Search Results: "James Harvey"


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WATCHING THEM BE by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Harvey's meticulously close reading of movies illuminatingly analyzes both the 'controlling sensibility' of stars and the viewer's process of 'intense watching.'"
A movie critic considers the mystery of star power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Expert words on a fascinating subject. (Sixty-seven halftones.)"
Quackery is thriving in the high-tech 90's, according to Young (American Social History/Emory Univ.), author of Toadstool Millionaires (1961), which traced the history of quackery in America up to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, and Medical Messiahs (1967), which brought the story forward to 1966. Read full book review >

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MOVIE LOVE IN THE FIFTIES by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"A collection that will have readers scurrying to the video store."
A stimulating look at American films of the 1950s. Read full book review >

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MENTAL CASE by James Neal Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1996

"Even so, a distinct series improvement."
The fourth case for Lt. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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FLESH AND BLOOD by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 1994

"EWSLUGPS: They're all guilty."
The death of Sen. Read full book review >

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PAINTED LADIES by James Neal Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1992

"If that's your pleasure, you've hit pay dirt with this one."
Somebody—evidently a poised businesswoman named Bobbie—is killing and body-painting present and former employees of Panache, a high-end call-girl network owned by Martha Bellamy, another poised businesswoman with great lingerie. Read full book review >

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SAM THE ZAMBONI MAN by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A competent collaboration, but not a memorable one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A father and son team up for the first time in this warm intergenerational tàte-Ö-tàte. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >