Search Results: "Nigel Buchanan"


BOOK REVIEW

BUCHANAN DYING  by John Updike
Released: April 1, 1974

"Il est plus aise de connaitre l'homme en general, que de connaitre un homme en particulier' — might serve as a fitting clue to the fundamental absence of emotional interest, since the most revealing, intimate touch about Buchanan's character in Updike's dry, cold, statuesque play comes in an early stage direction: 'This is the so-called Back Bedroom, preferred by the dying man perhaps because, being over the kitchen, it was warm."
John Updike has made a stalwart attempt to rescue James Buchanan from historical oblivion — and failed. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"It's a popularity that has kept The White Company in print without interruption since 1891."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes took so much greater pride in a series of carefully researched historical novels that posterity has largely forgotten that he tossed his best-loved hero into Reichenbach Falls in order to head off the temptation to revive him. Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2011

"The story is divided into seven chapters, suitable for short dips or to read all in one rainy afternoon. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Set to Buchanan's lush, luminous illustrations, this adaptation of the adventures of Mowgli introduces the classic to a new generation. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2007

"First-rate social and theatrical history combined with a dash of Shakespearian critical appreciation: a noteworthy story."
From British journalist Cliff, a lapidary chronicle of a drama turned deadly: the 1849 brawl in front of the New York's Astor Place Theater that resulted in more than 20 deaths. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"A version better suited to young adult readers suckled on lots of telly."
The classic Greek tales retold as smoldering, campy romance. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS by Nigel Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An essential resource: always reliable and instructive, often entertaining. (20 b&w illustrations)"
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, a fresh new history of the games that begot all of today's quadrennial pomp, circumstance, competition, and urine-testing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Capably written and well researched, especially considering its large cast of characters."
Ethel Rosenberg was guilty. And so were a lot of other folks working in and around the American effort to build nuclear weaponry. Read full book review >

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THE LION'S WHELP by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

Another lively take on Scotland's turbulent history, by the wonderfully prolific Tranter (The Marchman, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JFK by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A well-rounded, compelling biography that points the way for future scholars and will leave readers eager for Hamilton's planned future volumes on JFK. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Perhaps the most revealing biography yet of Jack Kennedy coming of age, up to his election to Congress in 1946. Read full book review >