Search Results: "Edward Tabor Linenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An authoritative study of the nature of the American patriotic spirit as observed in its most hallowed memorials. (One-hundred- and-eighteen illustrations.)"
Here, Linenthal (Religious Studies/Univ. of Wisconsin) provocatively chronicles the history and role of five of America's most famous battle-site memorials: Lexington-Concord, the Alamo, Gettysburg, the Little Big Horn, and Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Otherwise, eminently skippable."
Readers looking for the story of Timothy McVeigh or a true-crime narrative in general should look elsewhere: this is exclusively a sociological study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

An intriguing record of the contested, anxious decisions behind every brick of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"This round of history wars, conclude the writers in this excellent collection, was won by the myth-makers."
Linenthal (Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum, 1995, etc.), Engelhardt, and six other historians use a bitter controversy to consider America's attitudes toward its past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEKABOO BARN by Nat Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Many a toddler will appreciate this title's simple and reassuringly predictable content. (Board book. 1-3)"
Based on a popular app, this board book allows little ones to open and close barn doors to greet familiar farm animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Kids may want to have jumping contests of their own after reading this—just omit jetpacks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trickster jumps on a sneaky scheme to best all others in a contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Tabor's largely speculative narrative lacks the dramatic force of such other recent high-altitude stories as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air (1997) or Ed Viesturs' No Shortcuts to the Top (2006), and the dearth of answers may leave readers unsatisfied."
A former contributing editor to Outside magazine tries to ferret out the truth behind a 1967 expedition during which seven climbers died on Mt. McKinley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2010

"A fascinating and informative introduction to the sport of cave diving, as well as a dramatic portrayal of a significant man-vs.-nature conflict."
A compelling look at the people and perils involved in conquering the world's most treacherous supercaves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOTTLES BREAK by Nancy María Grande Tabor
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The book ends with addresses, telephone numbers, and web sites where children of alcoholics can get help. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An earnest and overwrought attempt at bibliotherapy, with strikingly fine illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"A provocative contribution, diminished by an overbearing approach."
Think you know who Jesus was? Well, think again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DARK, DARK CAVE by Eric Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Readers young and old will find much to appreciate in this celebration of the imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who is down there in the dark, dark cave? Read full book review >