Search Results: "Douglas A. Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy."
In October 2012, out of New London, Conn., bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., a single tall ship sailed into the path of "the largest storm in geographic spread ever forecast." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRONTE BOY by Douglas A. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Martin has given himself a novelist's license, but has not used it to make Branwell's self-destruction affecting."
An impressionist portrait of the least known of the Bronte siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Pungent, embittered, eye-opening observations of a conflict involving lessons still unlearned."
A scathing dispatch from an embedded journalist in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPINESS by Douglas A. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A big thinker turns his mind to the essence of his happiness in a memoir that's easy to read and maybe even follow."
After his cancer diagnosis, a big company's CEO explains how he became a student and teacher of the practical skills of happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EINSTEIN AND THE QUANTUM by A. Douglas Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A wonderful reminder that Einstein's monumental role in the development of contemporary science is even more profound than history has allowed."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is as famous for his paradigm-shifting theories of relativity as he is for his grudge against quantum mechanics, but Stone's (Physics/Yale Univ.) engaging history of Einstein's ardent search for a unifying theory tells a different story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The rub of conventional writing against novel ideas produces enough friction for some intellectual fire."
A political scientist identifies six aspects about modern democracy that require examination and revision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A GRANDPA SAYS "I LOVE YOU" by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's hard not to love this one—just like an indulgent grandpa. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"When a Grandpa says ‘I love you,' / he doesn't always say it / in the regular way. / That would be just a little too…regular." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIXON TAPES by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Essential for students of late-20th-century American history and the Nixon presidency."
Brinkley and Nichter (The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, 2014, etc.) conclude their project of publishing highlights from Richard Nixon's infamous tapes with this volume from the last year of recording.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLAG MAKER by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 22, 2004

"As inspiring as it is elegantly turned out, this will add unusual dimension to a famous episode in our national story. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Based on both historical sources and a bit of speculation, Bartoletti recreates the construction of the immense "garrison" flag that (probably) flew over Fort McHenry, was immortalized by Francis Scott Key, and was sewn by Mary Pickengill, a Baltimore businesswoman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A DAD SAYS "I LOVE YOU" by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"This would be equally successful sharing one on one or with a group and may also be an engaging conversation starter about how actions often speak louder than words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wood produces a cozy, gently humorous title that features a multitude of cuddly father-and-child animal pairs showcasing the innumerable ways a dad can show his love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Pearson's delightful black-and-white illustrations will appeal to readers and make the book—packed with wisdom—accessible. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In a book subtitled ``Advice for Kids on Making the Most of a Special Relationship,'' Dr. Ruth dispenses more of her uniquely practical advice, this time on ``how to make the love between you and your grandparents not only live but flourish.'' As part of the discussion, Dr. Ruth not only explains how the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren have changed for the better during modern times, but also what constitutes a grandparent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE-KNIT by Julia Douglas
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"That said, Douglas and the engineers of this app have made Helmsdale seem a very attractive place indeed on which to pay a call. Watch for a spike in tourism—and, with luck, other apps like this celebrating local history and art."
Scottish artist Douglas finds a home—and a vast canvas—in the Highlands. Read full book review >