Search Results: "Brian Glyn Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"More historic chronicle than biographic exposé—will appeal mostly to academics and those with an intense interest in the collapse of the Taliban."
The turbulent history of Afghanistan and its most powerful and influential army general through the eyes of an American historian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A refreshingly nonpolemical work that walks through the benumbing stages of war and response to the present Islamic State group problem."
A reasonable, step-by-step look back at the war on terror that aims to dispel misconceptions held by a younger generation. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN BOOK OF EROTIC STORIES BY WOMEN by Richard Glyn  Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A nicely balanced collection of provocative versions of desire."
The poet Adrienne Rich's definition of the erotic, cited in the Introduction to this remarkably diverse anthology, sums up the thread that ties these works together. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT CHINA by Brian Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lavishly illustrated and dense with information, this is a noteworthy volume. (map, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the See Through History series chronicles major events and periods from 3,500 years of the world's oldest continuous culture. Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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TUNNELS by Roderick Gordon
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dense but exciting. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Will finds his way into a frightening underground world in this fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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TINY TORTILLA by Arlene Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Williams's charming text teaches the importance of imagination and perseverance (and following cooking instructions), and Karas's sunny spreads are as warm, fresh, airy and magical as the tortilla. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Juan Carlos has been weeding his garden all morning, but when he gets to the town plaza to buy his lunch from the tortilla woman, she's all sold out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Thanks to Vincent, readers will want to go straight to the art for a good, hard look. (8 pages color illustrations)"
A probing, top-flight study of Ralph Albert Blakelock's difficult life (1847-1919) and visionary art, from playwright and art journalist Vincent. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RAPE OF THE ROSE by Glyn Hughes
Released: March 1, 1993

"A bitter, bright, and moving novel."
Like this English author's The Antique Collector (1991), another darkly original novel, this one set among the infernal mills of newly industrializing Yorkshire during the hapless, scattered, Luddite worker rebellions, circa 1812-16. Read full book review >

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THE ANTIQUE COLLECTOR by Glyn Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Marvelously original—the work of a wise and stimulating mind."
The haunting tale of a middle-aged drag queen caught in England at the advent of WW I, by a British poet and author of two previous novels who is only now making his American debut—a grievous oversight in light of this luminous and intelligent prose. Read full book review >

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BRONTE by Glyn Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Nothing really new here, but, still, a sensitive, full-bodied rendering of the always fascinating Brontâs. (First printing of 60,000)"
A gifted Yorkshire novelist tackles his region's most famous literary family, illuminating their inner lives and the sources of their creativity. Read full book review >