positive that whatever state-of-the-art labels you paste on fictional spies, their main appeal remains nostalgic."
International intrigue in the 21st century, according to Reich's latest thriller, looks an awful lot like international intrigue in the 20th. Read full book review >

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FALLING by Doug Wilhelm
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 2, 2007

"The too-neat-and-tidy wrap-up flaws an otherwise solid effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Ninth-grader Matt Shaw spends his after-school hours walking the streets of Rutland, a small city in Vermont that conceals serious secrets. Read full book review >

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THE REVEALERS by Doug Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"It's unclear why certain mean characters seem less bad by the end, and the parental passivity is sometimes hard to believe; however, Wilhelm poses intriguing questions about the role computer networks can play in rebellions, kids' lives, and possibly grander politics as well. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A thought-provoking experiment about bullying and how to handle it. Read full book review >

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SEVEN KINDS OF DEATH by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charlie and Constance, however, still constitute one of mysterydom's better love stories."
Charlie and Constance (Sweet, Sweet Poison, etc.) are having an unspoken fight about attending a party for Constance's girlhood friend Marion—an artist who's having her first touring show in years. Read full book review >

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THE DEEPEST WATER by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"From the opening obsequies to the climactic game of cat and mouse, Wilhelm gilds the oh-so-familiar plot with a sensitivity that makes Abby's detective work seem like a logical extension of her grieving."
SF/fantasist Wilhelm interrupts her series of legal dramas starring Barbara Hollway (Defense for the Devil, 1999, etc.) for a stand-alone whodunit that develops into a did-he-do-it. Read full book review >