Search Results: "Jane M. Hogg"


BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE THE MANDARINS by Jane M. Hogg
Released: May 4, 2012

"Though rich in detail and packed with factual, historical details, Hogg's memoir is best suited for British audiences, history buffs or conspiracy theorists."
In her revelatory memoir as an employee of the British Civil Service, Hogg lifts the veil on the corruption that took place in British government in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK, DARK NIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Chapman's animals pop with bold color and apt detail; Butler's familiar fable is amiable but ultimately undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A monster stalks the pond...or does it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOW ME THE SKY by Nicholas Hogg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novice author's chameleon antics can't distract from the hollowness of his story."
Four stories involving disappearances fail to come together in this exceptionally confusing first novel from the British Hogg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1993

"More legal brief than biography as the personal Myra Bradwell is subsumed in the political figure—but a welcome revival of a forgotten reputation."
A dry, bare-bones biography of Myra Bradwell (1831-94), whose plea to practice law was denied by the Supreme Court because she was a woman, and who went on to become the publisher and editor of the influential Chicago Legal News. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIMES OF WAR by Peter Hogg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A human face for 'the banality of evil,' Hannah Arendt's still serviceable phrase: sharply observed and well written, but unrelentingly painful to read."
A grim and unsettling first novel about an aging war criminal and his implacable young pursuer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1994

"A conservative argument against increasing government regulation and bureaucratization of American medicine in the tradition of such free-market thinkers as Milton Friedman."
A formulaic, if impassioned, Rx by the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, whose answer to runaway medical costs and uneven care is to put patients, not health care managers, back in the driver's seat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A timely and sensible challenge to the prevalent notion that computers necessarily enhance mental development and learning. (Author tour)"
A crisp critique of the impact of computers on children's minds by educator Healy (Your Child's Growing Mind, 1990. etc.), who contends that, in our fervor to embrace computers, we have overlooked their potential to harm youth, particularly young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An exhaustive and exhausting marriage of Austen's Pride and a modern reader's analysis of it."
A mammoth edition, including the novel, illustrations, maps, a chronology, and bibliography, but mostly thousands of annotations that run the gamut from revealing to ridiculous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE RAIN by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As essential to library collections as rain is to summer sunflowers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"This is the ocean, / blue and vast, / that holds the rainwater from the past." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN! by Gary Hogg
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Readers weary of endless variations on 'Little Red Hen' might give this a try. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hogg spins a tale from the titular expression, casting a slothful family that intimidates its feline member into providing firewood, food and entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"An unusual story of a life lived among a galaxy of stars, told with enough insight and intelligence that even those who dismiss celebrity memoirs should enjoy this jaunt through the glitz."
A famous director recalls his boyhood and working life as the son of the beautiful Warner Brother's movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald. Read full book review >