Search Results: "David Clay Large"


BOOK REVIEW

NAZI GAMES by David Clay Large
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"An excellent contribution to sports—and political—history."
The Olympics are supposed to transcend politics, but this fine study reminds us that the Berlin Games were nothing but political. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Large does not startle us with new discoveries or ideas, but he does look at this piece of history from a unifying perspective that is both illuminating and significant. (photos, not seen)"
An American historian explores the interplay of culture and politics that favored the rise of Hitler in the city he transformed into the headquarters of the Nazi movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"A welcome addition to Holocaust literature."
One German-Jewish family's experiences during the Shoah reveal broader trends in this cautionary account by the author of Where Ghosts Walked (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STICK by Clay Rice
by Clay Rice, illustrated by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"What could come across as saccharine is given weight and beauty by both art and heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable on the importance of imagination, told in stunning silhouettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD THINGS by Clay Carmichael
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Zoë Royster, peer to the literary heroines she so loves, is as memorable in her own way as the Great Gilly Hopkins, Opal Buloni and Anne Shirley. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mentally ill mother, Zoë—tart-tongued and valiant—is adopted by her paternal uncle, artist Henry Royster, and with his help moves toward a more conventional life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING CHARLOTTE by Heather Clay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2010

"The main problem with this domestic melodrama is that the absence of the title character leaves a big hole not only in the family dynamic but in the plot. Like her family, the reader misses Charlotte."
Clay's debut novel has plenty to say about familial relationships in general and sisterhood in particular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2008

"Some wise observations amidst a predominantly old-news text."
With newfangled technology like cell-phone photography and Internet bloggery, the course of human events is entering a new epoch, a networking guru informs us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYERS by Clay Reynolds
Released: July 14, 1997

"A fine, twisty tale of betrayal, crime, and punishment among lowlifes at all socioeconomic levels of the Lone Star State. (Film rights to Daydream Entertainment)"
All hell breaks loose in the Texas underworld when two immensely valuable compact disks (containing all-purpose eavesdropping/surveillance programs developed by a covert federal agency) goes missing after a botched highway robbery: a bleak, unsentimental but engrossing thriller from Reynolds (Franklin's Crossing, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN'S CROSSING by Clay Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1992

In this masterful epic tale of embattled white settlers trying to cross hostile Indian territory ten years after the end of the Civil War, led by a black scout they neither like nor trust, Texas novelist Reynolds (The Vigil, Agatite—both 1986) captures all the complexities of a nation still torn by racial hatred and driven to conquer its final frontier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2010

"An informed look at the social impact of the Internet."
Digital-age guru Shirky (Interactive Telecommunications/New York Univ.; Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, 2008, etc.) argues that new technology is making it possible for people to collaborate in ways that have the potential to change society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY ENOUGH by Storm Large
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A no-holds-barred coming-of-age story replete with mental illness, drugs and sex."
Indie singer and reality-TV star Large unloads stories about her volatile life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONELY SHADOW by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"This friendship tale may inspire some craft projects as well as appreciation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A songwriter/silhouette artist combines his skills to tell a sweet story of companionship. Read full book review >