Search Results: "Kenneth Brigham"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHAM YOUNG by John G. Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism."
Sprawling life of a larger-than-life character in the history of the American West. Read full book review >

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KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A clear, insightful vision of a health care system that could bring about a better, healthier world."
Two doctors envision a future in which many illnesses could be prevented, where "disease, not death…will be the medical failure." Read full book review >

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KENNETH GRAHAME’S THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The story's theme of finding alternatives to violence always merits revisiting, but the original, however wordy it may seem by current standards, still makes a far richer reading experience. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Widely spaced lines of elegant type evoke the witty tone of Grahame's classic, unlike either this stripped-down version of the text, or the accompanying small, childlike watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF KENNETH TYNAN by Kenneth Tynan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A candid and revealing snapshot of mid-20th-century cultural life, seen through eccentric but shrewdly perceptive eyes."
The British critic's personal jottings from the 1970s chronicle a glamorous life with characteristic wit, underpinned by melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Accessible, well-written approach to both Galbraith's life and the larger issues to which he has so effectively devoted his thought: an exemplary intellectual biography."
A fittingly oversized life of the eminent economist, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Good reading for high-school health classes and for anti-smoking activists."
A useful overview of the science and sociology surrounding the smoking debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIM! by Marilyn  Brigham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Forced enthusiasm and confusing images sink this experience. (Board book. 1-3)"
This ho-hum dip in the pool skims the surface without wading in the deep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAYOU MAGIC by Jewell Parker Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Adventure-seeking girls with a taste for mermaids need apply. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Infused with a whimsical sense of adventure, Rhodes' latest draws life from the mystical aura of the Louisiana bayou, braiding it with threads of environmental consciousness. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR'S VERY GREAT GRANDSON by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This is a good choice for reading aloud and for discussing such topics as friendship, aggression and the bravery it takes to change your mind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain, goes in search of adventure. Read full book review >