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

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 >

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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

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 >

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THE CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF MANHATTAN, 1900-1940 by Max Page
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"For real or armchair New Yorkers, the whole package is a treat. (Over 70 b&w photographs and illustrations, not seen)"
A sober, humane explanation of how and why New York City became a place of continuous rebuilding. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE STYNE AND THE SILVER MAN by Kathy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Page is a fierce writer; her relentless imagination and pure writing skills bring a broken, nightmare world fully to life."
A pulp-fiction writer, an unwed mother, and a couple with marital problems live as neighbors in connected town houses and correct course in their contiguous lives. Read full book review >

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Love Them Back to LIFE by Ariane Page
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"A vibrant, eclectic sojourn into the meaning of it all, hindered by laborious writing and poor organization."
A sprawling theoretical explanation of the human condition. Read full book review >

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THE KNOTTED STRINGS by Jake Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Only the ending—revealing a murderer who manages to be at once obvious and obscure—is a letdown."
When Hollywood director Andrew Pindaric's movie about the 1680 Pueblo rebellion is disrupted by the deaths of two governors, the murder of the celluloid governor—leading man Gregorio Velasquez, who plays the Spanish colonial ruler against whom the Pueblos revolted—raises hackles and fears around the shoot. Read full book review >

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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 >