Search Results: "Karl Bodmer"


BOOK REVIEW

AN INDIAN WINTER by Russell Freedman
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"Another splendid achievement. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In 1833, a German prince, Maximilian of Wied (1782-1867), hired the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809-93) and set out with him to study Native Americans. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

This vivid appreciation combines big, dramatic color photos taken in several countries over a nearly 40-year span with a lively, opinionated history that will clue readers in to both the development (and jargon) of steam railroading, and its enduring fascination. Read full book review >

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ON THE NATURE OF HUMAN ROMANTIC INTERACTION by Karl Iagnemma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Meteoric, and still going up."
Strong first collection from a robotics researcher at MIT who knows, despite it all, that heart is every bit as important as math. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Maier is masterful at the fast sprint of reportage, but he's simply unable to go the distance with this book."
A hopeful, if not entirely convincing, prismatic portrait of Africa in transition, by a longtime Africa correspondent for the Independent of England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"For all its colorful coinages, an essentially conventional, cut-and-paste guide that won't tell management professionals a whole lot they don't already know."
Give consultant Albrecht credit for an arresting metaphor, but not much else, in his latest excursion into the well-trodden bourns of organizational theory and practice. Read full book review >

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The Theory of Talking to Trees by Karl Dehmelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Strong prose, but this novel's chief conceit falters."
A writer's friendship with a mentally ill man sustains him through a painful crisis in this novel. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS FACTOR by Karl Evanzz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Vastly convincing, ending in a bloodbath of assassinations. (First printing of 40,000)"
Timely look at the death of Malcolm X—in a book set for publication three days after Spike Lee's film Malcolm X opens. Read full book review >

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ODD JOBS by Karl Meade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Gritty and fun, with a surprisingly rewarding finish, this dark comedy entertains throughout."
A bumbling, Canadian ne'er-do-well painfully learns to find his way in Meade's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE INSURRECTIONIST by Herb Karl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"For a reader who knows nothing at all about John Brown, this is a satisfactory but not altogether inspiring place to start."
A docudrama about the insurgent abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). Read full book review >

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LONDON IN THE 1890s by Karl Beckson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

Centering on literary London and on events and ideas relevant mostly to writers, this history is too narrowly conceived to be, as the subtitle says, ``cultural.'' But as a literary historian, Beckson (English/Brooklyn College) excels in colorful and detailed narration. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CAREER OF WILLIAM ELLIS by Karl Jacoby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"An amazing tale that is indeed 'almost too strange to be true.'"
A remarkable historical detective story that unearths the life and times of a "trickster" African-American who was able to "pass," and strive spectacularly, as Latino. Read full book review >