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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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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WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A full-throated celebration of the national spirit and its potential to persevere in spite of dangers foreign and domestic."
One of the deans of the Fourth Estate defends the traditional American values he learned to cherish in childhood, now under threat in a tempestuous political and economic climate. 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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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 >

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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

SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIDEKICKS by Dan Santat
by Dan Santat, illustrated by Dan Santat
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
A veritable bonanza of capes, heroes and pets with superpowers abounds in illustrator Santat's first solo graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE BATH by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A playful bedtime treat, especially for those too fidgety for text-heavy tales. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this wet and wordless adventure, a button-nosed little boy makes a cake with his mother, gets messy and needs a bath. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE FOUR WINDS BLOW by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Combining wafer-thin characters, clumsy attempts at humor, a wandering plotline, and a severe case of explaining rather than showing that makes the opening chapter positively tedious, this labored, agenda-heavy effort isn't rescued even by its many small, quirky illustrations. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Picture-book veteran Yaccarino tries his hand at a longer form, with less-than-happy results. Read full book review >