Search Results: "Dwight Jon Zimmerman"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"If it's not the 100-page holy grail of middle-grade biographies, it is still pretty close. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
More a historical narrative than a character portrait, this account of Tecumseh's efforts to create a tribal confederacy in the Old Northwest focuses on the great Shawnee leader's many battles and negotiations with then-Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison and then his disastrous—ultimately fatal—alliance with the British during the War of 1812. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Flawed and no longer groundbreaking in its perspective, this nevertheless offers a readable description of an essential part of American history. (time line, glossary, suggested websites, recommended reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A wrenching account of the injustices the Sioux endured from white men and the battles that ensued, based on Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Yet while it may not be the only title on Krakatoa for kids out there, this is still one of the best. (glossary, index, suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"… [W]e humans inhabit this planet subject to geological consent, which can be withdrawn, at any time." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A portrait of elite fighting men at their best that will appeal to a largely male readership."
Nuts-and-bolts accounts of Special Forces missions. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN SUIT by Dwight Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"An unremarkable debut from a nonetheless talented author."
Linked short stories about a young writer drifting aimlessly through the last 20 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Never before had our planet seemed so small, so lonely, so vulnerable—or so priceless. (photos, not seen)"
The year 1968 is memorable for any number of reasons, science writer Zimmerman reminds us, not the least of which was the historic flight of Apollo 8, the first manned space flight to slip out of Earth's gravitational tethers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An hor d'oeuvre of a book: By the end, your appetite is whetted, but you're nowhere near satisfied."
The history of Hudson Valley's Philipse Manor Hall, told through the lives of four women who lived in it during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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OUTBURST by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As in Todd's hardcover debut, Hostage (1997), the clever mystery is completely overshadowed by Zimmerman's high-intensity look at the dark side of sexual politics—in this case, the plight of Kris Kenney, stigmatized and despised by both straights and gays as beyond the pale. (Author tour)"
It's been six weeks since Todd Mills's last big story for WLAK-TV in Minneapolis, and since the pressure is on him to justify his A-list salary, he's willing to follow a fishy tip to meet an anonymous blackmail victim in the middle of Stone Arch Bridge. Read full book review >

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BRING EVERYBODY by Dwight Yates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Yates is a wise stylist who knows exactly where he wants to go, but you'll want to shake the stiffness out of most of these stories."
In this debut collection, Yates explores, in precise prose, domestic life at its most intimate Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >