Search Results: "David Levering Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A work of clear-eyed scholarship—and occasionally challenging vocabulary."
Crowded yet sprightly account of Islam's definitive shaping of the world map during the so-called Dark Ages. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"A masterly appreciation of a great man's intellectual development and singular service in a righteous crusade. (Thirty- two pages of photographs—not seen)"
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) has finally found a Boswell worthy of his achievements as an African-American reformer who fought for human rights in the US and the wider world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1993

"But his account of his Party years, while a valuable document, is less probing—and no substitute for fellow Panther Elaine Brown's A Taste of Power (p. 1288). (Photos—16 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
Former Black Panther Party Chief-of-Staff Hilliard—responding to the 1989 death of his childhood friend and Panther founder Huey Newton—looks back at the Party and the world in which its members came of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An entertaining, insightful, and tragic memoir about trying to make it in show business."
Lewis' (Flower Drum Songs, 2006, etc.) memoir recounts his love affair with Hollywood.Read full book review >

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THE KINGFISHER FIRST DINOSAUR PICTURE ATLAS by David Burnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The presentation of hypotheses as facts and somewhat random nature of the information make this most suitable for a very young audience. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Using a graphically familiar format and maps from other picture atlases, Kingfisher has produced a colorful introduction to dinosaurs around the world. Read full book review >

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NOT INSIDE THIS HOUSE by Kevin Lewis
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A fine choice for any child who would like a pet, with a crafty lesson about the power of perseverance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse is intent on exploring the great outdoors—and adopting a pet in the process. Read full book review >

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ANNIE’S WAR by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This first novel begs a rewrite. (Fiction. 9-11)"
By 1946, the war is over, but not for Annie Leigh, whose life has been upended: Her father is MIA and her mother cannot cope with being a mother. Read full book review >

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Pig Snouts and Quarterbacks by Judy Levering-Duff
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A humorous, resonant teen-girl novel fueled by issues of family, identity, and fitting in."
With humor and real-life truths, this lively novel careens through the ups and downs of a 14-year-old girl's plot to join the in-crowd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Not quite the grand meditation it sets out to be, but as a portrait of young and old generations finding a way to make the land work in difficult times, this is lovely stuff."
Yuppie angst in a Virginia orchard, with strands of Thoreau, Quaker sternness, and unabashed capitalism. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"This suspenseful book, based on interviews with key players, including Ames himself, lends powerful ammunition to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's argument that the CIA has seen its day and should be abolished. (Author tour)"
An eye-widening look inside one of America's most notorious spy cases. Read full book review >