Search Results: "Zachary Hyman"


BOOK REVIEW

HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >

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THE BAMBINO AND ME by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lively, fun-filled and altogether delightful. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
The historic rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is the catalyst for a young fan's extraordinary adventures in Yankee Stadium. Read full book review >

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BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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THE CIVIL WAR by Zachary Kent
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Chronology, source notes, index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Heavily documented and with numerous contemporary quotes, a workmanlike history employing more temperate language than Bruce Catton's and painting a simple picture that may appeal to readers seeking accounts of the main battles. Read full book review >

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CHINA UNDERGROUND by Zachary Mexico
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A hardy, useful work of journalism."
In 16 punchy, occasionally underdeveloped essays, a young American journalist who has lived and studied in China spotlights some of the marginal types whose stories reveal a lot about this drastically changing country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Will now stand as the definitive Bellow biography."
The author of The Life of Kingsley Amis (2007) returns with the first installment of a two-volume biography of Saul Bellow (1915-2005), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.Read full book review >

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I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The connections Lazar makes here are complex and artful, though at times bewildering even to discerning readers."
A complex tale involving Meyer Lansky, Las Vegas, an investigative reporter and the murder of an Israeli poet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-researched and often illuminating. (b&w photos, not seen, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest addition in the Historical American Biographies series is a well-written and balanced biography of a poor Scottish immigrant who came to America at the age of 13 and immediately began work in a cotton mill and bobbin factory with his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A decidedly superficial view of this brief but violent episode. (Chronology; notes; limited bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Bristling with patriotic fervor, Kent's (The Civil War, p. 480) undigested account of the Persian Gulf War pits heroic multinational coalition forces against the menacing but overrated troops of a vicious dictator, all in the cause of freedom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Readers of this intelligent introduction to iconic economic indices will agree that Karabell makes an excellent case."
Our leaders regularly agonize over unemployment figures, the consumer price index, gross national product and the balance of trade. These and other leading indicators are important but also overrated, writes journalist and Reuters "Edgy Optimist" columnist Karabell (Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, 2009) in this lucid measurement of how the United States is faring. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOOKS OF THE ODYSSEY by Zachary Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The epic as kaleidoscope, more playful than profound."
A very strange literary adventure in which everything—the hero, the author, even the reader—is up for grabs. Read full book review >