Search Results: "Nathan Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

STAR-SPANGLED MEN by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fortunately, even the worst American presidents haven't destroyed the country, making it possible to enjoy this survey of their follies."
A humorous look at the less distinguished former presidents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Spellbinding account of growing pains in an often-gullible society."
Total immersion in the Jazz Age, viewed through its key personalities. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"A sympathetic, detailed, tremendously readable account of the eventful life of our most energetic, irrepressible President. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Appropriately big and vigorous life of the 26th President, by Miller (Stealing from America, p. 772; F.D.R., 1982, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Perfectly nasty reading, then, for election-year cynics."
Miller (Spying for America, 1989, etc.) updates The Founding Finaglers (1976), his sharp-tongued, lively chronicle of the history of US governmental corruption from the nation's early days of embezzlement-happy colonial governors through the Teapot Dome Scandal of the Harding Administration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2000

"A lively history in its own right, offering an authoritative context for those hooked on the novels of Forester, O'Brian, and Kent. (4 maps, 20 illustrations, not seen)"
Until now, there has been no general history of the classic age of naval warfare—the 40 or so years between the American Revolution and the fall of Napoleon. Miller (Star-Spangled Men, 1997, etc.) has finally done the job and done it superbly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >

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JUNCTION by Nathan Jurevicius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enticing slide into the strange, particularly for fans of Shaun Tan's wilder fancies. (Picture book. 7-10) "
The scion of a family of Face Changers journeys through a surreal landscape in this pleasantly creepy outing from the creator of Scarygirl (2010, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SPEED by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fans will race to share this with their favorite racers-to-be, though they will need to fill listeners in on all the specific whys and hows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With the same attention to detail as his Drive (2008) and Job Site (2011), Clement brings stock-car racing to life for armchair drivers. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >

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JOB SITE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sally Sutton's Roadwork (2008) for a similar treatment of a different job site. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In his debut, Drive (2008), Clement profiled a single 18-wheeler and its driver; here he explores the ever-popular realm of construction trucks. 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 >