Search Results: "H. Lee Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"A bad bet."
Same-old, same-old casino stories from an ex-dealer delivered in the same-old, same-old package of random unconnected anecdotes spanning many decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINIMAL DAMAGE by H. Lee Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Occasionally turgid prose mars this work about damage and loss."
Through seven stories and a novella, Barnes (Dummy Up and Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing, 2002, etc.) explores the lives, legacies and memories of veterans, all damaged by their war experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A war remembrance of beauty and unadorned brutality."
Novelist and short-story writer Barnes (English/College of Southern Nevada; Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, 2007, etc.) offers a moving memoir of his time at war in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD DECK by H. Lee Barnes
Released: March 15, 2013

"Barnes' novel will be of particular interest to those familiar with slots, blackjack and the seamy side of casinos."
A Vegas novel, so naturally, it concerns scamming the casinos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAN by Aman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"Nonetheless, a unique and rich account of life in a fascinating and troubled land."
A lyrical first-hand account of a complex and charismatic modern-day African heroine. ``Aman'' (a pseudonym meaning ``trustworthy'' in Arabic) is a gifted narrator who recounted her tumultuous life first to anthropologist Barnes, who died in 1990 before the project was completed, and then to Barnes's designated successor, Boddy (Cultural Anthropology/Univ. of Toronto). Read full book review >

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CONGRESS, PRESIDENTS, AND AMERICAN POLITICS by Lee H. Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2016

"The book—essentially an encapsulation of the author's philosophy of politics and politicians—is a good choice for those who want to believe in government again."
A U.S. Representative from Indiana for 34 years reviews the best of the commentaries he sent to his constituents during his years in office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"A valuable resource for those needing proof that the government machine could use a good overhaul."
A carefully nonpartisan examination of the events surrounding 9/11 and the government's response—or lack of response—to them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by H. Chuku Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This lovely reimagining of an old tale affirms the browning of American's contemporary young readership. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A brown-skinned Beauty—what a refreshing change! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

What Colors Did You Eat Today? by Hope H. Lee
Released: Nov. 18, 2012

"A clever, positive take on nutrition that offers pleasant advice and entertaining illustrations without the usual admonitions to avoid unhealthy foods."
In this very short debut guide to fruits and vegetables, Lee offers a colorful way for kids to track their healthy eating. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >