Search Results: "Douglas Porch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1991

"For a searing first-person account of service in the Legion, see Christian Jennings's A Mouthful of Rocks, 1989). (Thirty-two pages of halftones—not seen.)"
A thorough account of France's most famous military force, meticulously sifting legend from actual events, by the scholarly chronicler of the French colonial presence in Africa (The Conquest of the Sahara, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Porch's analysis is sharp and to the point, and his skill as a storyteller will please readers of narrative history."
An illuminating study of the southern front in WWII Europe, an operational theater that many historians have dismissed as a sideshow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"An absorbing and detailed critique of the French intelligence community."
An authoritative analysis of the complex role of intelligence services in modern French history. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PORCH LIGHTS by Dorothea Benton Frank
Released: June 12, 2012

"Happy families are all alike, which is why, even on the beach, they can be a bore."
Frank's latest is her usual warmhearted look at grief, healing and South Carolina coastal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Capped by blues harmonica player Cake Norris's two-part odyssey up and down the ladder to Heaven, these tales all lend themselves to telling or reading aloud, and carry the common theme that even the worst rascals have saving graces. (author's introduction) (Short stories. 10-12)"
The author of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (1992), illustrated by Brian Pinkney, mines a lighter vein with nine original tales that hark back to yarns from her Tennessee childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NONNA’S PORCH by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gray's poetic first effort is as satisfying as an ice-cold glass of lemonade and as comforting as a hug from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless introductory spread provides a wide view of Nonna's house in the countryside: a cheery yellow home with a periwinkle-blue roof and a big, wide porch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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UNDER THE WATSONS’ PORCH by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2004

"Sipping lemonade out of wine glasses and feeling goose bumps from Tommy's touch, Ellie evokes the pangs of first love and the tension between eagerly leaving childhood behind and reluctantly embracing adolescence. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Ellie Tremont has the blues until "bad boy" Tommy Bowers, who's been shuffled to different families, moves in next door. Read full book review >