Search Results: "Jonathan Waterman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"Soggy with mysticism and openly contemptuous of contemporary civilization, but still Waterman remains a charming, if occasionally bumbling, host on a stirring outdoor adventure. (104 photos and illustrations, with 8 color pages, not seen)"
A kayaker's lonely but ultimately uplifting diary of a 2,200-mile solo exploration of the Arctic Circle's fabled Northwest Passage, and of the varied Inuit inhabitants he met along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In sharing them, he gives readers back some of their own. (24 b&w photos, 2 maps, not seen)"
Alaska's Mount St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"For each downbeat there's an upbeat: an explosion of phosphorescence in the surf, an uncorrupted slice of shoreline, even the occasional relaxed day with his wife. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The uneasy but well-crafted story of a long paddle down the Sea of Cortes, from Waterman (In the Shadow of Denali, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A pleasure to read, although most readers won't be sorry to have missed the trip. (Eight pages of photos—not seen)"
Tales from the mean side of Denali, from a young freelancer with a fast-growing reputation for writing fine climbing stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERMAN by Tim Junkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"Landlubbers steer clear."
Debut novel from a Washington, D.C., lawyer that tries to give an insider's view of life among the watermen who work the Chesapeake Bay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACQUOT AND THE WATERMAN by Martin O’Brien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"O'Brien (All the Girls, not reviewed) serves up a first-rate series hero, though the slender frame of a police procedural (see McBain, see Simenon) was never meant to support over 400 closely printed pages."
Introducing Chief Inspector Jacquot and his flics of the Marseilles PD, who sound like the 87th Precinct gallicized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >