Search Results: "Dan Rather"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Rather does his job just fine—but what that job is remains something of a mystery."
A rainbow-coalition compendium of anecdotes to swell a patriot's pride. Read full book review >

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RATHER OUTSPOKEN by Dan Rather
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An engaging grab-bag: part folksy homage to roots, part exposé of institutional wrongdoing and part manifesto for a truly free press."
A renowned journalist settles scores in this investigation of how the news media has become dangerously intertwined with politics and corporate interests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Enjoyable anecdotes, not much insight or history. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The CBS anchorman tells of his globe-trotting moments—good yarns, though they're not exactly representative of his usual daily work behind a desk. Read full book review >

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DEADLINES AND DATELINES by Dan Rather
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Rather loosens the necktie of his television persona and chats amiably about our times, offering readers a glimpse of his point of view, his likes and dislikes, his fears, and his humor."
The well-known and respected television anchorman-correspondent shows a flair for essays in this collection that presents snapshots of our life and concerns in the 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I REMEMBER by Dan Rather
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A prominent American's vivid and sensitive recollections of his deep roots in a past that is now all but beyond recall. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An immensely appealing remembrance of things past from the anchor of CBS-TV's Evening News. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT LOLLIPOP CAPER by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"There's a sly edginess to characters who'll do anything to be eaten, but this particular pickled sourpuss loses his tang as he lowers his expectations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As some ingredients have more flavor before cooking, this edible protagonist has more flavor before he learns his lesson. Read full book review >

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PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"It's just too easy to see who inspired it. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
It's surprising that a book with zombies and talking celery isn't quite goofy enough to work. Read full book review >

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WHITE OX by Dan Burr
by Dan Burr, illustrated by Dan Burr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"A foreword provides background on the Mormons and Emily's circumstances at the time of the journey. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From the vivid cover art—a ragged young girl runs, silhouetted against an orange sky—to the last double-page spread of the same child staring out across the Rocky Mountains she has just crossed as part of the great 19th-century Mormon migration, the art is the star of this book. Read full book review >

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A SPECIAL DAY FOR MOMMY by Dan Andreasen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Paired with Andreasen's With a Little Help from Daddy (2003), this contributes splendidly to the family library. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This mirthful treat conveys the profound and loving connection between parent and child. Read full book review >

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THE COOKIE FIASCO by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"In the end it's a morality tale that may not be worth raiding the cookie jar for. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Elephant and Piggie introduce a beginning reader that's a math lesson: how can three cookies be divided equally among four friends? Read full book review >