Search Results: "Douglas Frantz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"An absorbing and lucid account of this business. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Lively exposÇ of the construction of Rincon Center, a mixed- use complex (apartments, offices, shops, restaurants) in San Francisco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"Interesting, if not always engaging, and the authors provide a good mix of personal and sociological observation with a decent historical survey of American planned communities."
A fairly objective look at the easily scorned planned community near Orlando, Fla., created by Disney to incarnate that company's vision of small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Clifford emerges in the authors' well-told account as an American tragic hero, with all his Greek counterpart's fatal flaws."
New York Times reporter Frantz (From the Ground Up, 1991, etc.) and congressional staffer McKean trace the triumphant and ultimately tragic career of one of the architects of the American Century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A modest but moving addition to the historical literature surrounding the Shoah."
Istanbul-based journalists Frantz and Collins bring to light a forgotten incident in WWII shameful for Allies and Axis alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2007

"Thorough research and brisk prose propel a terrifying tale of greed, weaponry and geopolitics."
A pair of determined journalists trace the dark career of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who led Pakistan's successful quest for a nuclear weapon, then sold supplies and plans for similar devices to eager clients like Libya and Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1992

"Meanwhile, Adams and Frantz offer a primer that promises to measure up against further coverage."
The first book on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International as the depository institution of choice for drug- dealers, gun-runners, terrorists, and other lawbreakers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Candid observations, presented in a satisfying and serviceable format."
Are teachers resourceful, industrious, and dedicated—or uninspired, pessimistic, and unwilling to be held accountable? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hearing Loss: Facts and Fiction by Timothy Frantz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"An easy read about the causes of gradual hearing loss and how to cope with it."
A debut guide that may help start a conversation about an underdiagnosed issue that affects 1 in 7 Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMSELLER by Brandon Novak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Dutifully constructed and sometimes surprising, but only occasionally insightful."
Pro skateboarder loses everything to drugs, sees little light at the end of the tunnel afterward. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This rhyming romp will no doubt spur multiple requests for rereading—and redrawing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florian's rhyming verse carries a group of children through drawing their own dragon, starting with the encouraging couplet, "Drawing dragons isn't hard. / Drag a dragon to your yard." Read full book review >