Search Results: "Edwin R. Sweeney"


BOOK REVIEW

COCHISE by Edwin R. Sweeney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1991

"Lackluster and grindingly detailed, albeit sympathetic toward its subject."
The surprisingly dreary product of 15 years of painstaking research, Sweeney's first book is a flat biography of the legendary Apache chief. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sweeney's narrative is weighted down with too much incidental detail, but it accords the great Apache leader his due. (46 illustrations, 3 maps, not seen)"
A plodding, long, but serviceable biography of the great Apache leader. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A well-researched, well-informed, and revealing study of its complex, brilliant subject and his times, this is one of the most impressive scientific biographies of recent years."
This biography of the astronomer for whom the space telescope is named offers a fascinating view of how the scientific elite lived in the period between the world wars. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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EDWIN SPEAKS UP by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This tongue-in-cheek tale of birth-order blues is a confection as sweet as it is silly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"A somewhat lifeless addition to the Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens pseudoliterature."
Poor Sherlock Holmes is assigned yet another case that Conan Doyle never thought to offer him: When Edwin Drood's uncle, Jasper John, appears in the Baker Street digs, he indicates that his nephew vanished one year ago, and he suspects that Neville Landless—the young man's rival for the affections of Rosa Bud- -murdered him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R U Medically Curious? by Larry Romane
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2016

"A readable and diverting health care treatise for laypeople."
A medical primer delivers basic information on common—and a few uncommon—ailments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R ROBOT SAVES LUNCH by R. Nicholas Kuszyk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Alas, the interesting illustrations do not mesh with the ho-hum plot. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The rainbow-colored subjects of picture-book newcomer Kuszyk's paintings illustrate the robot world for young readers. Read full book review >