Search Results: "Howard Tomb"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TOMB ROBBER AND KING TUT by Sarah Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"An intriguing glimpse of this renowned archaeological find. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young boy has a close-up view of Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HAWKS by Todd McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It portrays in wide-screen format a life until now presented only in sketches. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A pleasingly thorough, if not critically groundbreaking, retrospective of the works and life of Hollywood's most versatile (and, to some cineasts, best) director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend."
You could make a case that Howard Cosell (1918-1995) was the single most important sports broadcaster ever. You would be right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOLTZMANN'S TOMB by Bill Green
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"The casual reader will derive pleasure not only from the science Green teaches but from the eloquence he employs to teach it."
A radiant love letter to science from a scientist with a poet's soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Brilliant, evocative, riveting."
It's hard to imagine any book on the last years of Communism in the Soviet Union surpassing this one by Remnick, who covered the events for The Washington Post. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE by Kai Jackson Issa
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author ends with Thurman's college graduation and never discusses his significance as a strong advocate of nonviolence—but readers may be tempted by the text's very spareness to seek out more information about him and his legacy. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Though rigidly purposeful, this important profile introduces young readers to a Civil Rights Movement figure who should be better known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Likely to see sequels; Howard and Ivy deserve them. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Grantleyville Middle School lowlifes beware: shamus Howard Wallace is on the case! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WAS HOWARD HUGHES by Steven Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2003

"A darkly diverting, slightly cautionary tale about a barmy billionaire and his batty biographer."
First-novelist Carter hits the scene with a madly inventive mock bio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Short on juicy secrets, long on tedium."
New Yorker staff writer Robbins (co-author, Quarterlife Crisis, not reviewed) stretches a few secrets of the Yale secret society into a dreary extended narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S TOMB by Steve Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"One more superfluous shoot-'em-up catering to the most common denominator."
Another hasty exercise in suspense from airport novelist Berry. Read full book review >