Search Results: "Josiah Bunting III"


BOOK REVIEW

ULYSSES S. GRANT by Josiah  Bunting III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"A splendid, short-form introduction to Grant's life and career."
Ulysses S. Grant was renowned as a hero and savior of the Union in his day. Yet modern historians are likely to recall him as a president who barely survived one scandal after another. Read full book review >

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ALL LOVES EXCELLING by Josiah III Bunting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

The former headmaster of an expensive prep school tells of an underachieving teenager forced into an expensive prep school by her ambitious mother. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON III by Fenton Bresler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A fascinating look at Second Empire France and the little-studied 'petit-Napoleon.'"
A fresh and lively look at the other Napoleon, by London journalist Bresler (Who Killed John Lennon?, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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RICHARD III by David Horspool
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Among the better histories on this subject, this book rocks no boats while delivering a densely detailed account of a man who was no more villainous than the average 15th-century baron."
Richard III's villainy owes much to Shakespeare. Modern histories are more understanding, and this includes this thoughtful biography by Times Literary Supplement history editor Horspool (Alfred the Great, 2014, etc.), who stresses that Richard (1452-1485) was a man of his times, although they were nasty times.Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS III by Ben Bova
Released: April 23, 1990

"Much the best of the three."
Wrapping up the trilogy of the talky Voyagers (1981) and the mediocre Voyagers II(1985), about messiah Keith Stoner and his alien-inspired mission to save humanity from itself. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN FENTON HERTER III by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"Not to mention the laughter that readers will shower down upon them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
MacDonald's (No More Nasty, 2001, etc.) dazzling verse, clever as Scheherazade, is a beautiful choreography of words. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 1992

A strong anthology, selected from over 3,000 nominations made by the editors of 364 literary magazines and small presses, of challenging and generally first-rate stories, poems, and illustrations (photos, art work). Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR RICHARD III by Mike Pitts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Writing this book must have been the dream of a lifetime for Pitts, and he has risen to the occasion. Highly recommended."
When an archaeological expedition found one of England's most maligned kings in an urban parking lot, it was a worldwide sensation. Here's the complete story. Read full book review >

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JOSIAH TRUE AND THE ART MAKER by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Like Josiah, readers will be intrigued by the artist's method for creation of her illusions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A compelling tale about the passing of artistic vision from generation to generation. Read full book review >

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K-PAX III by Gene Brewer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2003

"Go for it."
Following K-PAX (1995) and On a Beam of Light (2001), here's the last volume in the Worlds of Prot trilogy, benefiting from the captivating film version of volume one. Dr. Brewer of the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute thought he'd integrated all of Robert Porter's multiple personalities when his patient at last left the institute, married journalist Giselle, and had son Gene, named after Brewer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A one-hour documentary based on the book will air on PBS-TV in the fall."
Using a governing metaphor a bit less subtle than a strip mine, environmentalist, author, and filmmaker Tobias argues that humanity is waging a war of aggression against the planet, a ``melancholy war which is destroying Earth and all her precious progeny.'' He travels around China, Indonesia, India, Kenya, the US, and Antarctica and returns, laden with fact and anecdote, to tell us that there are too many of us and that rapine economic development is killing the planet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017

"A provocative investigation into the American political divide."
A study of the rise of political partisanship in the United States, coupled with an impassioned call for a rebirth of the democratic virtue of compromise. Read full book review >