Search Results: "George Feifer"


BOOK REVIEW

DIVORCE by George Feifer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Slow, tedious, and devoid of fresh insights."
Dreary self-serving portraits of failed marriages and their messy ends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1992

"A thoughtful, humane, and readable history that brings the reader very close to this epic battle, the three cultures involved, and what it was like for the men and women who lived—or died- -through it. (Photographs—40 b&w, one color—not seen.)"
From Feifer (Our Motherland, 1974, etc.)—a fully considered, well-told account of perhaps the greatest land-sea-air engagement ever: the 1945 battle of Okinawa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSIANS by Gregory Feifer
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Dark but skillfully painted pictures at an exhibition."
Former NPR Moscow correspondent Feifer (The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan, 2009) returns with an analysis of the Russian character derived from his family history and many years of research and travels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Feifer's thoughtful, deliberative use of eyewitness testimony gives an intensely close-up sense of what the war was like for those who fought it."
Blow-by-blow account of the Soviet Union's nine-year military occupation of Afghanistan, which gained little, wasted lives and helped bring down a formidable empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Of much interest to serious students of espionage and spy-novel aficionados alike."
A spy comes in from the Cold War, with eye-opening tales to tell. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTTERS, CARVERS AND THE CATHEDRAL by George Ancona
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"No one could have anticipated such an end (temporary though it may be) for the cathedral, but it has the effect of sucking the spirit right out of this book. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6+)"
The unfinished, monolithic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looms over Morningside Heights, New York City, a massive work in progress that is currently at a standstill for lack of funding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Apollo's darker tendencies overshadow his divine radiance here but, as usual, make better tales. (Olympian family tree) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor makes out his latest Olympian as a tragic hero "who has had many loves, but whose loves seldom prosper." To say the least. Read full book review >