Search Results: "Jack Hurst"


BOOK REVIEW

NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST by Jack Hurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1993

"Since Richard Ellmann is dead and Walter Jackson Bate is retired, how about it, Stephen Sears?"
The Confederate cavalry commander, as conspicuous for his racism as for his military prowess, receives a biography that emphasizes his reprehensible exploits as slave trader and founding father of the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"Particularly recommended for fans of the controversial Forrest."
A lively narrative of the Civil War's Western theatre, too often overshadowed by the better known armies and battles in the East. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A CITY by Elise Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Like a nice jaunt through the park—lovely and sometimes inspiring, if a bit unexciting at times. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who could resist hanging out with gargoyles while sipping tea? Read full book review >

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FATAL IMAGE by Jim Hurst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1998

A nerd is a terrible thing to waste, especially if he's a misfit like Kurt Sloane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2007

"A practical guide to managing digital communication."
How to navigate the high-tech world of information overload in a more efficient, less stressful manner. Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN SIGHT by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While enjoying the melodrama, they'll also learn a little American history. (Fiction. 11-13)"
News about the California Gold Rush and myths about the wealth "in plain sight" excite 11-year-old Sarah Corbin's delightful but feckless farmer father. Read full book review >

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M-TRAIT by Brandon Franklin Hurst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Biblically inspired science fiction designed to entertain, not convert"
A clever, tactful fictional exploration of what could be called Biblical genetics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

52 QUICK LESSONS ON THE BIBLE by Sandy Hurst
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"A comprehensive and notably crystalline biblical education guide."
A handbook for teaching the Bible to young students. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TERRIBLE STORM by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Great for sharing and storytelling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Remember the blizzard of 1888? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE LOCK by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's a satisfying outcome for a quick-paced tale that will please Paulsen and Kathleen Karr fans. (Fiction 10-12)"
A runaway orphan's search for a settled home ends along the banks of a newly-constructed Connecticut canal in this early-19th-century adventure, loosely based on Hurst's own family history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PENELOPEIA by Jane Rawlings
Released: May 1, 2003

"In spite of the obvious and hardly original gender-bending, this is quite a good take on Homer, cleverly conceived and nicely written in noble cadences that are intentionally (and accurately) reminiscent of Lattimore's Homeric translations."
A debut novel (in verse, no less) by poet and archivist Rawlings, who takes up where the Odyssey leaves off and tells things from Penelope's point of view. Read full book review >