Search Results: "Frank Christian"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE OF HON. WILLIAM F. CODY, KNOWN AS BUFFALO BILL by William F. Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A reminder of the deep belief we once held in white supremacy and manifest destiny."
A scholarly edition of the original 1879 autobiography by William Frederick Cody (1846-1917), who in his lifetime became perhaps the most famous American in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCIN' IN THE KITCHEN by Wendy Gelsanliter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Sometimes the rhyme is a little stodgy, but for families who like to have both the radio and the stove on high, this book cooks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spices don't have to come from jars—this family flavors its cooking with promenades and pirouettes. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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I WANNA RAMONE YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time
BFF Charm: Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Live Wire
Bonus Factors: Rock 'n' Roll, Gold Penis
Relationship Status: Carry On, My Wayward Son

 

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time

The cover for King Dork was most excellent, and I'm ...


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KELLY DIPUCCHIO
by Megan Labrise

Kelly DiPucchio may tackle disparate topics in her award-winning, bestselling children’s books—cured meats, zombies, politics, and dog breeds from France—but her approach is never didactic.

“I’m going to write a story about acceptance and belonging!” DiPucchio offers as one example of how not to begin a children’s book. “I’ve never started any story like that—with a message. I always ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BY THE SWORD by Christian Kachel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"An educational yet adventurous novel that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment."
A hero comes into his own in Kachel's debut work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MODERN PHYSICS by Purnell Christian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"That sort of thing has a certain punch to it, but as a collection, this one—despite some fine gritty detail and several sharp portraits of the down-and-out or the merely mean—too soon punches itself out."
A first collection of 20 stories tries to make black humor out of macabre jokes, surreal grotesqueries, and the underbelly of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOFT CAGE by Christian Parenti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Gives you a good stiff shake."
Forget about the right of privacy and the Fourth Amendment. So writes activist scholar Parenti (Lockdown America, not reviewed) in this informative account of governmental and corporate surveillance in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman
Released: April 2, 2013

"At times poignant and focused, at other times vague and meandering, Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir."
A poet approaches the Almighty with halting steps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Thielemann's revelations about the complexities of conducting are likely to enhance any music lover's listening experiences."
A renowned conductor shares insights into the powerful works of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAR KALIM by Deborah Christian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Set forth with precision and clarity, and pleasingly detailed, but predictable and one-dimensional: worth a try for fans of Christian's fine debut."
Fantasy venture from the author of Mainline (1996). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A comprehensive, proficient history of 'a tale of remarkable engineering stimulated by imperial ambition.'"
A survey of an underrated railway line that helped Russia become a world power and also contributed to several revolutions. Read full book review >