Search Results: "Zachary Mexico"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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FRIDAY MY RADIO FLYER FLEW by Zachary Pullen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Pullen's artful oil paintings zoom in and out on the father and son in exaggerated, distorting perspectives, emphasizing the boy's expressive face and his dad in gleeful moments. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The possibilities of the little red wagon have captured the imagination of children for decades. 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 >

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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

"Reconnoitering a new front on the culture wars, Karabell takes some well-timed and well-aimed shots at the received notions of teaching's functions and professors' careers."
A worldly inspection of academe's ivory tower from the top floor of tenured professors and the Ivy League to the basement of adjunct teachers and community colleges. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Solid reporting combined with engaging stories—even about campaign finance reform."
A blistering account of concerted Republican efforts to quiet the political voices of minorities, students, and the poor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2009

"Meticulous but difficult to follow."
An exacting examination of the life and 1975 murder of the author's father, Ed Lazar, an Arizona accountant killed just before testifying about the house-of-cards real-estate business he'd inadvertently helped orchestrate. Read full book review >

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MAMMOTHER by Zachary  Schomburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A fancifully written experiment that can't decide whether it wants to be an absurdist meditation on the human condition or a satire of consumer culture."
A young man tries to find his purpose in life—despite living in a bizarre surrealist landscape. Read full book review >