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Pioneers of Digital: Book Review
Pioneers of Digital takes a personality-driven approach to delivering on its subtitle: "Success Stories from Leaders in Advertising, Marketing, Search and Social Media." The two authors, Paul Springer and Mel Carson, interviewed 20 people from a wide ...

Book Review: Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story by ...
Book Review: Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story by ...

Book Review: Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers: Volume 1: McKenna and ...
Book Review: Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers: Volume 1: McKenna and ...

Book review: 'Insane City'
This book cover image released by Putnam shows "Insane City," a novel by Dave Barry. Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 7:45 am. Book review: 'Insane City' By Jeff Ayers AP The Norfolk Daily News. "Insane City" (Putnam), by Dave Barry. Humorist Dave ...

Book Review: Secrets to a Creative Mind: Become the Master of Your Mind by ...
Book Review: Secrets to a Creative Mind: Become the Master of Your Mind by ...

Book Review Podcast: The Legacy of Louis Agassiz
This week in The New York Times Book Review, Rebecca Stott reviews “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science” by Christoph Irmscher. Agassiz was a prolific and influential scientist and teacher, but his racist beliefs and his opposition to ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hello Gorgeous'
In the winter of 1960, when this book opens, Barbara — still spelled with three “a's” — was a high school graduate (93 average) with no experience nor interest in anything but acting — not singing — on a stage. Four-and-a-half years later in the ...

Book Review: The Steele Wolf (The Iron Butterfly) by Chandra Hahn
If you walk down the pre-teen fiction aisle in a bookstore and flip through a few books, the same theme prevails in all: violence, magic, bad writing, and no backbone of a storyline. Originally Chanda Hahn's Iron Butterfly series seemed to be going ...

Book Review: Gabriela and The Widow by Jack Remick
It is a book about pain, hardship, and emancipation. It is mesmerizingly written, just like a well-crafted musical piece. The story is about Gabriela and how she lost everything when her mother died. She felt completely lost and without direction ...

Book review: 'Engineers of Victory' by Paul Kennedy, about World War II's ...
Book review: 'Engineers of Victory' by Paul Kennedy, about World War II's ...

Portrait of a Political Odd Couple
Mr. Frank's volume is ostensibly an account of the relationship between two towering 20th-century figures, but this is really a Nixon book, with the odd coupling portrayed chiefly from his perspective. So in "Ike and Dick," it is Nixon who is often the ...

'Game Over' by Dave Zirin
During the Boston Celtics' championship season of 2007-08, coach Doc Rivers instilled in his team the tribal concept of “Ubuntu.” It's a philosophy of community — “I am what I am because of what we all are” — that translates neatly to the world of ...

Book Review: Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
Readers can tell they have read an amazing book if they can dwell on the themes and ideas of the novel for hours. Keep Holding On had the potential to be not only fantastic, but life-changing for some readers. It had the chance for readers to close the ...

Book Review: The Promise of Living by J. Lee Graham
Imagine knowing something terrible is about to happen, and yet being powerless to prevent it. This is the predicament 16-year-old Ryan Colton finds himself confronting in J. Lee Graham's emotional debut novel, The Promise of Living. Though this is very ...

Book review | 'Ascent of the A-Word'
If you have read this far, you probably don't need a PG-13 warning for this review, although by age thirteen most kids have heard the A-word hundreds of times. Sixty years ago that would not have been the case. But sixty years ago this book would not ...

Book review | 'A Dangerous Inheritance'
A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secrets of the Tower” is Alison Weir's fourth novel. Alison Weir was already a well-regarded historian/biographer of English royalty when she turned her pen to historical fiction. Her first novel ...

Book review: 'The Fate of Mercy Alban,' by Wendy Webb
This second novel by Minnesota Book Award-winning writer Wendy Webb has all the elements of a downright haunting story — and it is. But there's also romance along the way to provide relief. When Grace Alban's mother dies, she returns to her childhood ...

Book review: 'See Now Then,' by Jamaica Kincaid
Book review: 'See Now Then,' by Jamaica Kincaid. Article by: MALCOLM FORBES , Special to the Star Tribune; Updated: February 1, 2013 - 1:31 PM. FICTION: Delightfully acerbic, Kincaid's first novel in 10 years is laced with grim humor and heartfelt ...

Book review: 'All This Talk of Love,' by Christopher Castellani
In light of this, Prima and Antonio are more determined than ever for Magdalena to return to her birthplace. Castellani's book is a riveting portrayal of a decent family spinning in a vortex of love, loss, hope and memory. Katherine Bailey also reviews ...

Book review: 'The Man in the Empty Suit,' by Sean Ferrell
One of the myriad lessons we can learn from science fiction is this: Meetings with your future self rarely end well. In Charles Yu's novel, “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe,” the protagonist anticipates his death at his own hands ...

Book review: 'Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage,' by ...
Book review: 'Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage,' by ...

'The Gospel of Second Chances' shows how the Atonement provides hope
Book review: 'The Gospel of Second Chances' shows how the Atonement provides hope and understanding. Print; Font [+] [-]. Leave a comment ». By Wendy Jessen. For the Deseret News. Published: Saturday, Feb. 2 2013 5:00 a.m. MST. "The Gospel of ...

Book Review: New Dieter's Cookbook - Low Calorie Home Cooking Edited by ...
Book Review: New Dieter's Cookbook - Low Calorie Home Cooking Edited by ...

Book Review: Dividend Growth Investing By Robert J. Albers
If you are reading this review on Seeking Alpha and consider yourself to be a Dividend Growth Investor, then Robert J. Albers' Dividend Growth Investing: Safe, Growing Income Streams Using Dividends may not be for you. If, however, you know someone ...

'Splintered' by AG Howard
A.G. Howard's Goth-infused, fantasy novel “Splintered'' is in many ways a brilliant debut, in others a disturbing one. Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll's “Alice's ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Texas Model': Former California Legislator Says Golden ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Texas Model': Former California Legislator Says Golden ...

Book review: 'The Harbinger'
“The Harbinger,” a New York Times best-seller by Jonathan Cahn, internationally known minister, and television and radio personality, has been called “a compelling and shocking wake-up call for our nation.” It has also been described as “a blend of ...

Book Review: End This Depression Now by Dr. Paul Krugman
End This Depression Now by Dr. Paul Krugman is an engaging book about the origin of the Great Recession, the present slow growth scenario and a prediction of normalized job growth near the end of this decade. Dr. Krugman is correct about a number of ...

Book Review: The Long Road to Freedom
The Long Road to Freedom -- Cubanos in Wisconsin by Silvio Canto, Jr. and Gabriel Canto. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the fall of the iron curtain more than 20 years ago, most Americans do not think any more about the threat from ...

Book review: "Insane City" by Dave Barry mines Miami gold
Of course "Insane City" is set in Miami, the freak magnet of a state so perpetually lunatic that it would automatically qualify as a psychiatric patient, if an in-patient facility existed that was large enough to house all of Florida. Dave Barry's new ...

BOOK REVIEW: Stories in 'Revenge' are filled with haunting prose
They are the scenes of ordinary life: a mother stopping by the neighborhood bakery to purchase two strawberry shortcakes for her son's birthday, an aspiring writer toiling over a manuscript in a spare apartment, a young woman preparing dinner for her ...

BOOK REVIEW: Story and illustrations in 'Mama's Purse' will delight you and ...
BOOK REVIEW: Story and illustrations in 'Mama's Purse' will delight you and ...

BOOK REVIEW: Boise author creates different, disturbing future in 'The Last ...
BOOK REVIEW: Boise author creates different, disturbing future in 'The Last ...

Book review: Jeremiah meets Pollyanna in Al Gore's new 'Future'
Book review: Jeremiah meets Pollyanna in Al Gore's new 'Future'. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks during an interview Tuesday in New York. Gore. By CRAIG SELIGMAN Bloomberg News Published: 2/3/2013 2:09 AM Last Modified: 2/3/2013 3:29 ...

Book Review: Get ready for humorous adventure with 'Fangbone'
Fangbone is a courageous barbarian who is about the age of your average third-grade kid. As a young barbarian, he is anything but average. His extraordinary story, “Fangbone: Third Grade Barbarian,” starts out “In a land of swords, magic, barbarians ...

'Indiscretion' examines perfect couple's marriage on rocks
Book review: 'Indiscretion' by Charles Dubow. Also: 'Ghostman,' 'The Painted Girls,' 'Suspect' and 'Love Is a Canoe'. By New York Daily News Book Critic / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013, 6:00 AM. Updated: Sunday ...

Book review: 'Faith Greater Than Pain' is phenomenal read about Mormon ...
Book review: 'Faith Greater Than Pain' is phenomenal read about Mormon ...

Book Review: The Golden Door Book One of The Doors Trilogy by Emily Rodda
When writing for a younger audience, the Young Adult or teen reader, an author has to find the perfect balance between going over his or her audience's head and appearing to talk down to them. What made books like J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series ...

Book review: 'Bitter Brew' traces family's rise, fall
Read this book and you never will see the word Budweiser the same way again. You don't have to be a beer person to enjoy this book … but it helps. The rise and fall of the Busch family is the story of Anheuser-Busch, the King of Beers. "Bitter Brew ...

Unlikely Peacemakers
Mr. Abrams's book is the definitive history of the last Republican president's considerable accomplishments in the Levant. This detailed record ... Until 2005 his boss was Condoleezza Rice, Mr. Bush's closest confidante and the book's most fascinating ...

Book Review: Crazy Quilt by Paula G. Paul
The last time I cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and Me. Crazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both reminds us how short ...

Book Review: Trees in Your Pocket: A Guide to Trees of the Upper Midwest by ...
Book Review: Trees in Your Pocket: A Guide to Trees of the Upper Midwest by ...

Book Review: The Battle for Jericho by Gene Gant
Coming to terms with being gay is difficult enough, particularly as a teenager. For sixteen-year-old Jericho Jiles, whose devoutly Christian parents have brought him up to believe the Bible's word is law, it's an even greater struggle. During the ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Instant: The Story of Polaroid' : Is the Iconic Company Coming ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Instant: The Story of Polaroid' : Is the Iconic Company Coming ...

'Detroit: An American Autopsy' by Charlie LeDuff
The city of Detroit, writes hardboiled native Charlie LeDuff, “would never have been if not for the beaver.” The 17th-century European fad for beaver-pelt hats led to the origins of the city as a fort to protect France's fur trade. The commander ...

Book Review: 'Revenge' by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder - The Express Times
book review revenge AP Photo/Picador. They are the scenes of ordinary life: a mother stopping by the neighborhood bakery to purchase two strawberry shortcakes for her son's birthday, an aspiring writer toiling over a manuscript in a spare apartment, ...

Gray Pete Wentz with James Montgomery
The book reads a bit like the discarded notebooks of an emo teenager. Throughout, Wentz strives for a poetic style with trite lines like, “I am a corpse bored with my own funeral.” “I've got ringing in my ears, but not on my fingers,” the narrator says ...

Artful Ali Smith
Her new book, Artful, isn't so much a stunt as a jury-rigged contraption whose motto might be “Waste not, want not.” Smith's talent is very much in evidence throughout, but the book consists of two halves that never come close to merging. That might ...

Book Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
After a torrid but brief love affair in the first book, Salander, still in love with Blomkvist, distances herself from him out of fear of getting hurt. The story takes off when a freelance writer, doing an exposé on human sex trafficking in Sweden, is ...

Book Review: "The Middlesteins"
It's fiction family whack—which is good for anyone who thinks their family wrote the book on crazy. At the same time, it was a kinder, gentler crazy than the group of families that make up my previous read, "Motherland." Edie and Richard are the ...


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