Search Results: "Page Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Covers well-trod ground, but succeeds in bringing a personal dimensionof both victims and perpetratorsto the historical record."
The evacuation from their homes and relocation to internment camps of Japanese-Americans during WW II had, Smith (Rediscovering Christianity, 1994, etc.) contends, at least one positive result: by toppling the existing immigrant social structure and changing the course of lives, it sped up the process of assimilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

From prolific historian Smith (Killing the Spirit, 1990; Redeeming the Time, 1986, etc.): a genealogy of democracy that rejects Max Weber's ``Protestant ethic''—which equates democracy, Christianity, and capitalism—and instead places the democratic impulse squarely in the Christian communalist tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAGIC ENCOUNTER by Page Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As this abundantly detailed history shows, no one evades blame for the bloody past."
Rejecting an idealized version of American tribal life, a historian tells a complex story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A bit of clear thinking on some age-old questions about old age."
In a series of generally sage essays, historian Smith (Democracy on Trial, p. 767, etc.) forsakes public chronicles for the private kind as he describes the passage toward a destination from whose bourne no traveler is likely to return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A GOOD DOG by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"The quirky humor in the brief text is matched by the funny antics of the floppy canine in the illustrations as he tries to be a good dog, but always in his own way. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bobo is a large, white dog with a big, black nose who lives a pampered life alongside his fellow pet, a well-behaved cat who wears a proper apron when washing dishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Page Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
The saga of a girl and the gargoyle she loves begun in The Beautiful and the Cursed (2013) continues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Vampire's Rights'' without draining too much out of us."
A survey of honest-to-goodness human bloodsuckers that manages to buffer sensationalism with sympathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN START by Patricia Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Reality's unfortunate onset becomes—if imperfectly—a romantic paeon for a lost time and place."
Neo-boho naïfs in Montparnasse take in a glamorous stranger who turns their lives upside down—in Page's portrait of 1960s down-and-out Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Stirring, if a little predictable."
A provocative salvo in the abortion wars. Read full book review >