“Open the metaphorical doors and windows to this fine collection; let the textures and textures that are so generously infused into these poems find a place in your imagination.”
“As a popular historical work, Dying Every Day is highly recommended for anyone wishing to know how power is acquired, used, abused and to what ends.
“. . . the author unravels the secrets of how plants grow in her quest to understand the fundamentals of botany and transform herself into a better gardener in the process.”
“Gordis has written a concise and exciting political biography of Menachem Begin. . . .
“When an economist argues that money is inherently a social phenomenon, that is reason enough to read the book.
“Books like Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s Plato at the Googleplex are of the rare type that contribute to the popularization of knowledge and create appetite for m
“His genial, heartfelt, but blunt tone may shake up those long wearied by gentler inspirational tales.”
“An important and poetic look at life in WWII U.S. Japanese-American internment camps but one that fails to engage young readers with an empathetic main character.”
“Fry-Revere makes stark comparisons between the kidney donation program in the U.S. and Iran. Dialysis is portrayed as a very poor alternative to kidney transplants . . . Most U.S.
“That ability to deal with it—a staple in stories of charming North American nebbishes like Herbie Bookbinder, Augie March, and Duddy Kravitz—may be what endears us most to the perennially
“Indexing is an art. Not everyone will find it interesting . . .
“There’s nothing wrong with the book—it is well-written, well-researched, and entertaining.
“You may not weep for any of the three—but you will . . .
“In his long-awaited memoir, Blackwater founder Erik Prince offers an alternative view of his much-maligned company, and he backs it up with extremely compelling evidence.”
“Though some of the fierce battles may be very disturbing for some readers, any avid student of history, particularly military history, will be enthralled with A Soldier on the Southern
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“. . . there is a bit of the mystic, of real magic to the whole of Inside a Pearl and all its component parts.
“In this book religion is actually the MacGuffin, the object in a suspense story that sets up the plot and keeps the chain of events in motion . .
“As a leader of the resistance, Lusseyran allocates his powerful intellect and considerable courage to defend his beloved France against Nazi tyranny. This
“The world is a better place for Dr. Churchland’s efforts and her curiosity.”
“Graf’s best work is the honor she bestows on donor families and the linkage she creates with the restored lives of the recipients and some truly miraculous turnarounds.”
“Wizards, Aliens, and Starships is a great book by itself or as a starting point for exploring the physics of space exploration as well as the classics in science fiction.”
“Whatever the reader may think about American immigration policy and N.’s rather unusual personal situation for a Mexican immigrant, we have to appreciate his determination
“It is a beautiful thing to know that in spite of such horrible loss, there are those who have survived and so many others whose young lives now lay before them.
“. . . about the innate knack everyone has to reason about the minds of others. . . .