Search Results: "Charles Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVING AMERICA by Larry Charles Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A vivid, enlightening story about a man living through a unique time in America's history, but the presentation doesn't do the story justice."
Iowa native Peterson's memoir focuses on his coming-of-age and survival in a changing America. Read full book review >

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WE DO OUR PART by Charles Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A cogent and meaningful call for citizens to share the benefits and burdens of a unified society—hopefully an argument that isn't already past its sell-by date."
A legendary journalist offers a plea for national civility and unity rooted in the ethos of the New Deal. Read full book review >

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LYNDON B. JOHNSON by Charles Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2010

"With the final volume yet to appear, Robert Caro's magnificent biography is the standard-bearer, but Peters delivers a splendid short version."
A slim but penetrating biography of Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973). 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

STRANGE CREATURES by David Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A gallery of bizarre denizens, past and present, with vibrantly colorful illustrations and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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THE POTTER'S FIELD by Ellis Peters
Released: Dec. 3, 1990

Wise, wily Brother Cadfael, herbalist and supersleuth of the 12th-century Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury, is once again faced with an unsettling puzzle. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE DRAGON by Elizabeth Peters
Released: April 1, 1979

"So it's a mixed bag—a honey of a heroine, a turkey of a plot."
Depend on Peters (Street of the Five Moons, etc.) to come up with another no-nonsense, real-person heroine—meet pleasingly plump anthropologist D.J. Abbott. Read full book review >

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FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE by Robert Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Donne notwithstanding, the youthful Peters emerges as a narrow, self-absorbed island in the sea of destruction and human misery that engulfed the Continent before the guns fell silent. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
Vapid reminiscences of rear-echelon service with the US Army during WW II. Read full book review >

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RISING FROM THE RUINS by Daniel Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Even the archeology is ho-hum."
A somewhat self-indulgent and contrived mid-life crisis set at a pre-Colombian dig allows novelist and amateur archeologist Peters (The Incas, 1991, etc.) to engage in some historical speculation while strutting his stuff. Read full book review >