Search Results: "Curt Stager"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A wondrous exploration of how our interconnections are vast and abiding, past, present and future."
An "atomic field guide to yourself" and your surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD NOTES FROM THE NORTHERN FOREST by Curt Stager
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1998

"Stager's upbeat short takes are like a day afield with an avuncular guide, paying tribute to his neck of the woods while inspiring the rest of us that getting in touch with nature can be as simple as looking around our own backyards. (illustrations, not seen)"
Short, personable essays enthusiastically explore the natural history of one of North America's largest (and possibly most overlooked) ecosystems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Essential reading."
A probing exploration of the impact of climate change over geological time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Sampson fails to reach the authority and quality achieved by Michael Bamberger in To the Linksland (reviewed above), but his book has obvious appeal for golf-history and nostalgia buffs. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
While it's arguable that 1960—as golf-pro turned golf-writer Sampson claims—was the watershed year for professional golf, it does offer a springboard for an interesting if slipshod study of golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan at contrasting stages of their careers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An entertaining read for golf fans that sheds light on an important chapter in golf history."
Golf writer Sampson (Golf Dads: Fathers, Sons, and the Greatest Game, 2008, etc.) recounts the tale of the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, S.C., perhaps the most famous edition of the biennial contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REUNION by Curt Autry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Uninteresting plot threads converge very late in the story, after all but U-boat fanatics have likely bailed out."
A historical footnote from WWII provides a jumping-off point for this fiction debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF YIDDISH by Curt Leviant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2015

"Leviant's quirky blend of irreverence, exuberance, and sobering history ultimately makes for a ragtag novel in which the author is clearly having a lot of fun—maybe more than the reader."
In what is decidedly not a typical Holocaust-themed book, a renowned Yiddish scholar struggles with an ailing wife, her changeable young successor, and his own decadeslong effort to avenge murders committed in a post-World War II pogrom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGPIE by Curt Finch
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Finch treats serious issues whimsically without being flippant, to deeply entertaining effect."
A fast-paced, bizarre, iconoclastic farce anchored by an endearing filial relationship between a journalist and his assistant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2002

"A revealing look at the ins and outs of scientific research—and the ups and downs of collaboration and competition among scientists."
Easy-reading first-person account of research into the effectiveness of using fetal dopamine cells to treat Parkinson's disease, a venture that aroused controversy not just for its use of cells from human embryos but because the double-blind study called for half the patients to undergo sham brain surgery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS by Shirley  Raines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A sturdy and versatile curriculum companion. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This square-format book consists of 13 spreads, each with a full-page close-up photograph of a common American species of bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 1974

"Book-of-the-Month Club selection for December and who's to doubt the popular potential or continuing torsion—like a leather thong vise."
ANATOMY OF A MASS MURDER IN COLD BLOOD—or exsanguination (bleeding to death)—only one of the particulars you will pick up in this account of the Tate-LaBianca trials as told by the prosecuting Deputy D.A. and professor of criminal law who is also a TV consultant. Read full book review >