Search Results: "Colin Woodard"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Thoughtful political theory for divisive times."
Longtime national affairs writer Woodard (American Nation: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, 2011, etc.) builds on his previous analysis of the country's regional differences to focus on the conflict between individualism and collectivism that defines our national character.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An Age of Sail adventure, pleasantly recounted."
Disregard Robert Louis Stevenson's rowdy buccaneers, the Disney factory's lively rascals and those musical lads from Penzance: Here are the real pirates of the Caribbean, and the facts are as colorful and exciting as fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Woodard offers a fascinating way to parse American (writ large) politics and history in this excellent book."
Forget about the United States and Canada. The true nations of North America, writes historian and Christian Science Monitor foreign correspondent Woodard (The Republic of Pirates, 2007, etc.), have little to do with those artificialities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Woodard's quietly passionate and focused presentation leaves little doubt about the gravity of the water world's ecological crisis. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A state-of-the-marine-environment message from journalist Woodard (Christian Science Monitor), in which the mood is dark and the tidings grim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An in-depth look at an officer's bawdy tour of duty."
A debut satirical novel follows one man's adventures as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A raunchy but memorable military tale."
Woodard (Wearing the Cat: Part One, 2016, etc.) delivers the second installment in his satirical series about a Navy dentist. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OH NO, ASTRO! by Matt Roeser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Informative, dynamic, rich in vocabulary, and quite funny. (suggested reading) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jostled out of his orbit, a confrontation-averse animate asteroid prone to courtly speech finds himself heading for a perilous, unexpected, fast-track encounter with planet Earth. Read full book review >

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Grumpmuffin Across the Pond by Neville Greer

"A charmingly illustrated, slyly funny tale of a family pet in the United Kingdom."
A dog solves the mystery of a missing sock while introducing young readers to British English terms. Read full book review >

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WIZDOM AND PANDORA by K. M. Woodard
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"An imaginative, if not particularly original, YA adventure."
The fast-paced first installment of a magical YA fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK POWER 50 by Sylviane A. Diouf
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The text and visuals combine for an educational, eye-opening experience."
An illuminating text accompanies visuals from an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Read full book review >

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THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >