Search Results: "Burt Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S COOKING by Burt Wolf
Released: Feb. 17, 1989

Another TV chef's eclectic and unintimidating mix of American and international dishes, from blackened fish and apple pandowdy to Mandarin chicken salad and Irish coddle—with a fair share of hybrids such as Alamo burgers in pita bread and ratatouille made with V-8 juice. Read full book review >

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EATING WELL by Burt Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The recipes, though no more of a piece and no more necessary in today's overstuffed market than the notes, at least have more sense and style."
Timed to accompany his new PBS show of the same name, this latest grab bag from TV-chef Wolf (What's Cooking, 1989) starts off in a typically random manner with an unprepossessing Senate bean soup (already represented in who knows how many cookbooks) and then another soup dish composed of fried catfish, bread-and-catfish dumplings, and vegetable matchsticks that comes from a Salzburg hotel whose chef claims it was Mozart's favorite. Read full book review >

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VISIONARY LEADERSHIP by Burt Nanus
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A largely routine, essentially redundant primer on productive and prescient stewardship."
Pedestrian variations on a theme that Nanus (The Leader's Edge, 1989; coauthor, Leaders, 1985) has played before, albeit to no great effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART by Burt Bacharach
Released: May 7, 2013

"Illuminating and gritty, though Bacharach's remarks are occasionally self-serving."
Reminiscences of a master songwriter. Read full book review >

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STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the novel doesn't reach the heights to which it clearly aspires—Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Wrinkle in Time—its high concept could have cinematic potential, with deeper character development and less contrivance. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl finds herself to be an illegitimate visitor to the land of Story in this debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"An insider's knowing and engaging portrait, not to be found in any guidebook. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
Washington hand Solomon (Where They Ain't, 1999) astutely tracks three families of American aristocrats who wielded power inside the Beltway through the 20th century. Read full book review >

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A SLIVER OF STARDUST by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The appealing premise is hamstrung by lengthy exposition and sluggish characterization. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Smart, 11-year-old Wren has just tied academic rival Simon at the Science Olympiad Trivia Challenge when a huge, white bird begins the magical apprenticeship of both children to the Ancient and Honorable Guild of the Fiddlers. Read full book review >

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A LEGEND OF STARFIRE by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Arduous. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wren Matthews thought she had destroyed the evil Boggen, but he's back—and now, on Nod, he's experimenting with tainted stardust…on human subjects. Read full book review >

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SHADOWBIRDS by William Burt
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Add to that an absorbing storyline and a talent for depicting the places he roams, and this modest book takes on rather grand proportions. (8 pages of color photos, not seen)"
Lovely anecdotal moments in pursuit of the furtive rail, from a wildlife photographer so deeply under the bird's spell that sometimes you wonder if he was dealt a full deck. Read full book review >

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EIGHTY-FIVE HALLOWEENS by Burt Harris
Released: Oct. 25, 2010

"An often-aimless collection more suited to a different medium."
An octogenarian recalls his life in a collection of anecdotes. Read full book review >