Search Results: "David Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 2011

"Fittingly, Robert's favorite adjective in his writings is 'picturesque.' Best to let his art speak for him."
An e-book version of a coffee-table book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"A well-researched, readable look at a complex personality in wilderness exploration."
The absorbing story of wilderness explorer Everett Ruess, who has gained a cult-like following since his disappearance in 1934. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A thoughtful, engaging, and useful addition to the shelf of recent revisionist works on the American West. (8 pages photos)"
A vigorous narrative of the intersecting lives of two of the most outsized figures in the American West: the trapper, guide, and Indian fighter Kit Carson, and the ebullient, grandstanding officer John Frémont. Read full book review >

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT SHEEP IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just pure, wooly-headed fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A passel of sheep, who vaguely resemble characters from the titular movie, are quietly grazing on the hillside when they are startled by a loud noise overhead. Read full book review >

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THE DUNDERHEADS BEHIND BARS by Paul Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Delightfully smart and deliciously funny—don't miss it. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Dunderheads are back in another amusing caper that's sure to please fans of their earlier exploits (The Dunderheads, 2009). Read full book review >

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UNCLE MONTAGUE’S TALES OF TERROR by Chris Priestley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Priestley usually does better. (Short stories. 11-13)"
The author's attempts to create atmosphere with constant references to half-glimpsed figures, encroaching fog, unexplained noises, etc., come off as labored in these ten tales of the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE DUNDERHEADS by Paul Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Share with special readers; it's well worth the effort. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A group of underachievers engages in a battle of wits with their unsympathetic teacher and emerges triumphant. Read full book review >

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DON’T SAY THAT, WILLY NILLY! by Anna Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"This modern spin lacks the charm of previous versions, making this moderately silly variation only for those who haven't heard the original. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Willy Nilly is no Epaminondas in this cartoonish, contemporary version of the old classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Lacks overall depth and scope, but good for vicarious thrill-seeking."
A veteran mountaineer chronicles his colossal quest to scale the Himalayas' 14 8,000-meter peaks, including the deadliest, Annapurna. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS SEA by David Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Edward and Verity finally consummate their romance while Roberts continues his tedious study of WWII politics and morals."
Communists, Nazis, lords, twins, and internationally famous entertainers share adjoining deck chairs aboard the New York-bound Queen Mary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"He honors that landscape and its former inhabitants with this adventurous book."
A stirring excursion into the worlds of ancient Native America and modern archaeology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 1993

"A history that never loses its sense of drama even as it separates myth from truth. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
An absorbing account of a quarter century of conflict: the Apache resistance to the ``White Eye'' settlers encroaching on their Arizona lands. Read full book review >