Search Results: "Kenneth Brower"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WILDNESS WITHIN by Kenneth Brower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2012

"A worthy tribute and a good lesson on the conservation movement."
A tribute to David Brower (1912-2000), father of the modern environmental movement, on what would have been his 100th birthday. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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: Sept. 6, 2011

"An excruciatingly detailed, nightmarish saga demonstrating the sometimes inexplicable power of human evil."
A private investigator exposes the horrors of a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESIDENCE by Kate Andersen Brower
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining."
Anecdotes both touching and hilarious about living and working in the White House, "the country's most potent and enduring symbol of the presidency." Read full book review >

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BLUE DOG, GREEN RIVER by Brock Brower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2005

A thin, sometimes disjointed if gracefully written novella set in the remotest backcountry the Southwest has to offer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"A novel idea about the origins of the human mind but long-winded and repetitious in its development."
A new answer to the question of why Homo sapiens are the only species to have developed a brain with complex mental abilities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Whether his methods have been more help or hindrance to his cause is still to be decided. (Author tour)"
A provocative and controversial conservationist encapsulates his opinions and suggestions for restoring the health of a planet at risk. Read full book review >