Search Results: "Peter J. Welling"


BOOK REVIEW

BACK TO SCHOOL, PICKY LITTLE WITCH! by Elizabeth Brokamp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"School-supply battles like this one aren't likely to occur among the picture-book set: skip. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A back-to-school shopping trip highlights the differences in style between a young witch and her more conservative mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2014

"Brennan's tell-it-like-it-is approach and unique perspective turn this financial book into an engaging read."
A seasoned financial journalist offers easy-to-follow tips for building wealth in his debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS GRAK HATES by Peter J Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"An amusing, occasionally sobering look at how evil can spring from unexpected wells."
A humorous debut novel about the surprising consequences of one man's intense distaste for olives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"Plenty of gee-whiz here to excite: a good bet for the nerds in your life."
Be prepared for a fast ride through a dizzying digital universe driven by an amiable and enthusiastic guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE AND THE PROSECUTOR by Peter J. Heck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Meaty fare for fans of the quasi-historical, with nicely done period detail and atmosphere."
Third in this Kirkus reviewer's series (Death on the Mississippi, 1995, etc.) featuring Samuel Clemens at the height of his fame as Mark Twain, his young Yale grad secretary, Wentworth Cabot (who narrates), and a voyage by ship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN CRIMINAL COURT by Peter J. Heck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Packed with casual racists, unregenerate Civil War veterans, superstitious rationalists, and poseurs of every stripe—exactly the sort of colorful cast that brings its satiric hero's famous talent for unmasking pretension into brilliant relief."
His 1894 lecture tour takes Sam Clemens, a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS MURDOCH by Peter J. Conradi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Illuminating, but as the author himself suggests, it's the beginning of the discussion about Murdoch's life, not the end. (50 photos, not seen)"
A long but selective biography that focuses on the distinguished British novelist as an expert on love, emphasizing her many affairs and intense friendships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Obvious and therefore easily overlooked, Wallison's interpretation of the Reagan style has a credible ring, whether or not one agrees with Reagan's agenda. (10 b&w photos)"
Erstwhile White House counsel Wallison earmarks the reasons for his former boss's success as president, seeking to reveal the heart of how Reagan governed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A well-delineated albeit depressing portrait of America's present guiding political philosophy."
A learned and lively political harangue insists that America's recent foreign-policy failures are the result of conservative principles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2007

"A guide to growing dahlias that exhibits a lack of information and some sloppy writing, but contains the basic facts."
A beginner's how-to book on growing dahlias that's slim enough to slip into a jacket pocket for quick reference while kneeling in the dirt. Read full book review >