Search Results: "John N. Doggett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Essential reading for anyone heading off to do business in China."
A lively, informative primer on recognizing and avoiding the cultural pitfalls Americans may encounter while doing business in China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2003

"Sharp descriptive analyses capture this atavistic force that charges across the human imagination in phenomenal and dreadful fashion. (21 b&w illustrations, not seen; 2 maps)"
Portraits of great wildfires from ex-Chicago Tribune reporter Maclean (Fire on the Mountain, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A richly descriptive chronicle of disaster from an expert on the subject."
Thorough, disciplined account of a terrifying fire that ripped through the Okanogan National Forest near Washington State's Canadian border in 2001. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures by John N. Dunbar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2014

"A thorough but uneven study of the presentation of history in film."
An examination of how the film industry has interpreted and depicted history from the early 20th century to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLLOPE by N. John Hall
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Clear, direct, cautious, respectful: a useful companion to the more interesting novels and letters—but between the masks and the fictions, the real Trollope is yet to be discovered. (Twenty-seven illustrations—not seen.)"
Finding the relationship between the life and the art is one of the major challenges to a biographer of Trollope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIBLIOPHILIA by N. John Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2016

"A how-to guide disguised in a disposable novelistic dressing."
A novice book collector gets a quick and expensive education in the rare-book world in this epistolary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2012

"Well-executed, but for hardcore Bowie fans only."
Exhaustive survey of David Bowie and his music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2001

"Music lovers, and particularly those who abhor the fragmentation of the music business, will enjoy this intelligent study. (20 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative and analytical look at the ongoing dysfunctional relationship between country music and rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A top-flight interpretation of a time, its music and its strange doings—which still look pretty good compared to now."
A fan's lucid notes on a time when the hope or fear, depending on one's viewpoint, of "a violent assault on the established order" occupied minds, megaphones and microphones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >