Search Results: "Frank Christianson"


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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A gold mine for anyone interested in one of the giants of Renaissance science."
We think of Big Science, with heavy government support and huge teams working on long-term projects, as typically modern, but Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was thinking big in the late 16th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1999

"One can only conclude that Christianson's case for global warming should be read as global warning. (30 illustrations)"
At least half this book is fascinating history of technology—the birth and growth of the Industrial Revolution; the second half describes what that portends in terms of global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Top-heavy with Eiseley and Newton anecdotes, limiting the popular appeal—but a must-read for biographers everywhere."
The ins and outs of the biographer's craft, by a man who has penned several (Fox at the Wood's Edge, 1990. etc.—not reviewed). 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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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sweetly simple story that hinges on not just Baby Bear's appetite, but his imaginative flights of fancy, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It may be hard for many American readers to believe, but Baby Bear has never had pizza before in this new offering from the beloved creator of Moonbear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONG A LONG ROAD by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What was one continuous 35-foot long work of art turns into a nifty visual exercise and an engaging image for young folk. Read full book review >