Search Results: "Michael S. Sanders"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A good and leathery year abroad, an honest and deeply enjoyed experience that avoids skimming off only the fruity bonbons while neglecting the ruck of daily life."
A French village, a good restaurant, and a year's worth of time to spend in both add stock to the lives of Sanders and his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A refreshing portrait of wine not as an elite mystery, but as a product wrung from the earth by honest labor."
With great respect and admiration, Sanders (From Here, You Can't See Paris, 2002, etc.) pores over the convivial and welcoming wines of southern France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Sanders depicts the works as part of a remarkable and increasingly rare industry that fuses technological innovation with proud craftsmanship and a work ethic that makes a shipfitter's affectionate patting of a 9,000-ton hull a very natural gesture. (photos, not seen)"
An unhurried, meticulous, character-rich portrait of the Bath Iron Works, where the navy's destroyers are built, is the subject of Maine writer Sanders's first book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Evil that Men Do by Michael Sanders
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A set of clever takes on well-known stories."
In his debut short story collection, Sanders reimagines famous fairy tales in updated, often brutal settings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERO IN DISGUISE by Stephanie S. Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An airy school story beneath a veneer of fantasy, low both on violence and actual villainy. (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains again (Good Curses Evil, 2011) lives up to the "Wayward" as some of its more challenged students keep rescuing captives and saving the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD CURSES EVIL by Stephanie S. Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Amusing fare for readers who aren't quite up to more sophisticated halfhearted antiheroes like Artemis Fowl or Catherine Jinks' 'Evil Genius' Cadel. (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
Some people just make terrible villains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A savvy, witty guide to neuroscience today."
One grand search engine for all the qualities that make Homo sapiens different from other species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"What's more, the lack of original research leaves the book seeming more like a recapitulation than an original or necessary work. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
An adequate, if hackneyed, rehearsal of a century's worth of history in the Great Basin region from Durham (a longtime editor for Life magazine). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A very worthy addition to the historical literature, complementing Hew Strachan's The First World War (2004), Robert Massie's Castles of Steel (2003), and other recent studies of the war."
A searching study of the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >