Search Results: "James Dale Davidson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Vincent Foster'' in a vitriolic attack on the Clintons) raise questions about their objectivity, you have to respect authors who boldly state their convictions and predictions. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
In this combination of sweeping metahistory and myopic self- interest some statements are penetrating, others appalling, and all are astonishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A conjectural scenario that's as closely reasoned as it is deeply disturbing."
Tough-minded socioeconomic forecasts that, while in the alarmist tradition of Ravi Batra, Harry Browne, Adrian Day, etc, afford genuinely thoughtful perspectives on an arguably uncertain future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Scholarly but accessible to the general reader, especially enjoyable in its use of snippets from classical texts to evoke the quotidian world of ancient Athens. (8 pages b&w photos)"
The astonishing cultural legacy of ancient Athens can leave the impression that ordinary Athenians during the Golden Age spent their leisure-filled lives contemplating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by James West Davidson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable attempt to get readers excited about history, but the approach is too hurried and shallow."
In this breakneck survey of American history, Davidson (co-author: Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure, 2006, etc.) condenses 500 years of war, exploration, and social change into a 300-page crash course.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME LIKE THEM DEAD by James Davidson II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2011

"A methodical story that warrants attention, bolstered by a refreshingly imperfect hero and a killer who may take a midnight stroll through a reader's retention."
An Air Force investigator with heightened senses tracks a serial killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES by James Daily
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Witty on the Web, ponderous on the page."
The creators of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.com expand the concept into a book-length exploration of tricky legal issues faced by comic-book heroes and villains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"A troubling, entertaining indictment of the hypocrisy of big-time sports."
Former sports agent Luchs uncovers the thinly veiled corruption within big-time college football, as agents do whatever it takes to get stars to the NFL. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHA DOCS by Daniel Muñoz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Muñoz offers little turning of new ground in what has become a fertile genre, but the book is enjoyably idiosyncratic and elucidative."
From physician Muñoz, a chronicle of becoming a doctor at the extremely demanding Johns Hopkins cardiology program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ZOOM! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"From start to finish, this cleverly constructed and well-designed title is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gleeful mashup of dinosaurs and things-that-go will surely rev up some noisy participation when it is read aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP DOG by Carli Davidson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fresh look at some old expressions, using dogs of all ages to teach some new tricks. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Twenty-one different dogs illustrate a variety of familiar idiomatic expressions about dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >