Search Results: "Michael H. Cottman"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Cottman wrote a well-received version of this story for adults (The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie, 1999), and this retelling for young readers is just as intriguing. (timeline, map, color photographs, epilogue, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American journalist recounts how his passion for scuba diving led to an emotional connection to a shipwrecked slave vessel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"A gripping and emotionally wrenching, journey into America's forgotten African holocaust. (Author tour)"
Here, for Cottman, a political writer with the Washington Post, the discovery of the wreck of a slave ship off the Florida coast becomes the launching point for a sometimes lyrical, sometimes graphic journey into the horrific lost world of the transatlantic slave trade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A well-handled look at the AIDS crisis from the perspective of a man who lived through it."
A gay man recounts his tumultuous relationship with his partner during the 1980s AIDS epidemic in New York City and Boston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An impassioned, forward-thinking plea for economic reform at the grassroots level."
In an installment of the environmentally responsible publisher's Community Resilience Guide series, an astute economist weighs in on a hot-button issue: how to keep local dollars invested in local businesses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUES by Michael H. Cooper
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"All fit."
Imagine identifying with a protagonist living on the streets and rocky ledges of East L.A., sustaining himself on wine, dope, and French bread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST GOODBYE by H. Michael Frase
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Still, the legitimate suspense of the chase keeps one intrigued—until a rather too obvious fairy-tale ending billows up both true love and gazillions of dollars. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Frase's second suspense novel (Fatal Gift, 1996) moves from his former venue of Nashville to Carmel, California, where well-to-do Josh Mitchell finds his past slipping away when a beautiful woman's body rolls up on the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATAL GIFT by H. Michael Frase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A competent debut, despite the psychic silliness. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Urbane mobsters, nasty biker trash, nosy reporters, and corpses aplenty dot the Nashville hills in a first thriller about the people behind the people behind Music City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2015

"A practical overview of the untapped potentials of a substantial part of the economy."
An argument against bringing large corporations to local communities through tax incentives and grants, an approach the author claims is destructive to employment and investment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Another solid contribution to the literature of parenting and sibling relationships. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Harris and Emberley spin out the third of their "Growing Up Stories," using an episodic scenario-with-accompanying-commentary format to offer fresh, frank views on what to expect, developmentally speaking, from typical two-year-olds and also twins of that age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A happy addition to the Harris-Emberley family. (Nonfiction. 4-11)"
Harris and Emberley's trademark bird and bee return to help harried parents explain to their preschoolers and early elementary-aged children just exactly where babies come from. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO BENNY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The visual references that correspond to the supporting facts make this piece educational and lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children are exposed to a wealth of information as Harris (Goodbye Mousie, 2001, etc.) begins a series that will educate children about the first five years of life. Read full book review >