Search Results: "Gordon Lightfoot"


BOOK REVIEW

CANADIAN RAILROAD TRILOGY by Gordon Lightfoot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Sir John A. Macdonald once envisioned what Gordon Lightfoot called "an iron road runnin' from the sea to the sea"—the Canadian Pacific Railway, begun in 1885. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"Heady, fruitful explorations of ill-charted terrain destined for a population explosion."
Insightful vignettes of people navigating the squirrelly years between 50 and 75. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAIL FEVER by D.J. Lightfoot
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 10-12)"
George Saunders participated in many great cattle drives from 1871 to 1886; later, he spent years collecting and setting down his aging comrades' reminiscences. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Fine fantasy that borrows too much from Lewis Carroll when it should invest in itself."
A teenage girl runs away from her life of servitude only to be captured by a sorcerer who will help her discover her true past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"A finely researched examination that sheds a new light on the catharsis of goodbye."
The methodology and science behind exits becomes fascinating material in the hands of sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot (Education/Harvard Univ.; The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Lawrence-Lightfoot presents successful people determined to remember where they—individually and as a people—came from, and she brings her formidable storytelling gifts to their lives. (Book- of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
A refreshing and inspiring look into the lives of six successful African-Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESPECT by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Replete with a bibliography entitled 'Some Roots of Respect' (with source materials as diverse as Shakespeare, Buber, Kant and contemporary therapists on self-esteem), Lawrence-Lightfoot's elegantly written study enlightens and invigorates. (Author tour)"
A simple, stunning study of the power of respect to forge salutary bonds between unlikely partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACT: CIA BLACK OPS by Robin Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"A preposterous premise—that one man conducted nearly two dozen high-profile black ops—and loads of juicy technical detail: for the Soldier of Fortune crowd."
Moore (The Accidental Pope, 2001, etc.) and co-author Lightfoot offer a sort of Robocop of Black Ops, a composite character who describes in gory detail his starring role in most of the nefarious political assassinations and covert counterterrorism activities of the past 30 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELVE PRINCESSES by Gordon Fitchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Unfortunately, the text does not match the humorous and lush illustrations in wittiness or style, but those ducks do have a certain appeal. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
High-fashion ducks rendered in rich color pencil star in an otherwise ordinary retelling of this Grimms fairytale. Read full book review >