Search Results: "Doug Stanton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2001

"Stanton's prose has qualities of jittery brightness, but this dramatic recreation plays to his strengths and feels passionate and correct. His personal veneration of the survivors sustains a positive tone, despite uglier historical truths."
A crisp, well-executed reconstruction of naval warfare's darkest chapter: the sinking and abandonment of the USS Indianapolis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A flawed but readable piece of Vietnam War history, and readers will sympathize with these young men captured in a time and place that few can imagine."
An admiring history of men who fought in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2009

"Dumbed-down history delivered in purple prose."
An action-packed, breathless account of American special-forces heroics that helped defeat the Taliban in the months after 9/11. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HUMANS by Brandon Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"These humans may be little, but their photos bring large delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog focuses his camera lens on the diverse children of New York City.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2003

"How baseball turns boys into men, and vice versa, considered with feeling and a bittersweet edge."
Baseball maven Stanton's sentimental The Final Season (2000) earned him an invitation to speak during induction week at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here, he recounts that event—and a lot more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise."
Photographer and author Stanton returns with a companion volume to Humans of New York (2013), this one with similarly affecting photographs of New Yorkers but also with some tales from his subjects' mouths.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2000

"That's just right: Stanton's is another entry in the roster of excellent works devoted to baseball, sure to please fans of the game."
A fan's affectionate notes on America's game—one whose spirit seems to be at grave risk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2011

"A treasure-trove of a book, especially for would-be antiquers."
A tour d'horizon of the world of antiques, from flea markets to antiques shows to high-end auction houses, with a brief stopover at eBay and the Antiques Roadshow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"An adequately documented advocate's perspective that is more a detailed synopsis than an in-depth study. (For a more involving and thorough parallel account, see Morris Dees's A Season for Justice, p. 450.)"
A succinct and sometimes understated look at one of America's ``longest-running Klan prosecutions,'' told by an experienced hate- crimes investigator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"First-rate reporting and a seminar in how to employ context in investigative and historical journalism."
A veteran journalist uses a variety of lenses to illuminate the dark story of the Black Legion, an association of murderous (white) domestic terrorists who briefly thrived in the upper Midwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING IN TIME by Angie Stanton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"Without sparks to sustain it, the story fizzles. (Science fiction. 14-16)"
She's going back in time; he's going forward; they meet in 1961. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A BALL by Beck Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A string of narratorial mistakes in this Australian import gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud. Read full book review >