Search Results: "Dave Dougherty"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A predictable right-wing slant on American history."
Schweikart (History/Univ. of Dayton; What Would the Founders Say?: A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems, 2011, etc.) and Dougherty (co-author: The Patriot's History Reader: Essential Documents for Every American, 2011) pen a conservative paean to American exceptionalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Right-slanted, monotonous historical reading offering little new, valid insight."
Schweikart (History/Univ. of Dayton) and Dougherty follow up the first volume of their Patriot's History of the Modern World (2012) with a disappointing sequel, again stressing above all the unchallenged nature of American exceptionalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A thoughtful and enthusiastic analysis of how more and more people are inventing and creating truly remarkable products and services."
The story behind modern tinkerers, inventors, and creators of all sorts of good stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG IDEAS OF BUSTER BICKLES by Dave Wasson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"By the time giant robot dinosaurs invade the city, parents of kids with tornado tendencies may find much that is recognizable—and their young ones reading along may find a kindred spirit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy with a hyperactive imagination encounters a machine that can bring to life his zany ideas in an assured if manic debut. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY CLIMBS AGAIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"What with the fairly adult treatment of Humpty's funk, this will not be a standout on the fractured nursery-rhyme shelf, but it might garner some laughs for the underwear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Horowitz's twist on the familiar nursery rhyme falls a little like Humpty Dumpty himself—flat. Read full book review >

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BUY MY HATS! by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"As soon as the sun comes out, you know the hats will once again be as popular as three-day-old fish. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Horowitz goes out on a limb with his title here, for visions of Esphyr Slobodkina's folky absurdity, Caps for Sale, will immediately dance into readers' heads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY THINK-A-MA-JINK by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Bored at his own birthday, Jack is tired of toys that do everything for him. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF TIGERS by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The author recommends that this be read in a 'New York accent,' but its point will be evident to most readers without the hint. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Horowitz gives an ancient cautionary fable a modern urban setting, jazzed up with a toothy, die-cut open mouth on the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2010

"Though sometimes admiring rather than analytical, a thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."
The life of a writer often celebrated by critics and admired by fellow novelists but who never achieved the popular acclaim and wealth he felt he deserved. Read full book review >

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STINKBOMB & KETCHUP-FACE AND THE BADNESS OF BADGERS by John Dougherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A study in parodic mayhem. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Upon orders from the king of Great Kerfuffle, white siblings Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face embark on a taleworthy quest to rid their home of mischievous badgers. Read full book review >