Search Results: "III Scheer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1991

"Like Richard B. McAdoo's Eccentric Circles (p.34), which revealed an unexpected richness in RV travel, Scheer's zesty report points to an attractive alternative to the drudgery of car travel and the dizzying, impersonal hop from airport to airport. (Maps—not seen.)"
Author of several regional travel guides, Scheer, a radio disc jockey, spent six weeks traveling nearly 14,000 miles on Amtrak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An outrageous whitewash. (16 pages b&w photos, 3 maps, not seen)"
This overview of a tragic war soon reveals itself to be an extremely biased account of a pivotal time in US-Indian relations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CROCKETT by III Groneman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A small survey of many virtues; it holds to the middle ground between hagiography and debunking, making allowances for Crockett's lapses into bad behavior while highlighting his better qualities."
Hero or opportunist? Rebel or terrorist? Did he even own a coonskin cap? Davy Crockett was an enigma in his own age—and certainly the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BITTERSWEET by III Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"A first novel that's anything but fresh, its points of view exclusively male and for the most part seemingly misogynistic."
Three brothers, three very different lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL LOST TIME by III Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A shocker mocking romantic comedy: this leaves you feeling drained and duped."
A baby-crazed California-Irish lawyer babe hears her biological clock ticking and does some pretty dumb stunts in Gardner's latest (after Give Gravity a Chance, 1998, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2008

"For those who have donned those robes, Scheer's book will be an affirmation. Those who have not may prefer more evenhanded approaches that offer the same conclusion, such as Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier's America Between the Wars (2008)."
It's all Nixon's fault: If he hadn't gone to China, we wouldn't have Dubya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY THE LIGHT OF THE CAPTURED MOON by Julian Scheer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"A quiet, nostalgic, and magical story told in the matter-of-fact way that children who like fantasy will enjoy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten-year-old Billy is disappointed that summer is about to end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A vital piece of work that demands attention."
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Scheer (Communication and Journalism/Univ. of Southern California; The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, 2010, etc.) examines how online convenience has supplanted bedrock American values of personal freedom and the right to privacy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO DUMB DUCKS by Maxwell Eaton III
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Use this one for casual fun, not for relating to bullied protagonists. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite a mild cover featuring simple rubber-ducky types, you'd be a dumb duck to assume a toddler audience for this sly humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M AWAKE! by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sure to gather fans in its wake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rambunctious hamster tests its sleepy dad's patience. Read full book review >