Search Results: "III Schweitzer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"Access to Vietnamese records makes this the definitive closure of a sad chapter in American history and must reading for all those interested in the topic."
A timely and well-presented work that seeks to dispel the myth that there are still American POWs held in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

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LETTERS by Albert Schweitzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A priceless addition to the Schweitzer legacy; a posthumous gift to the world from a man who made every second count."
The first collection in English of Schweitzer letters proves to be a smashing introduction to the life and work of the nonagenarian polymath (1875-1965). Read full book review >

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TSVETAEVA by Viktoria Schweitzer
Released: June 15, 1993

"Sometimes a slog, but worth it. (Illustrations)"
Marina Tsvetaeva (1882-1941) is the least read of the four great modern Russian poets (Pasternak, Akhmatova, Mandelstam), her poems (translated here by Peter Norman) and fine theoretical prose as subject to drowning in the tempestuous waves of her life-history as anything else she held closest to her. Read full book review >

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THE OLD LIMEY by III Crocker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Silly, but not funny, and poorly plotted to boot."
A retired, reactionary British brigadier general searches L.A. for his missing goddaughter in this lugubrious would-be farce, a first novel from the author of Robert E. Lee on Leadership (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Consequently, he circles around and then disappointingly evades the critical question: If ethnic separatism threatens America, whose separatism is it anyway, and what do we do about it?"
A contradictory book of social and legal commentary that attempts to embrace so-called New America's increasingly multiracial character and deal with the author's lingering doubts about Americans' real capacity to live with our ethnic differences. Read full book review >

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AN ORIGINAL MAN by III Clegg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"In all, though, this is both an outstanding biography and an important contribution to the history of the Nation of Islam. (16 pages b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A meticulous, absorbing reconstruction of the life of the ``Messenger of Allah'' who led the Nation of Islam for more than four decades, until his death in 1975. Read full book review >

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: April 18, 2006

"Many knowledgeable comments about art, music and publishing intertwined with religious commentary of the sort one expects from the spiritual-journey genre."
A journal kept by the scion of the famed publishing family records memories of his coming of age, his youthful conversion to Roman Catholicism and his evolving thoughts on family, art, music, literature and God. Read full book review >

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TORCHLIGHT by III Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The gripping undersea sequences offset the farfetched intrigues inside the Beltway, if only just barely."
A pair of ex-SEALs take on turncoats in the upper echelons of the US government, as well as a host of villainous foreigners, to bring an international arms trafficker to book: a diverting sea story from first-novelist Stevenson (whose forebears include the venturesome author of Treasure Island). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"For many readers, an unconvincing attempt to restore the gleam to a Ranger star dulled by too many instances of bullying and mayhem. (B&w photos throughout)"
A comprehensive, partisan, occasionally starry-eyed history of the famed (or perhaps infamous) Texas Rangers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Although its author seems to have had a grander purpose in mind, the book's real value is in its clear depiction of what medical students must do to learn human anatomy."
Musings and observations of a literature professor with a penchant for things medical as he follows a group of first-year med students taking human anatomy, a course that includes dissecting cadavers. Read full book review >