Search Results: "Colin G. Calloway"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"The author ably explains the winner's side of this battle—a herculean task since the Native Americans had no written records."
History of the 1791 Battle of the Wabash, a largely forgotten clash that proved to be "the biggest victory Native Americans ever won and proportionately the biggest military disaster the United States ever suffered." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although much of the information here is well known, this is a fine primer on the cross-cultural influence of the Europeans and Indians in early American life. (21 illustrations, not seen)"
A highly readable if not highly original history of the early interaction between Europeans and Native Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2006

"A welcome contribution to the history of America before the War of Independence, joining such fine recent books as Fred Anderson's The War That Made America (2005)."
Lucid, brief survey of the aftereffects of the French and Indian War in America. Read full book review >

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THE SHAWNEES AND THE WAR FOR AMERICA by Colin G. Calloway
NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"An illuminating overview of Shawnee-white relations."
"We have always been the frontier," a Shawnee leader remarked three centuries ago. This survey shows just how true that statement was. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >