Search Results: "Frantz Douglas"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"An absorbing and lucid account of this business. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Lively exposÇ of the construction of Rincon Center, a mixed- use complex (apartments, offices, shops, restaurants) in San Francisco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANTZ FANON by David Macey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A respectful, if exhausting, portrait of an influential but marginal proponent of racial rage and third-world nationalism who did not live long enough to see his principles perverted by current regimes. (8 b&w maps)"
A biography of the Caribbean-born French psychiatrist-turned-revolutionary whose angry books (Black Skin White Mask, The Wretched of the Earth) and inflammatory speeches furthered the cause of Algerian independence and African nationalism in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"Interesting, if not always engaging, and the authors provide a good mix of personal and sociological observation with a decent historical survey of American planned communities."
A fairly objective look at the easily scorned planned community near Orlando, Fla., created by Disney to incarnate that company's vision of small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Clifford emerges in the authors' well-told account as an American tragic hero, with all his Greek counterpart's fatal flaws."
New York Times reporter Frantz (From the Ground Up, 1991, etc.) and congressional staffer McKean trace the triumphant and ultimately tragic career of one of the architects of the American Century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Candid observations, presented in a satisfying and serviceable format."
Are teachers resourceful, industrious, and dedicated—or uninspired, pessimistic, and unwilling to be held accountable? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A modest but moving addition to the historical literature surrounding the Shoah."
Istanbul-based journalists Frantz and Collins bring to light a forgotten incident in WWII shameful for Allies and Axis alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2007

"Thorough research and brisk prose propel a terrifying tale of greed, weaponry and geopolitics."
A pair of determined journalists trace the dark career of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who led Pakistan's successful quest for a nuclear weapon, then sold supplies and plans for similar devices to eager clients like Libya and Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >