Search Results: "Albert E. Potts"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Slow and steady yet highly readable; an intriguing look at deciphering Scripture."
Debut author Potts offers a guide to understanding the Bible in its original Hebrew. Read full book review >

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CRUX by Albert E. Cowdrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

Cowdrey's SF debut: a conflation of four time-travel stories, some previously published in magazines. Read full book review >

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ALEJANDRO'S GIFT by Richard E. Albert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A likable, beautifully presented picture of a human being responding to his natural surroundings with sensitivity and imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his first children's book, an 84-year-old depicts a homely desert sage: white-bearded Alejandro, who welcomes visitors who stop for water from his well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"We have to reengage with the natural world, he argues, and embrace the heady mix of our responsibilities: accepting the need to sometimes counter nature's flow in order to preserve our species, yet always be mindful of the long-term consequences. (Illustrations, maps, charts) (Author tour)"
How has the ebb and flow of the environment affected the evolution of humans, and how has the path of our evolution affected our attitude toward nature? Read full book review >

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A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive portrait of an ever-fascinating figure. (source notes, further reading, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
John Brown's fight to end slavery in the United States is presented in a broad historical context that reveals an impact far beyond the time it occurred. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"This is a competent, comprehensive social history that occasionally gets muddled because of the many strands of the story. (bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 resulted in the greatest loss of life in a New York City workplace until the 9/11 attacks nearly a century later. Read full book review >

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LESS THAN PERFECT by Louise Albert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Well-written, yet unengaging. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Bland writing and characters weaken the poignancy of dying parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Comprehensive and coherent, a superb history. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
After his recent Unconditional Surrender: Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War (1993), Marrin returns with it's companion volume about that other great Civil War general, Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The extensive bibliography of the author's sources contains no guide to sources for young readers. (notes, additional reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Andrew Jackson's belief in union kept secessionists at bay for a generation, but his actions toward Native Americans were "an evil which must forever stain his memory." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VESPERS TAPES by Albert DiBartolomeo
Released: Jan. 18, 1990

An ailing mob boss is determined to dictate his memoirs to an unwilling Philadelphia schoolteacher—a fact that leads to a predictably violent battle for the taped transcripts of their sessions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING THE POSTMODERN DIVIDE by Albert Borgmann
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not a light read—and never disingenuous."
Rather astoundingly large-minded vision of the nature of humanity, civilization, and science, by Borgmann (Philosophy/Univ. of Montana at Missoula). Read full book review >