Search Results: "C.M. Butzer"


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GETTYSBURG by C.M. Butzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly smarter and more astute than many of its graphic-nonfiction counterparts, this book should speak to those seeking a visual account. (map, author's notes; footnotes, bibliography, not seen) (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
This sophisticated contender in the graphic nonfiction market opens with "The Story So Far," setting the stage for the events that led to the bloody Civil War battle at Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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THE MARSHAL AND THE MOONSHINER by C.M.  Wendelboe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2018

"Lots of violent action tempered with hints of romance and cultural clashes and a climactic surprise, though much of it comes across as serviceable exposition in search of a strong throughline."
Wendelboe turns from the contemporary American West (Hunting the Five Point Killer, 2017, etc.) to the Depression era to kick off a new series that packs the U.S. Marshal for Wyoming off to Oklahoma in pursuit of a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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Eerie by C.M. McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A charming and inventive tale with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities."
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"The author argues effectively that Madero's manual is essential to understanding his revolutionary zeal."
An introduction to and translation of Mexican revolutionary Francisco Madero's Spiritist Manual.Read full book review >

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MODERN GREECE by C.M. Woodhouse
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"It is also unfortunate that the author completely neglected the last decade of the 20th century, as he finishes his account with Papanderou's defeat in the 1989 elections."
A comprehensive history of Greece from the reign of Constantine the Great to the end of the 20th century, written by former diplomat Woodhouse (The Struggle for Greece, 1941 - 1949, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Davenier's watercolors are charmingly atmospheric, perfectly suited to Millen's spirit-raising verse; the two will work magic on any down-at-the-mouth child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fine counterpoint of wistful ache and be-bop sparkle informs this story about shaking the blues. Read full book review >

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SKY OVER EL NIDO by C.M. Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"The observed details and refracted style here define a talent worth attending to: a distinctive debut."
The latest Flannery O'Connor Award winner brings together 13 highly accomplished stories, only a few of which have been published in small magazines. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDST OF by C.M. Barons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Period fiction that often feels like an interminable undergrad bull session."
An enigmatic pied piper conjures the spirit of '70s campus life in this baroque coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE LINCOLN WHITE HOUSE by C.M. Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Prolific Gleason (Amazon Roulette, 2015, etc.) kicks off a new series with an adequate mystery and more than adequate descriptions of the nation's capital at a critical moment in history."
The first major task for a jack-of-all-trades assistant to President Abraham Lincoln is to solve a murder with the utmost discretion. Read full book review >