Search Results: "Philip Steele"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLOCAUST by Philip Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An uninspired, unnecessary, superficial treatment of a critically important subject. (photos, maps, glossary, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Arresting visuals are the distinguishing feature of this introduction to the Holocaust for middle graders. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, good fun for budding medievalists. (index) (Pop-up/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Three pop-up tableaux—of bridge, castle and cathedral—enliven this exploration of life in 1325, which takes the fortunes of one Hugo from page to knight as its loose focus. Read full book review >

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THE GREEK NEWS by Anton Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The gimmick will draw readers in; perhaps it will also inspire them to subsequently move on to more serious works. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Designed to look like a full-color tabloid newspaper (though on glossy stock), with headlines, boxes, subheadings, columns, and illustrations, this book has a small news section, with stories on a few major events in Greek history, and a larger lifestyle section, with information on clothing, trade, health, and more. Read full book review >

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APOLLO'S OUTCASTS by Allen Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Awkward prose notwithstanding, this is for anyone who's gazed longingly upward. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Despite prose weaknesses, this space adventure with spectacular settings demonstrates that sometimes you can't keep a good plot down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"A contribution to that genre of political writing that appeals to those seeking arguments to buttress previously held policy preferences without promoting serious thought or improved public policy. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A black conservative confidently explains the motivations of white liberals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"Aims to provoke, but will appeal mainly to those already in the choir."
African-American conservative Steele (A Dream Deferred, 1998, etc.) charges guilty white liberals and their black enablers with unleashing a moral relativism that is corrupting America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 2, 2015

"Liberals will challenge Steele's conclusions, but the sincerity of his convictions seems beyond question."
A conservative analysis of political polarization and race relations in America, more thoughtful and less vitriolic than most volleys from either side. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF SORROWS by Jon Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Never mind the logical improbabilities: it's a Dan Brown knockoff, to be sure, but Steele's story has its escapist virtues."
Looping? A local? And what of us born of light and not of flesh? Steele (Angel City, 2013, etc.) wraps up his Swiss missive with a suitably apocalyptic bye-bye. Read full book review >