Search Results: "Paul Robert Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"No research surprises, but a skillful and engrossing story of one of the watershed events in Western civilization. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A convincing account of one of the defining moments in art and history. Read full book review >

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THE SLUGGERS CLUB by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, the bland, everyone's-a-winner plot is bound to weaken reader response. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A smiley-face sports mystery in which three Little Leaguers band together to find out who's stealing their equipment—and finally catch Nong Den, their own leadoff hitter, using the missing supplies to teach baseball to the younger Cambodians in his run- down neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BIGFOOT AND OTHER LEGENDARY CREATURES by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The annotated bibliography, characteristically, mentions none of Daniel Cohen's books. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A perfunctory introduction to seven ``monsters'' that might or might not be hiding out in some of the world's wilder places: the human-like Bigfoot, Yeti, and Mongolian Almas; Nessie, and Lusca, the giant octopus; the dinosaurian Mokele-Mbembe and the huge winged Kongamato, both of tropical Africa. Read full book review >

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GIANTS! by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"These well-told stories will please just about everyone: The large format works for story hours, the selection hits some multicultural notes, the interesting variations and source notes aid researchers. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A collection of seven tales, from the familiar (``Jack and the Beanstalk'' from England and ``The Cyclops'' from Greece) to the obscure (``Kana the Stretching Wonder'' from Hawaii and ``The Cannibal's Wonderful Bird'' from South Africa). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A lively next choice for readers of San Souci's Larger than Life (1991). (Folklore. 9-12)"
A sprightly large-format collection of episodes from the lives of nine tall-tale heroes—Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and New York City's Big Mose on the mythical side; Gib Morgan, John Darling, Jim Bridger, and other historical figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >