Search Results: "David R. Gillham"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"World War II Germany may be familiar ground, but Gillham's novel—vividly cinematic yet subtle and full of moral ambiguity, not to mention riveting characters—is as impossible to put down as it is to forget."
In his debut about 1943 Berlin, Gillham uses elements common to the many previous movies and books about World War II—from vicious Nazis to black marketeers to Jewish children hiding in attics to beautiful blond German women hiding their sexuality inside drab coats—yet manages to make the story fresh. Read full book review >

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Animals Don't Blush by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read."
An entertaining memoir recalls the beginning of a veterinarian's career in the early 1960s in Montana. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty."
Appellate lawyer Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston Law Center; America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, 2009, etc.) delivers an unsparing indictment of capital punishment in America and the legal system that enables it. Read full book review >

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GROWING A REVOLUTION by David R. Montgomery
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming."
An optimistic look at how regenerative farming can revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 1999

"Researchers will be delighted to find her Newbery acceptance speech included in its entirety. (b&w photos, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Marguerite Henry died barely two years ago, after living the life of which most writers dream: She wrote from the time she was young, her parents encouraged her, she published early and often, and her books were honored and loved in her lifetime. Read full book review >

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TO THE POINT: A Story About E.B. White by David R. Collins
Released: March 29, 1989

A biography of White written for children just old enough to read Charlotte's Web should be welcome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Will foment new scholarly debates and bring the finest fruits of academic work to a broad audience."
A cogent analysis of culture and race in early 20th-century America that ranks with such classics as Grace Hale's Making Whiteness (1998) and Linda Gordon's The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999). Read full book review >

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SHORT STORIES ARE NOT REAL LIFE by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Slavitt, while repetitive and too leisurely at times, is worth reading for moments such as that."
Fourteen stories from the prolific Slavitt (Lives of the Saints, 1990, etc.)—a mix of a few experiments with a number of loosely plotted meditations on the long-term depression that follows a midlife divorce and intergenerational tension. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"A mostly chronological account based on thorough research but marred by repetition and a melodramatic tone."
Account of a highly publicized 1926 murder in Fort Worth, Texas, and the trial of accused killer J. Frank Norris, a fiery fundamentalist preacher. Read full book review >

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SEIZING FREEDOM by David R. Roediger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Slenderly packed scholarship conveying provocative ideas."
Historian Roediger (American Studies and History/Kansas Univ.; How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, 2008, etc.) examines the self-emancipation of slaves during the Civil War as the galvanizing force behind the movements for women's suffrage and labor improvement.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A sorry, scary future for salmon and their ecosystem if this author's warnings go unheeded. (25 b&w photographs, 2 maps, not seen)"
Wild salmon may be headed for the Land of the Dodo, argues Montgomery (Geomorphology/Univ. of Washington), unless obvious measures are taken to protect and restore their environment. Read full book review >