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

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

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

If You Were Me and Lived in ...the American West by Carole P. Roman
Released: June 18, 2016

"Though offering less polished prose than in previous series volumes, this installment with its approachable illustrations serves as a reasonable introduction to westward expansion."
Author Roman and illustrator Tabor (If You Were Me and Lived In…the Middle Ages, 2016, etc.) return to their history series with this illustrated primer on the Oregon Trail during pioneer days.Read full book review >