Search Results: "Kenneth J. Heineman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2001

"A house divided against itself: Heineman yokes the impressive force of his scholarship to a wobbly cart of partisan invective."
A chronicle of the counterculture of the 1960s, marked simultaneously by crystalline scholarship and utter distaste for its subject matter. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR DYNASTY by Kenneth J. Heineman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As warm and enticing as an oral history, with lots more footnotes."
A thorough, revealing history of an important political and military family from Ohio during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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WAY OUT IN THE DESERT by T.J.  Marsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"A glossary at the end of the book provides a more detailed account of the creatures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Marsh and Ward's quick tour of the Sonoran Desert introduces readers to both local fauna (such as the horned toad, javelinas, tarantulas, Gila monsters, roadrunners, and scorpions) and flora (palo verde, ocotillo, saguaro, and prickly pear). Read full book review >

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SEASONS OF CHANGE by Kenneth J Fallin
Released: Oct. 10, 2013

"An often engaging book that approaches grief with the mind rather than the heart."
Fallin's debut self-help book examines how humans move on after a significant loss. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN THAT FORGOT HOW TO BREATHE by Kenneth J. Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Harvey appears to lose interest in his own premise, and no wonder; the secrets of the deep are far more sexy than patients on respirators."
Canadian author Harvey's first U.S. publication is a messy disaster novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who may not have the opportunity to sit around many campfires will welcome the musical arrangement at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Presumably in an effort to encourage listeners to chime in, Spengler repeats each line of this campfire ditty, about being chased by a bear, above and below scenes of a young camper, pigtails flying, high-tailing it just ahead of a ferocious looking, honey-colored pursuer. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S CITADEL by Kenneth J. Winkle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"A deep-reaching study of a city in wartime, which Washingtonians and visitors, to say nothing of students of the Civil War, will find to be of great interest."
A skillful portrait of the nation's capital as microcosm of a nation divided. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1990

"Hagan is not a great stylist (he's no John Keegan), but he is clear and tells an interesting story."
As a professor of history at the US Naval Academy, the director of its museum, and the Academy archivist, Hagan has had ample opportunity to examine the original documents that tell the story of the US Navy. Here, he demonstrates just how thoroughly he has taken advantage of his opportunities. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF DELPHINE by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"As Delphine and Beatrice ride off atop two giraffes, readers of this quiet story will savor their new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned servant girl whose singing assuages her loneliness discovers the transformative power of compassion. Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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