Search Results: "Nathan Hodge"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A vacation for some, a nightmare for others. Either way, well worth reading."
An unlikely itinerary for WarGames addicts, with bonuses for geopolitics buffs as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"For a civilian readership increasingly alienated from the culture of its military, Hodge provides an important guide to what the reformers have wrought."
A journalist specializing in military matters reports on the war on terror's transformation into "a campaign of armed social work." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material. (map, biographies, timeline, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust, a broad if dispassionate overview of the privately funded evacuation of 10,000 European children in the months before the war's formal start. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"With more than a hint of being a bodice-ripper, this accomplished debut will speak to fans of historical fiction and epic novels."
The Civil War gets a supernatural assist in this blood- and sex-soaked epic, the first entry of a planned series from the husband-and-wife writing team. Read full book review >

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YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

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ESCAPADE by Jane Aiken Hodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"The Windover crowd had more pep."
A rather talky romance from veteran Hodge: here, it's 1811 and a young English girl (daughter of the heroine of Windover, 1992) and her friend, a renowned beauty and popular singer, find themselves on the political anthill of Sicily during the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN TWO PARTS by Jane Aiken Hodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Byzantine plotting that's muddled, melodramatic, and unconvincing, but lively enough to like-minded readers to the finish."
Hodge forsakes her more customary historical background (Whispering, 1995, etc.) for a story that begins not so long ago, in 1950, in the English countryside—where Patience Smith, on her 21st birthday, is told by lawyer Paul Protheroe that her inheritance income is at an end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1941

"Thoroughly good reading of the background of those years, if one wants to look back."
Highlighted commentary, bearing resemblance to Frederick Allen's Only Yesterday — details that affected the intimate lives of the British, a graphic panorama of fads, fancies, facts, foibles and fingerposts along the way from war to war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 1943

"An interesting approach kept alive by the author's crusading qualities."
Demon investigation of the English language and its use from a survey of its qualities and confusions, and a history of English prose relative to the principles of clear statement. Read full book review >