Search Results: "David Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NO MORE DYING by David Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Despite the high-society trimmings, the political context keeps the stakes high enough to satisfy fans of international thrillers and historical romances alike."
A soignée Communist and her upper-crust fiancé scheme to thwart the assassination of Winston Churchill in their ninth adventure (Something Wicked, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BONES OF THE BURIED by David Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Not much for Verity to do here except be duped, but Roberts provides a solid primer on Eton society, European alliances, and British concessions to Nazis' interests on the eve of war."
The second appearance (Sweet Poison, 2001) of those unlikely chums, Communist dogsbody Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth, finds Verity sending dispatches from Spain, on the brink of civil war in 1936, to the New Gazette as she waits desperately for Edward to fly in from London and save her political mentor, David Griffiths-Jones, scheduled for execution in one week for the murder of Godfrey Tilney. Read full book review >

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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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Letters to His Children from an Uncommon Attorney by David Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"An engaging life story, as told through a whimsical collection of fatherly musings."
In this debut memoir, a father reminisces about notable people and places in his eventful life. 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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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 >

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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 >