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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BLOG POST

ADVENTURE TIME, COME ON, GRAB YOUR FRIENDS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills 

Cover Story: Palette Cleanser
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: The Fun Never Ends
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups, Fandom
Relationship Status: We’ll Go To Very Distant Lands

Cover Story: Palette Cleanser

This is such a pretty cover—the blues and greens, the stars, the thick swaths of paint that practically ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ZERO TOLERANCE by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Provocative and fun, from a master of the school story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After turning in a paring knife she accidentally brought to school with her lunch, a high-achieving, rule-following seventh-grade girl is suspended, and her case becomes a media sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKEOVERS BY MARCIA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2005

"As unblemished as a good makeover. (Fiction. 8-12)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOCCER BOOK by Andrea Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2016

"Random, with the occasional fact as undeniably flabbergasting as, well, soccer-ball-sized hail. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A grab bag of soccer tidbits, gathered like so many acorns by Mills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLD by Geraldine Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The twins' quick-paced, action-packed journey will sweep readers right along with them. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twin boys, Starn and Esper, live in Orchard Territory, a grim place where most animals, insects, and plants have died, suffocated under ash from a catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions. Read full book review >