Search Results: "Larry Schweikart"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Right-slanted, monotonous historical reading offering little new, valid insight."
Schweikart (History/Univ. of Dayton) and Dougherty follow up the first volume of their Patriot's History of the Modern World (2012) with a disappointing sequel, again stressing above all the unchallenged nature of American exceptionalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A predictable right-wing slant on American history."
Schweikart (History/Univ. of Dayton; What Would the Founders Say?: A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems, 2011, etc.) and Dougherty (co-author: The Patriot's History Reader: Essential Documents for Every American, 2011) pen a conservative paean to American exceptionalism. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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TANGLED LIP IN BLUE by Larry Duplechan
Released: March 18, 1989

It's hard to imagine a fluffy novel about AIDS, but, here, Duplechan (Blackbird Singing, 1987) offers just that. Read full book review >

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THE LITERARY TRAVELER by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"All the excitement of a trans-Atlantic flight."
These New Yorkerstyle short stories are filled with middle- class characters, most of whom—in defiance of travel-literature conventions—steadfastly refuse to experience an epiphany. Read full book review >

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LIVERPOOL FANTASY by Larry Kirwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Moments of real vision, pathos and poetry, but never entirely convincing."
Cleverly conceived but sketchy first novel revisits John, Paul, George, and Ringo in an alternate 1987. Read full book review >

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COSMIC SURFER by Larry Koning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"A repetitive central metaphor and a trajectory that's clear early on, which makes the journey feel short."
The semifictional memoir of a 42-year-old astronomy professor, following the underlying philosophy of his choices amid an existential crisis. Read full book review >

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NICE LEGS! by Larry Zeiger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A pleasant collection of reminiscences and japes."
Two oenophile buddies share their misadventures in this winsome collection of real-life shaggy-dog stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"But if you want to look at this mass phenomenon seriously, here is the place to start."
Courtly prose and amiable digressions distinguish this study of what some may not consider a serious topic: tourism. Read full book review >