Search Results: "David C. Robertson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 2013

"A lively account of a company whose products will be familiar to most readers."
How LEGO, the closely held, family-owned Danish toymaker, rose to world leadership in its business class, flirted with bankruptcy collapse and recovered to stake its claim to global leadership once again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2009

"A solid appreciation that restores Handy to his rightful place in America's music pantheon."
Poet and biographer Robertson (A Passionate Pilgrim: A Biography of Bishop James A. Pike, 2004, etc.) takes the measure of musical giant W.C. Handy, composer of such classics as "The Memphis Blues" and "Beale Street Blues." Read full book review >

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BOOTH by David Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lively, colorful, but finally an uncomfortable mix of fact and fancy. (Illustrated with 12 b&w period photographs)"
A first novel about the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, riveting in its depiction of time and place but less convincing in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Byrnes, an important figure, deserves a better biography."
This biography of South Carolina politician Byrnes offers historical insight but ultimately descends into hagiography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Robertson's thoughtful chronicle restores to the record a powerful figure whose story continues to challenge America's vision of itself as a place of equality and harmony. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A fascinating historical detective story about an abortive 1822 slave insurrection in Charleston, S.C. Little survives in the historical record about Denmark Vesey, the free black who masterminded what could have been the most devastating uprising in American history. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 2009

"Sure to please educators, parents and anyone interested in regional Tennessee history."
The story of a pioneering high school that uniquely records the challenges, struggles and triumphs by one Tennessee community to provide an equal and quality education to African-American students during the age of school segregation and beyond. Read full book review >

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HIAWATHA AND THE PEACEMAKER by Robbie Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Expressive, handsome, and well-documented. (historical note, acknowledgments, author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-10)"
Robertson, widely known for his work in the legendary group The Band, crafts a legend-based tale about the unification of warring tribes into what would become known as the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Read full book review >

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When We Were Alone by David Robertson
Released: March 1, 2017

"Spare, poetic, and moving, this Cree heritage story makes a powerful impression."
In this illustrated book for children ages 4 to 8, a curious girl learns about how her grandmother held on to cultural touchstones when she was a child at a Native American residential school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Crisp, interpretive biography, taking intelligent measure of its controversial subject. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
A careful depiction of the haunted energy of a radical Episcopalian bishop. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Though historians may not particularly value the book, Unger presents clear arguments about the futility of trying to make America invulnerable."
A compelling polemic wrapped in a shallow history. Read full book review >