Search Results: "Nicolaus Mills"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1997

"A provocative counterattack."
By introducing left-wing backlash into the right-wing's culture wars, Mills further sharpens this acrimonious debate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"The range and passion of the pieces presented here shows off another one of Dissent's strengths: Not only has it adopted a dissident stance toward mainstream American politics and culture, but it has also fostered and nurtured dissent in its own pages."
Amid the ruins of the fratricidal wars that drove much of the American left into irrelevance by the end of WW II, Dissent, a highly intelligent journal of opinion, first appeared in 1954. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Solid if dutifully written. (2 8-page photo inserts, not seen)"
A richly detailed account of the ideas, politics, architecture, engineering, and construction of the controversial war memorial now rising on the Washington Mall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An illuminating collection for students of war-reporting, advocacy journalism, and international affairs."
A survey of simmering hatreds and ethnic slaughter in places like Kosovo and Rwanda, and of the failure of the so-called civilized world to contain them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE MILLS by Stanley Elkin
Released: Oct. 25, 1982

"So, though this 488-page novel is a leaky collection of parts rather than one whole strong book (Elkin is a short-form writer no matter how he's packaged), connoisseurs of comic fiction will consider it required reading: a brilliant set of flags blowing the irrepressible wind of Elkin's fierce, bold comedy."
George Mills, who lives in St. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Of much interest to environmentalists, community planners, and policy wonks."
Create a clean, green paper mill in the heart of New York, adding jobs and dollars to a failing economy? Rare is the good idea that is realized without being made somehow less good. Read full book review >

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THE RAG COAT by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Minna's family can't afford a coat for her, but Papa keeps her warm in winter with a burlap sack and Mama's patchwork quilt; this happy family understands that ``People only need people, and nothing else.'' Soon, Minna loses one of those people: Papa, a coal miner, gets the lung sickness and dies, after urging eight- year-old Minna to start school. Read full book review >

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ON AN ISLAND IN THE BAY by Patricia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Parents won't want to part with this one, which is just as well since it would make a better coffee-table spectacle than picture book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Actually, on several islands in the Chesapeake Bay. Read full book review >

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TATTERHOOD AND THE HOBGOBLINS by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive presentation of an entertaining, little-known tale that could be a folkloric precursor of Pippi Longstocking. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Not the English ``Tattercoats'' (a Cinderella variant) but a long tale, from Asbjornsen and Moe, about twin sisters—pretty Isabella and feisty, independent Tatterhood—born after the queen eats not only the flower she's told will bring her a baby, but also the weed growing beside it. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THUMBELINA by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2005

Mills shortens Andersen's tale of a miniature child snatched by one prospective suitor after another, and tweaks it to give the protagonist an independent streak: "Yes, I will go now and find my own happiness!" she exclaims, climbing onto the swallow's back to escape marriage to the boring Mole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITE THIS DOWN by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fellow writers will understand Autumn's quest, but others may not find her tale as compelling. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Autumn is a writer, and although she's just 12, she is fully ready to be published—or so she thinks. Read full book review >