Search Results: "L. Douglas Keeney"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2001

"Not terribly scintillating, but many of the general readers for whom it's intended will find this a useful and interesting primer."
An exploration of the methodologies and social roles surrounding codes and privileged communications, from the grandiose to the minute, in peace and war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The author's information-gathering skills, especially his unearthing and decoding of previously classified documents, make the book worthwhile despite the difficulty following the interconnected sagas."
A history of United States nuclear warfare based heavily on declassified documents. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED POOL by L. Warren Douglas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Rambling, scholarly, fascinating, refreshingly different: as accurate a representation of real magic as it is possible to envision."
First of a new fantasy series from the author of the paperback Simply Human). Read full book review >

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"A remarkable debut enlivened by heroic portions of silliness, spirit, and depth."
In this debut upper middle-grade mystery, several outcast students at a charter school search for their missing teacher. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2013

"A glance behind the construction curtain that unveils how structures are built all around us."
Emery's thorough workplace memoir takes readers inside a world they drive by every day: construction. Read full book review >

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VEIL OF YEARS by L. Warren Douglas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Again: authoritative, fascinating, and delightful."
Second part of Douglas's rambling, scholarly fantasy trilogy (The Sacred Pool, 2001). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An absorbing and first-rate contribution to Lincoln studies. (2 maps and 3 photos, not seen)"
In a 1932 essay, James Thurber imagined a librarian of Congress, overwhelmed by pointless biographies of Civil Warera figures, imposing fines for new books about Lincoln. Read full book review >

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River Runs Deep by Douglas L. Roy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Informative, if somewhat fusty, musings on rivers and fishing which may interest literary sportsmen—and sportswomen."
In a debut nonfiction collection of personal stories, a Nova Scotian physician and sport fisherman recalls his days on the river and reflects on the lure of angling. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This rhyming romp will no doubt spur multiple requests for rereading—and redrawing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florian's rhyming verse carries a group of children through drawing their own dragon, starting with the encouraging couplet, "Drawing dragons isn't hard. / Drag a dragon to your yard." Read full book review >

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BOW WOW MEOW MEOW by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's rhyming cats and dogs for sure, and the creative Florian poetic zoo continues to grow. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian continues his poetic exploration of the entire animal kingdom, last visited in lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001), with this seventh entry in his successful series, following the same distinctive format: a large, square size with each short poem facing a full-page illustration. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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AUTUMNBLINGS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"His distinctive illustrations using watercolors and colored pencils complement the poems well, with a pair of tumbling children on the cover shown against a glowing golden leaf. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Florian continues his poetic examination of the seasons with this collection exploring different aspects of fall. Read full book review >