Search Results: "Bette L. Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A historically significant collection of firsthand labor experiences, which falls short of making a case for or against midwifery."
An indictment of hospital-based labor and delivery practices. Read full book review >

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BETTE by George Mair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Not so much a tell-all biography as a fawning and amateurish show-and-tell. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
A third-rate biography of a second-rate talent. Read full book review >

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WATERS by Edith Newlin Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Broda has an unusual technique employing watercolor and paper sculpture—the scenes he creates are assembled and photographed rather like dioramas, and the crisp, intriguingly three-dimensional result makes the book stand out. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An introduction to water and water creatures in verse for preschoolers. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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In the Waters of Time by Bette Lischke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An intriguing, well-constructed story that follows two kindred souls across the decades."
In Lischke's debut novel, the lives of two women seem mysteriously linked across the century that separates them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Like the expedition itself, a work of stringent epistemological curiosity and research."
An intriguing, thorough study of a little-known scientific expedition to the Dead Sea by a mid-19th-century U.S. Navy lieutenant. Read full book review >

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GREAT WATERS by Deborah Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A powerful and provocative synthesis: first-rate science journalism. (20 line drawings, maps)"
Sailing from Woods Hole to Barbados, a science writer waxes lyrical, analytical, and admonitory about the ocean she loves. Read full book review >

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DEEP WATERS by John Herman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An ever-tightening thread of tension that accompanies Andy's growing discomfort will keep readers glued to the page. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When Andy, 13, arrives at Camp Winasaukee, he loves everything about it—the fresh canvas smell of the tents, the dew on the grass, and the sight of Johnny March practicing his dives. Read full book review >