Search Results: "Iain C. Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"Thorough to a fault, and for young readers at least, no replacement for Jim Murphy's oldie but goodie The Long Road to Gettysburg (1992). (glossary, index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Wagonloads of detail weigh down this overstuffed account of the Civil War's most significant battle and its aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Looking Down On Leaders  by Iain J. Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An entertaining romp through corporate life that covers pithy truths in a sugar coating of funny, memorable anecdotes."
An executive coach by trade, Martin, in his debut, takes a look at the lighter side of leadership. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT MY RESOLVE IS NOT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor:
 Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face

As stunning – and familiar – as this is ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

"In short: a fine collection of consistently absorbing war stories, which lacks the perspectives that could yield a coherent picture of the many mortal dangers still faced by the Global Village long after the Soviet Union's collapse."
A journalist's scattershot survey of the elite military and police units Western governments employ for their dirtiest jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEAMPUNK HOLMES by P. C. Martin
by P. C. Martin, illustrated by Daniel Cortes, developed by Noble Beast
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Suspend disbelief, then, and try not to get too caught up in the gears of Watson's prosthetic superlimb. Say what? (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Mycroft Holmes as a superspy babe? Manta ray-like attack submarines in the Thames? This lively app makes such things seem just about right, even if they might give Conan Doyle pause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SÉANCE by Iain Lawrence
FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Drawing from several true stories, Lawrence has crafted an elaborate, fun, fast-paced murder mystery with a rich sense of time and place. (afterword, acknowledgments, about the author) (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Scooter King's mom is a medium, and he's not amused by the "Oh yeah, well my mom's a large" joke. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Iain Lawrence
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"A must-read for lovers of tales rich in setting, atmosphere, and human understanding. (Fiction. YA)"
"There was blood and pain, an anguished scream, and the wind howled and shook at the walls . . . ‘And now,' said Murray, with great earnestness, ‘it's clear sailing from here.' " But after Elizabeth's birth, it wasn't easy for the family of four living their insular lives on Lizzie Island on the north coast of British Columbia. Read full book review >