Search Results: "James Fergusson"


BOOK REVIEW

TALIBAN by James Fergusson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"If wars are ended through negotiation between enemies, then the Taliban will need to be among those at the table who will help bring this one to an end."
An intriguing argument for negotiations with the Taliban presented as the necessary precondition for a political settlement and withdrawal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS PLACE by James Fergusson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"A compelling example of investigative reporting that suggests continuing mass death for an African population that cannot or will not help itself find peace."
An intrepid journalist investigates the civil war, foreign interventions and mass starvation of Somalia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE PALACES by Maggie Fergusson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"These graceful, vicarious tours to museums famous and obscure are almost as good as the real thing."
What makes a museum special? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIPER'S SONS by Bruce Chandler Fergusson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Intriguing situation, sympathetic characters, but prose that tends to overheat and plotting that can spin out of control."
A mixed-bag of a thriller debut from Fergusson, a former newspaper writer and ad copywriter, in which the sins of the father include (gulp) serial killing. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEOWULF by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"What you have heard before is nothing. I will stir up the waters of the old days and shape the long-ago then into now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T TOUCH MY HAT! by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Hat's off to this one! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thanks to Sheriff John and his ten-gallon hat, the town of Sunshine is a model of law and order. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD, BUTTERFLY, EEL by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Gorgeous artwork and a wealth of facts nicely combine to create an introductory look at bird, insect and fish migration. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In summer, the three titular animals share the same coastal New England farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN SCHOOL by James Rumford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"It's a nifty social-studies lesson tucked into a warm tale of community. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village to make a school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"A faabbbulous idea for young readers to consider, captivatingly presented. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Playfully reminiscing about a surprise visit to his famous relative in the early 1960s, Warhola (The Bear Came Over to My House, not reviewed, etc.) not only gives readers a decidedly tongue-in-cheek glimpse of the Pop Art icon at work, but illuminates the beginning of his own artistic career too. Read full book review >