Search Results: "Gail Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON by Gail Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Although more a journalist than a historian, Collins has done her homework and written a lively, opinionated portrait of early-19th-century America and the modestly talented general who briefly became president."
This splendid series of slim biographies nears completion with a satisfying life of our ninth and least important president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2012

"A timely portrait of Texas delivered with Collins' unique brand of insightful humor."
New York Times political columnist Collins (When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, 2009, etc.) zeroes in on what makes Texas so important and why the rest of the country needs to know and care about what's happening there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Informative and entertaining, full of vivid stories that reveal not only what women were doing but how they felt about it."
Illuminating cultural history of American women from the first colonists to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2009

"A revelatory book for readers of both sexes, and sure to become required reading for any American women's-studies course."
The impressive sequel to America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (2003).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"The book does go on (25 pages on Grover Cleveland is quite enough), but Collins, a veteran political observer and a member of the New York Times editorial board, offers a good read that puts present political scandals into historical perspective."
If you think President Clinton is engulfed in rumor and innuendo, consider John Fremont. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A LOVING FAREWELL TO READ-A-ROMANCE MONTH 2017
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s August 31, which to me means, above all, the end of the 5th Read-A-Romance Month.

And I have to tell you, these posts on the theme of #ThePowerofRomance have been amazing.

People often ask me what my favorites were, and I find it a very difficult question—because they are all terrific representative essays on why romance is powerful, soul-affirming ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SNAKES by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Strictly for fans. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Typical Gibbons—straightforward, poorly organized, with lots of information and lots and lots of basic watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWLS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Schools and libraries have many better options (Jim Arnosky's All About Owls (1995), for instance) for this topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gibbons cranks out yet another serviceable but barely interesting volume and this time she's chosen a topic that could be quite fascinating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORAL REEFS by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Most useful as an additional purchase where her other books have been popular or as a companion to one of the many titles about reefs illustrated with color photographs. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author of well over a hundred information books for children turns her attention to coral reefs in this introduction to that beautiful underwater world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCKS! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Young readers will enjoy this appealing introduction to the familiar waterfowl by the prolific science writer who has provided so many outstanding science titles. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
There are more than 150 kinds of ducks, divided into two types: diving ducks and dabbling ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXIES, GALAXIES! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Wait for a more accurate report for your youngest sky watchers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A topic-book veteran takes on the universe in this engagingly illustrated introduction to the collections of stars, gas clouds and dust called galaxies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIZZLY BEARS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"Even Gibbons's staunchest fans should find this bear-ly marginal offering a disappointment. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sloppy, careless work from this normally reliable nonfiction stalwart. Read full book review >