Search Results: "J. Robert Moskin"


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AMERICAN STATECRAFT by J. Robert Moskin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"An ambitious, impressively researched history, though the writing tends toward the ploddingly scholarly."
A massively thorough survey of the formation of the U.S. Foreign Service, from Benjamin Franklin's early efforts to convince European powers to back the colonists' cause to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens' tragic death in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1996

"In Moskin's portrait, Truman emerges as a man meeting the test of his life with courage, common sense, and great skill. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A straightforward, suitably plain-spoken account of the first dramatic months of a presidency that transformed America's world role. Read full book review >

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PAINTER AND UGLY by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An engaging tale of friendship, loyalty and separation, this will appeal to fans of the author's earlier work as well all readers who enjoy a suspenseful story with a satisfying end. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From a veteran Iditarod chronicler (Akiak, 1997, etc.) comes the tale of Painter and Ugly, two young sled dogs and dedicated friends. Read full book review >

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CAROUSEL CAT by Robert J. Blake
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An author's note indicates Asbury Park, New Jersey as the source. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You can almost hear the music when Dan cranks up the Pavilion O' Fun, a splendid old carousel on the boardwalk near the shore. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT SPOT by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1992

"The interplay between parent and child, each dedicated to his own valuable pursuit, is as appealing as the lovely play of light through trees and water. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An illustrator who made a fine debut with his oil paintings for Weller's Riptide (1990) turns to watercolor for his own story about an artist on a woodland expedition with his son. Read full book review >

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SWIFT by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"He depicts a winter landscape both ominous and beautiful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Swift is a working dog, who helps Johnnie's Pa hunt and stay safe in the woods. Read full book review >

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SPRAY by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 1996

"Justin's wake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unhappy as a newcomer on Martha's Vineyard, Justin sets out to sea in his sailing dory, dreaming of his hero, Captain Slocum, who became the first man to sail around the world in 1898. Read full book review >

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VICTOR AND HUGO by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"If readers are ready to forgive its confused plot, the art offers much to appreciate. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two dogs rescue their master's accordion—and the world's music—in Paris. Read full book review >

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ARCH ANGELS by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"As for the rest: deliberate pace, pedestrian prose, monochromatic sleuth."
In the fifth of this archly titled series (East of the Arch, 2002, etc.), Detective Joe Keough tracks a killer angel or two. Read full book review >

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ALONE WITH THE DEAD by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 1995

"The behavior of both killers defies belief, but veteran Randisi's workaday authority in handling the boys in blue puts this miles above his fumbling recent novels about shamus Miles Jacoby (Stand-Up, 1994, etc.)."
Flatbush Det. Joe Keough thinks the latest rape- strangulation credited to a serial killer the press has dubbed The Lover is really the work of someone else—and he's right. Read full book review >