Search Results: "Charles Fergus"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Pleasant reading for the generalist; meaty enough to engage those with special interests in dogs, hunting, or nature."
The nurturing, training, and blooding of a springer spaniel, the first hunting dog Fergus (Shadow Catcher, reviewed above) has owned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Concise and comprehensive, this fills an important niche in the environmental compendium of species that face annihilation at the hands of man."
In tones both reportorial and evocative of the shadowy and deadly habits of the Florida panther, Fergus chronicles the efforts of a welter of agencies and individuals to avert the extinction of this creature, which ranks high on the Endangered Species List. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"No tears, but plenty of convincing testimony to the redemptive powers of nature. (b&w illustrations)"
A compelling mix of adventure, travel, natural history, and emotional recovery set against the exotic backdrop of an Icelandic summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW CATCHER by Charles Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1991

"Readers who usually skip history as too dry will enjoy this. (Thirty-two historic photographs.)"
Deftly written account of a 1913 cross-country expedition to record the surviving members of Indian tribes and offer them citizenship, after which they were conveniently to fade forever into the sunset. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A deeply argued call to action from a lucid, impassioned polemicist."
A concise, cogent assessment of the 2008 banking disaster and how the fallout has affected the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN by Jim Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"An impressive historical, terse, convincing, and affecting."
Long, brisk, charming first novel about an 1875 treaty between Ulysses S. Grant and Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, by the sports reporter and author of the memoir A Hunter's Road (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Extraordinarily witty, zippy and entertaining throughout. (Fiction. YA)"
A 13-year-old boy yearning for puberty and junk food finds himself sucked into a passionate fight to save a soup kitchen, despite his own resolutely selfish instincts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD GIRL by Jim Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2005

"Fergus (One Thousand White Women, 1988) writes simply and sincerely in a brisk tale that offers a compassionate portrait of the beleaguered Native Americans. Still, predictable in form and stereotyped in character, it rarely rises above the conventional."
Historical adventure with a conscience set in 1930s Mexico. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUDDY AND EARL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Earl and Buddy know the secret of camaraderie and play it out in fine form. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two creatures find an unlikely friendship when one takes on the role of gagman and the other an unwitting straight man. Read full book review >