Search Results: "Alan Huffman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A short but moving history that effectively captures both the disaster and the soldiers' ordeal."
The little-known story of a deadly steamship explosion at the end of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A first-rate biographical portrait that also deserves accolades for its insights into the minds of adventure-seeking photographers."
A biography of war correspondent Tim Hetherington (1970-2011), who died during a firefight in Libya while documenting the revolution there. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking and expertly told—and a most promising debut."
A superior historical and journalistic investigation, tracing the lives and legacies of freed slaves in America and Africa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A good book for anyone who has wondered how scandalous past behavior makes its way into campaign headlines."
A bright romp through the world of opposition political research. Read full book review >

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JOHN PRINE by Eddie Huffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"It's difficult for Huffman to establish much stylistic continuity when he relies so heavily on quotes from other journalists, but the unlikely success of the reluctant performer makes for fascinating reading."
A guide to the troubadour's career lacks access to the artist himself but benefits from a subject who is as intriguing as his songs. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE HIGH SCHOOL by Terry Dunnahoo
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Bringing a Pollyanna attitude to such advice as ``A smile can start a friendship,'' or not complaining about waiting in line, Dunnahoo stresses self-knowledge as a basis for goal-setting and offers an overview of what teens face—the effects of changes on the body, thinking ahead to college, etc. The material is oddly organized (a section on alternative schooling follows parental guidance on careers). Read full book review >

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A Less Than Perfect Beginning by Diane L. Huffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2014

"An exhilarating, unsentimental story of one woman's triumph over a devastating childhood."
A debut novel about a young woman who never lets her abusive family life get her down. Read full book review >

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BERRY MAGIC by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Despite obtrusively inserted pronunciations for Yu'pik words in the text, young readers will be captivated by the action, and by Anana's infectious delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Sloat collaborates with Huffman, a Yu'pik storyteller, to infuse a traditional "origins" tale with the joy of creating. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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