Search Results: "John Keahey"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"With extensive details and a fond admiration of its people, Keahey effectively articulates why the people of this charming island 'are Sicilians before they are Italians, and why no amount of time under the control of Rome will ever change that.'"
Veteran newspaperman Keahey continues his exploration of Italian civilization with an appreciation of the rich, vibrant surroundings of Italy's largest autonomous island. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"Lucky us to have Keahey as narrator to the region. He can keep Gissing. (photos, not seen)"
A crisp travelogue from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Keahey, laced with appealing historical references, that follows the itinerary of a century-old trip made by novelist George Gissing through southern Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VENICE AGAINST THE SEA by John Keahey
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Yet, as Keahey notes, 'humans, in the end, will have nothing to say in the matter.' Nature will have its way: Venice is going down. There is still time to see it. Bring your boots."
"Venice is sinking" is no Chicken Little squawk, and journalist Keahey (A Sweet and Glorious Land, 2000) explains why and what is being done (or not being done) to counter the trend, in this cogent and fluent piece of urban history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Keahey fully understands the art of taking the road less traveled—a solid addition to his body of work."
Veteran journalist and author Keahey (Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean, 2011, etc.) chronicles his sojourns to lightly visited areas of Tuscany. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS by John O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A long way from 'just right.' (Pop-up folk tale. 2-4)"
The familiar tale is pressed into service as a vehicle for introducing colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >

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BLIZZARD by John Rocco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A kid is the hero in this tale of ingenuity and bravery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers will be tickled by a young boy's resourcefulness in this story of how he and his family survive a monumental blizzard. Read full book review >

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NOISY BUG SING-A-LONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Bug devotees may pick this up for a glance, but it is not likely to be a repeat favorite. (activities exploring sounds, link to audio file of bug sounds (not heard)) (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
The illustrations are a feast for bug lovers' eyes, but the text could be so much more. Read full book review >

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SUPER HAIR-O AND THE BARBER OF DOOM by John Rocco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"This won't answer those many preschool requests for superhero stories, but it does offer a go-with-the-flow bit of imaginative silliness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young superhero falls prey to a Samson complex. Read full book review >