Search Results: "Gordon C. James"


BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR HARLEM by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"But for newcomers to the period, this will serve as a taste of this rich period in American history. (Fiction. 6-9)"
McKissack's third offering in her Scraps of Time historical fiction for new readers examines the life of fictional Lilly Belle Turner in 1928 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBY TAKES A STAND by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"An excellent introduction to a promising new series. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Maggie Rae and her cousins visit their grandmother's attic to find scraps of time, remembrances from her family's past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMPY by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"There has been little written about Campanella in recent years, but Adler fills that void admirably. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Roy Campanella was a beloved catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAY WEST by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A must for young history buffs. (timeline) (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1879 and 13-year-old Everett Turner is stowing away on a supply boat to St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Scholars and buffs alike will find the volume enthralling. (History Book Club main selection)"
In a meticulous, exhaustive, yet highly readable account, Thomas has done for the Battle of the Wilderness what others have done for Gettysburg, Antietam, and other Civil War battles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON STOPS HERE by James Gordon Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1994

"Are we there yet?"
From Bennett (My Father's Geisha, 1990): a slackly plotted chronicle of an endless family car trip—at times enlivened by the appealing voices and quirky viewpoints of the kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Extensive research, sturdy prose, impressive analysis. (25 halftones throughout)"
Three intrepid doctors have absolute authority to battle bubonic plague in 1900 Honolulu, but their policy of burning the houses of the infected results, inadvertently, in a conflagration and a contentious civil crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"A fun, keep-you-up-at-night thrill ride."
After a flurry of explosions lights up the streets of Memphis, Lt. Julia Todd and her team of investigators have to play catch-up to stop the bombers before the next strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 1994

"A first-rate status report on a large corner of the earth that could have the EC and NAFTA scrambling to match its breakneck pace. (Graphs; maps throughout—not seen)"
An instructive appraisal of the ongoing shift in the world economy's balance of industrial power from the North Atlantic to the Pacific Basin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cast the First Stone by James C. Paavola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A slow-paced entry that's buoyed by a durable detective and a seemingly never-ending dossier of crimes."
The saga of Memphis police detective Julia Todd continues with this rollicking fifth installment of Paavola's (Blood Money, 2013, etc.) series. Read full book review >