Search Results: "Peter Snow"


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WHEN BRITAIN BURNED THE WHITE HOUSE by Peter Snow
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"With ample quotes from English letters and diaries, Snow ably brings out the humanity of his subjects."
Veteran journalist Snow (To War with Wellington, 2010, etc.) novelistically recounts the British invasion of 1814. Read full book review >

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HOW DOGS REALLY WORK! by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"De gustibus. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Cutaway cartoons reveal that the Dog is really filled with levers, pistons, tubes, vats, memory banks, sniff motors, and waste disposal plumbing. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"An accomplished historian with a welcome personal touch."
Former longtime American Heritage editor Snow (Coney Island: A Postcard Journey to the City of Fire, 1983, etc.) examines the Atlantic theater of World War II, where his father fought. Read full book review >

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I INVENTED THE MODERN AGE by Richard Snow
Released: May 14, 2013

"Stylistically, Snow mimics the marvelously folksy, protean temperament of his subject, dwelling on Ford's early mechanical inventions rather than his latter problematic prickliness, and everywhere portraying a compelling character."
Evidently fired up by Ford's success story, former American Heritage editor-in-chief Snow (A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II, 2010, etc.) conveys his interest by delving deeply into the details of Ford's mechanical genius. Read full book review >

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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"But even those who dislike cats may not be in the audience for this one—it is too mild to be amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This companion to How Dogs Really Work (1993) explains that cats originate on Planet Nip, that they are here in a struggle for world domination, etc. The tone is tongue in cheek throughout, but the text itself is not very funny; the endless explanations will bore preschoolers, and older readers can find funnier stuff on their own. Read full book review >

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JESUS: THE GOD APP. by Peter D. Snow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A fresh, gripping fictional rendition of 'the greatest story ever told.'"
A debut novel that dramatizes the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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CROWN PRINCE by Linda Snow McLoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Worse, it's first in a series. (Fiction. 10-13)"
It's time for the Dream Horse to die. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"After children finish chortling, they may be tempted to design their own thingamajigs in the wake of this droll debut. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Enlisting the aid of Snow, creator of the modern classic, How Dogs Really Work (1993), Perry addresses a dozen common problems, from losing a shoe to carrying multiple packages in the rain, from walking a pet giraffe to cleaning between one's toes. Read full book review >

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MARIA ESCAPES by Gillian Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1992

"It's to be hoped that the sequels will follow Maria to the US. (Fiction. 10- 13)"
From a fine British author, little known in the US (The Elephant War, 1971, available in paper, is a sequel to Maria Escapes): an entertainingly old-fashioned novel about Victorian Oxford, published in Britain in 1957 as The Warden's Niece. Read full book review >