Search Results: "Evan D.G. Fraser"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Spanning the whole of human civilization, this is a compelling read for foodies, environmentalists and social and economic historians."
A panoramic overview of the vulnerability of global food networks to climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Of some interest, but literate cow enthusiasts would do better to consult the anthropologist E.E. Evans-Pritchard or even Laurie Carlson's inadequate, but better, Cattle: An Informal Social History (2001)."
Everything you wanted to know about cows but were afraid to ask. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Dense and definitive—best appreciated with a record player handy."
A comprehensive chronicle of the jazz legend's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"Even Kelley's obvious compassion and excellent research skills are not enough when his analysis of race and class is so clouded by ideology."
A leftist history of unconventional resistance by 20th-century African-Americans to racial, class, and sexual oppression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

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THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A comprehensive and vividly narrated history, enriched by well-chosen illustrations, that is as much an epic-in-progress as a scholarly record. (color and b&w illustrations)"
From historians in the field, ten essays (a few of them pedestrian in style or leftist in perspective) chronologically detailing the history of African-Americans from their arrival in the New World to the present—a dark story, unfortunately, relieved by a few radiant moments of hope. Read full book review >

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LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >