Books by John B. Severance

BRAVING THE FIRE by John B. Severance
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Still, a carefully told story about this period of time is always welcome and it is to be hoped that Jem's story will be continued. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When he is 15 or 16, Jem Bridwell marches off to the Civil War in search of "the glory" he believes battle brings to warriors. Read full book review >
SKYSCRAPERS by John B. Severance
Released: June 15, 2000

"Black-and-white exterior images of buildings do not do it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This informative history of modern skyscrapers may not attract many young readers. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

"Severance sets forth Einstein's contradictions as a man, but readers will appreciate this thinker's role in constructing the framework of modern physics and extending science's information on the universe. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This is a thoughtful and well-written biography of Einstein, a complicated man whose life and work Severance (Thomas Jefferson, 1998, etc.) chronicles clearly and firmly. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

A thorough and sympathetic biography; Severance (Gandhi, 1997, etc.) focuses on the early education of Thomas Jefferson, especially on his sister Jane's encouragement of his interest in music and books. Read full book review >
GANDHI by John B. Severance
Released: March 1, 1997

"An inspirational life by any measure, movingly told. (b&w photos, map, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Severance (Winston Churchill, 1996) not only relates the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi in this biography, but eloquently conveys the ``Great Soul's'' philosophy to a new generation. Read full book review >
Released: March 18, 1996

"A crisp, open design features well-chosen, effectively placed black-and-white photographs that make this very readable work even more accessible. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An extraordinary biography of a fascinating, larger-than-life man; Severance's first book is a carefully organized, inclusive, balanced, and affectionate portrait of a man whose public life stretched over half a century. Read full book review >