Search Results: "Charles Sasser"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Call it dull on ice."
A grinding memoir of life in the Alaskan wild. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2015

"A real-world approach to achieving sustainable weight loss."
A safety trainer and manager shares the 60-day eating and activity plan he created to shed unwanted pounds in this debut health guide. Read full book review >

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FIRST SEAL by Roy Boehm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Strong, exciting reading, laced with military profanity and humor."
The high-adventure story of the legendary Boehm—founder and guiding spirit of the famed SEALs, a highly decorated veteran of three wars—and his tumultuous 30-year career in the US Navy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A tale of impressive endurance, not enhanced by the surfeit of machismo."
Amped-up memoir of an elite warrior determined to fight on for his country, even after giving up a limb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2001

"A rousing tale, full of sharp details and told in the harsh language of soldiers baptized in fire. (8 pp. photos)"
The gripping combat memoir of a highly decorated American helicopter pilot's Vietnam service. 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

THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS by Charles Fuge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A cozy, briefly told wish-fulfillment tale, lit up by pictures whose clear colors and solid-looking figures are easy on the eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Plot plays a minor role at best in this brightly illustrated tale of three cute, stubby-limbed dinos getting a taste of flight. Read full book review >

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LIFE AND TIMES OF THE PEANUT by Charles Micucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The straightforward, stimulating style rises above the superficial, jam-packed, jazzy presentations of many information books for children, making this a captivating compendium, as wholesome and substantial as a peanut butter sandwich. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-11)"
In a book that follows in the clearly defined footsteps of its predecessors, The Life and Times of the Apple (1992) and The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995), Micucci takes a bemused, informative look at the subject of goobers, pinders, earth nuts, ground peas—peanuts. Read full book review >

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SUGAR SKULL by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fittingly audacious finale to an artistically ambitious trilogy, one that pays homage to the comic books of old yet takes the art to another, weirder level."
The third volume in a trilogy concludes a renowned graphic artist's hallucinatory descent into comic-book hell—and it doesn't end prettily. Read full book review >