Search Results: "James Hansen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"With urgency and authority, Hansen urges readers to speak out—taking to the streets if necessary—to protect the Earth from calamity for the sake of their children and grandchildren."
In his debut, a leading climatologist lambasts world governments for their ineffectual response to the dangers of global warming. Read full book review >

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A DIFFICULT PAR by James R. Hansen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2014

"Hansen ably shows us a life filled with unrivaled success and deep end-of-life disappointment."
Hansen (First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, 2005, etc.) returns with the complicated story of the celebrated golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1906-2000). Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

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FIRST MAN by James R. Hansen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though without the exuberance of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, Hansen's big biography does a good job of showing how and why Armstrong has entered the history books."
The first human on the moon is a nice guy, writes admiring biographer Hansen (History/Auburn Univ.), but one not afraid of fighting and politicking to be the first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 10, 2012

"A novel prescription for America's medical establishment."
Hansen's debut looks at America's health care system, describing its problems and offering solutions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A list of 'More Women of Hope' is appended. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
A gorgeous series of black-and-white photographic portraits that were part of a campaign to show people, especially young African-Americans, that "greatness looks like them" form the heart of this book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Murky b&w photos and reproductions; notes; substantial bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Brought together in what novelist Hansen (Which Way Freedom?, 1986) calls a ``great experiment,'' black troops in the Civil War faced not only enemy armies but their own side's vicious racism while proving their ability. Read full book review >

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Released: March 25, 2001

"But never simplistic."
Hansen (Hitler's Niece, 1996, etc.) claims that the Church and its liturgy helped form his vocation as a writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2000

"A deliciously engaging tale of flower-power."
An exuberant romp through the surprisingly bizarre world of orchid collectors, where decorous matrons swoon over blooms, bureaucrats act like SWAT teams, and reputable scientists punch customs officers in the face. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A moving, wistful, uniquely entertaining tribute."
A chorus of fascinating and mostly thoughtful voices reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >