Search Results: "Dean R. Owen"


BOOK REVIEW

NOVEMBER 22, 1963 by Dean R. Owen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"All walks of life are represented in this immense cross section of Americans' grief and groping for comprehension."
A mostly reverential compendium of voices touched by the promise and spirit of John F. Kennedy's presidency—and the shock of his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"Owen's flair for narrative and his gut-level perspectives on life and death in the front lines make for an eloquent tribute to the disciplined courage and esprit de corps displayed by his comrades in arms. (22 photos, 2 maps, not seen)"
A splendid first-person account of what was arguably the most remarkable engagement of the Korean War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"As refreshingly southern and satisfying as a cool glass of iced tea."
With all the charm of Robert Fulghum, screenwriter Johnson spins a few yarns, shares a few vignettes and offers a variety of commendable life lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Suitable primarily for working journalists and others concerned with support of a free press, this is a provocative compendium of issues confronting journalism as new technologies pose an array of threats to independent reporting."
Forget going to jail to protect your source—the government can simply identify her through metadata. 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

MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >

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NIGHT KNIGHT by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A visual feast for very youngest fans of knights and castles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An upside-down colander becomes a knight's helmet and a yawn becomes "ye olde yawn" when a small boy dreamer gets ready for bed. Read full book review >

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CRAZY ABOUT CATS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"There's lots going on here, and all of it good. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book explores the mammal family of felids—cats. Read full book review >

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ROSIE NO-NAME AND THE FOREST OF FORGETTING by Gareth Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Promising a lot, this still fails to satisfy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This time-travel tale begins with a prologue set in 1916 when a witch pulls a young girl under the waters of a dark pool. Read full book review >

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BALKAN ODYSSEY by David Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Essential reading for historians and serious students of both the Balkan crisis and diplomacy in the postCold War world. (Author tour)"
The British coauthor of the failed Vance-Owen peace plan for the former Yugoslavia provides a personal and opinionated chronicle of his endeavors to reach a peace, laying primary blame on the Americans for pursuing a policy of ``power without responsibility.'' Lord Owen, a seasoned and maverick politician, had faced many challenges in his career prior to accepting Cyrus Vance's request in 1992 to cochair peace negotiations for the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LANDSCAPES OF COMMUNISM by Owen Hatherley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A wonderfully accessible, compelling guide to these Eastern European cities."
An erudite and surprising study of what Soviet-era buildings said about the beliefs and hopes of the citizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO SPEED LIMIT by Frank Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"Disturbing, haunting, memorable and at times morbidly funny. What's most unfortunate is that the people who should be reading this book probably won't."
A harrowing study of methamphetamine. Read full book review >