Search Results: "Glen Jeansonne"


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HERBERT HOOVER by Glen Jeansonne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A hagiographic survey of an activist president agitating on the wrong side of history. A decent resource, but readers are encouraged to also consult Charles Rappleye's Herbert Hoover in the White House (2016)."
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) as a lifelong champion of true GOP ideals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"A small gem—compelling and wonderfully written. (photos, not seen)"
A fascinating and frightening account of a little-discussed episode in American history. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by Glen Rounds
by Glen Rounds, illustrated by Glen Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Fifty-five years after his first fine book (Ol' Paul, still in print), this old cowboy (Rounds himself) is going stronger than ever. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still experimenting within his bold, trademark style, Rounds achieves surprising subtlety in these illustrations for a quiet, informative text describing what real cowboys do on a typical day (``A cowboy's first chore after breakfast is to catch and saddle a horse—but sometimes that's easier said than done!''). Read full book review >

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ONCE WE HAD A HORSE by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1996

"The photograph on the book jacket shows a shaggy old horse and two proud children on his back, confirming just how lifelike the cartoon-style pictures really are, capturing the spirit of all the participants in that summer of learning to ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A simple, updated text, full-color pictures, and large typeface make this revision of the 1971 book a natural for children who can read independently but who still want to cozy up to a picture book, as well as for Rounds's many fans and those seeking stories about life in an earlier era of America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brings a fresh sense of fun to otherwise well-trod fairways."
A lighthearted, breezy look at two very different games of golf: the one that's played by the pros on PGA tours, and ``the Hacker's Game'' that's played by almost everyone else. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An atypical YA journey into South African culture, featuring rowdy, supernatural shenanigans."
In Greenway's young-adult debut, a South African student learns of rough times ahead from an evil native god, but the boy has powerful spirit-friends to help him. Read full book review >

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BLEAK SEASONS by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Some good ideas, and intriguingly structured, but theatrical and with far too little action to attract readers unfamiliar with the series."
From the author of Tower of Fear (1989), the first hardcover appearance for an established paperback military fantasy series about the Black Company, a sort of extended family of mercenary warriors. Read full book review >

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OVERDOSE by Glen Apseloff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"An intriguing thriller set against a backdrop of clinical drug tests and medical research."
In Apseloff's (Dying to Remember, 2013) latest medical thriller, a clinical drug trial turns deadly and a doctor goes on the run to track down her would-be killer. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This likable protagonist makes for a fine introduction to an era before movies and radio caused the Chautauqua to fade away. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A teenage near-orphan comes of age in a Depression-era Chautauqua—a "week-long extravaganza of entertainment and educational enlightenment" that traveled to towns that could cover the cost of putting on the programs. Read full book review >

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THE HERO POSE by Glen Ebisch
Released: April 19, 2013

"Ebisch has done better with comedy (Breaking the Rules, 2012, etc.) than with this melodrama, especially since Ali's a little brusque to be a sympathetic protagonist."
A former MP who generally keeps to herself is thrust into, then away from, investigating the disappearance of a town's beloved doctor. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Duncan's writing is quirky and brilliant—and definitely not for kids."
Duncan continues the long tradition of werewolf literature in this harrowing novel of lupine transformation. Read full book review >

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Off the Reservation by Glen Merzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"A witty, winking political novel sure to satisfy liberals in an age of extreme partisanship."
On the verge of retirement, a straight-talking U.S. congressman campaigns for president in this fast-paced, wryly comic, and vastly satisfying political satire. Read full book review >