Search Results: "Dominic Sandbrook"


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DOMINIC by Kathleen Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"It all moves along at a lively clip."
A fourth-century A.D. young dwarf narrates his adventures— some fairly hideous—here and there within the disintegrating Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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DOMINIC by William Steig
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"To know Dominic is to share his high spirits, and the clean perfection of Steig's prose enlarges the pleasure."
Dominic, a lively and expansive hound, leaves home to see more of the world and is soon engaged in a series of wide open encounters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2011

"The author's frequent allusions to the era's films, TV shows, books and music lend color and context to an already penetrating and evenhanded political analysis."
A British historian revisits the politics and culture of a miserable American decade. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A satisfying sugarplum for holiday story times with a wide range of children, from preschoolers through second graders. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Original Christmas stories don't grow on pine trees, but this story of Papa, Mama, and Baby (Polar) Bear trying out the food, chairs, and bed in a cozy cottage at the North Pole strikes a balance that is just right. Read full book review >

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MR. BASSET PLAYS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The large size of the soft, bright illustrations and the clear design make this a good choice for sharing with friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealthy, serious businessdog Mr. Basset learns the value of friends and play in this humorous cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >

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DISCO BOY by Dominic Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A light-hearted celebration of things uncool."
Australian TV writer Knight, a founder of comedy troupe The Chaser, abandons hard satire for softer emotions in his affectionate debut about a beta male finding his way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"Despite the obligatory optimistic coda, most readers of this lucid and enlightening yet discouraging insight into America's impatience with nation building will not feel encouraged."
Provocative analysis of why Americans love some wars and hate others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A vivid history presented in a style that has more in common with epic movies than with most historical texts."
The story of the battle to gain power over the River Nile in Egypt at the end of the 19th century, complete with a title that neatly capitalizes on the current news media's hunger for anything that could be described as a "jihad." Read full book review >

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THE MERCURY VISIONS OF LOUIS DAGUERRE by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A compelling psychological study, a thoughtful tracing of the birth of a new art form and an atmospheric portrait of 19th-century France: impressive on all three counts."
Smith's beautifully written debut uses the life of photography's inventor as the framework for a touching tale of youthful love regained in maturity. Read full book review >