Search Results: "William H. Hooks"


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LO-JACK AND THE PIRATES by William H. Hooks
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1991

"Good fun, ably visualized in Tusa's energetic art. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
A ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' (Level 3) that combines the Amelia Bedelia variety of comic literal-mindedness and an adventure story with a satisfying final twist. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S LULU? by William H. Hooks
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1991

"Alley's illustrations are as brisk and user-friendly as the text of this warm family story. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In a Level 1 entry in the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, a little black girl asks each member of her large suburban family where her favorite ballplaying companion, Lulu, could be. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S FRUIT by William H. Hooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Thoughtful readers will see the connection. (Picture book. 9-13)"
Hooks (Where's Lulu?, 1991, etc.) offers another conjure tale set in the days of slavery. Read full book review >

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WOUNDS OF PASSION by bell hooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Only a writer as good and determinedly idiosyncratic as hooks could have produced a book as misguided as this."
In her 15th book, hooks continues the memoir she began in Bone Black (1996). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 1990

A former priest, counselor, and recovering alcoholic spells out the nature of denial in sustaining active alcoholism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Chockablock with fact and figure, an intelligent, informed treatment showing the United States as a great laboratory of cultural innovation."
Generally brisk but occasionally dense summary of American intellectual history from the Founding Fathers to the eve of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Patterson covers all the bases—an essential book for studious fans of Heinlein, with valuable lessons for anyone hoping to make a living with the pen."
Second and concluding volume of Patterson's wide-ranging biography of the renowned science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1996

"As always, Calvin's thinking about thinking gives plenty of food for thought."
Neurophysiologist Calvin (The Ascent of Mind: Ice Age Climate and the Evolution of Intelligence, 1990, etc.) continues to explore the human mind in a lively, erudite fashion, this time drawing on evolutionary biology, ethology, linguistics, and neuroscience. Read full book review >

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"A fair and stimulating look at an immensely gifted, immensely flawed figure."
The reputation of Arnold Toynbee—whose Study of History was called by Time magazine "the best available guide to the meaning of history and the destiny of humankind"—has over the intervening years slipped into a scholarly limbo. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Nothing but a sense of wonder bonds these essays together, which means there's something for everyone and everything for those who love science."
A bonanza of original science essays by top names in the field, written to benefit Share Our Strength, a nonprofit hunger- relief foundation. Read full book review >