Search Results: "Mark Derr"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Objective and cleareyed, but unwilling to press some of the harder conclusions about Crockett warranted by the historical record. (Maps, eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
A well-researched if not particularly incisive life of the legendary Tennessee backwoodsman, politician, and Alamo martyr that examines his achievements and changing public image through the years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A transporting slice of dog/wolf thinking that will pique the interest of anyone with a dog in their orbit."
Derr (A Dog's History of America, 2004, etc.) explores various scenarios on the road to the long, fruitful relationship between dogs and humans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A humbling reminder of the dog's remarkable spirit and intelligence in the face, even, of human cruelty."
A consummate and loving tribute to canines as well as a comprehensive history, seamlessly blending facts, anecdotes, and ideas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It is a love song, a celebration, and a well-told tale. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A sweeping, lapidary history of our relationship with dogs from Derr (The Frontiersman, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Providing an expansive view of Rothko and his milieu, and rich in information about the New York art scene—but a breathless enthusiasm for his subject leads Breslin to descriptive excess, especially with regard to individual paintings. (Color & b&w illustrations)"
The full-bodied fruit of seven years' labor—a zealous, uncommonly kind portrait of one of Abstract Expressionism's irascible masters—from Breslin (William Carlos Williams, 1970). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARK ROTHKO by Annie Cohen-Solal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sure hit for fans of art history, and readers looking to understand modern art and especially abstraction will find this wonderfully enlightening."
Cohen-Solal's (Leo and His Circle: A Life of Leo Castelli, 2010, etc.) study of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) is notable for her ability to link his strong Jewish ties to his changing, evolving art. Her access to newly available archives enables her comprehensive portrait of the man.Read full book review >

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THE MARK by A. A. Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Stark and somber, like the protagonist's profession, but with a brooding ambience that will leave an imprint in readers' minds."
In Peterson's debut thriller, a contract killer's latest assignment puts him in danger and leaves him torn between revenge and protecting a woman he's only just met. Read full book review >