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

WAKE by Shawn  Dougherty
by Shawn Dougherty, illustrated by Leah Busch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Pretty and appropriately full of wonder, but at 40 plot-free pages, just too long to sustain its mood. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child enjoys a moonlit encounter with nature. 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 LITTLEST REINDEER by Brandi Dougherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A forgettable tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dot, the smallest reindeer at the North Pole, is too little to fly with the reindeer team on Christmas Eve, but she helps Santa in a different, unexpected way. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"An audacious memoir unveiling the machinations of the mob."
A decade of turmoil in the life of a Mafia associate, back when the New York underworld ruled supreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"'The secret to life is TREATS!' intones a canine yogi. With that, at least, even diapered dog devotees will concur. (Cartoons. 10-13, adult)"
A large collection of dog-themed cartoons from the creator of the syndicated panel "Speed Bump," punctuated with snapshots and fond reminiscences of his own real pooches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODDREY JOINS THE TEAM by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A winning theme for the early sports shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Oddrey and her friends learn about teamwork and fun on the soccer field in Whamond's newest offering about his kooky heroine. Read full book review >

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ODDREY AND THE NEW KID by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For Oddrey to remain odd, she is going to have to hear the beat of a far different drummer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Whamond's Oddrey's return, she must contend with a little touch of competition for the limelight. Read full book review >