Search Results: "Douglas Harsch"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS, YOU NEED GLASSES! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A lighthearted introduction to the perks of wearing glasses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everything looks great when a myopic dog gets glasses.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A crisply articulated, dynamic presentation of how the debates unfolded and why they still matter today."
Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Guelzo (Civil War Era History/Gettysburg Coll.; Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, 2004, etc.) colorfully chronicles the most famous Senate campaign in American history. Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS ADAMS'S STARSHIP TITANIC by Terry Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"Both Jones and Adams possess impressive comic credentials, so there are some amusing moments—but otherwise it's pretty thin and familiar fare."
Adams (the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, etc.) contributed the idea, such as it is, while Monty Python's Jones wrote the book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS by Jennifer Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Reporter, author, and ecology activist, this feisty 94-year- old has fought for more than 60 years to protect the Everglades, but her spice and strength are barely apparent in this subdued biography in the ``Earth Keeper'' series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CABBY CAT & THE MISSING CELLO by Timothy  Brewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cabby could use a little less catnip and lot more refining. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
After leaving his cello in the trunk of a cab, a world-renowned musician enlists help to recover his prized instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY VERITê by Rick Harsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 1998

"Thanks to Harsch's sophisticated style, the smoky flavor of noir and its parodic doppelgÑnger strike an apt balance here: the result is impressive, as complex and redolent as fine old wine."
The sequel to last year's The Driftless Zone carries on in the same neo-noir vein, as Harsch mixes old villains and flawed heroes with new in a tale of a city so corrupt that the only homes for the good guys are places most people would think of as uninhabitable. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEP OF THE ABORIGINES by Rick Harsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"The signature quirks and insouciance are all in place, making this an apt closer for a tough trio of stories from the bleeding heartland of losers."
There's a dead writer in the swimming pool at the opening of Harsch's final installment of his Driftless trilogy (Billy Verite, 1998, etc.), but this isn't another Sunset Boulevard: the writer's friend spends an intensely noirish day retracing the dead man's movements, until it's déjà vu all over again. Read full book review >