Search Results: "Randall Heskett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Despite the seemingly esoteric topic, the authors skillfully enliven daily life in the distant past, whether detailing amphoras or wine gods—a worthy complement to literature on agriculture in antiquity."
History of biblical viticulture, from Genesis through the New Testament, and the role wine played in the "evolution of humanity from nomadism to a settled society." Read full book review >

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HAYDÉE SANTAMARÍA, CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY by Margaret Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"Pure praise for Santamaría and Cuba. Those seeking a history of Cuba should look elsewhere, since Randall provides a glimpse of the Cuban point of view under which the only difficulties were caused by those nasty bullies in the United States."
Prolific writer and translator Randall (About Little Charlie Lindbergh and Other Poems, 2014, etc.) touches on history only as background for her brief but admiring portrait of a woman involved in Cuba's revolution from the very beginning. Read full book review >

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REDEEMER by Randall Balmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A sympathetic account of a president too often overlooked, embedded in a rethinking of the rise of the religious right."
The words "progressive" and "evangelical" may no longer be thought of together, yet in combination, they shaped Jimmy Carter as a man and president. Read full book review >

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SNOW ON THE PEA SOUP by Gregory Randall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Quick and light, with a lack of self-importance that makes it more charming than frivolous."
A random collection of memories, part travelogue and diary, held together by light interjections of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A tour of subatomic physics that dazzles like the stars."
From Randall (Theoretical Physics/Harvard Univ.; Warped Passages: Unraveling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, 2006), a whip-smart inquiry into the scientific work being conducted in particle physics. Read full book review >

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MAKEDA by Randall Robinson
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Robinson writes with erudition about strange and wonderful matters."
Through his grandmother Makeda, narrator Gray March finds much to love about his African—and his African-American—heritage. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING:  SPIRITS OF THE NOH by Thomas Randall
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2011

"A darkly spooky whirlwind of a read. (Horror. 13 & up)"
With all the twists, turns and scares of a blockbuster teen horror flick, Randall's second offering in his Waking series rockets off at a breakneck pace through lingering curses, evil spirits and lush descriptions of Japanese culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"A few quibbles, but nonetheless an enjoyable read with the potential for an even better sequel."
Megalomaniac Ramius King is poised to conquer the world, with only a broken magician, a traumatized fortuneteller and two teenagers standing in his way. Read full book review >

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SELLOUT by Randall Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A timely and provocative read on power, politics and the racially charged landscape of the 2008 presidential election."
A scholarly yet accessible examination of racial loyalty and betrayal in the African-American community from a distinguished legal historian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"Gulp it down for the thrills; the subtle aftertaste will linger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Grim undercurrents swirl beneath the sparkling surface of an otherwise straightforward fantasy. Read full book review >

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HUNCHBACK by Randall Wright
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"But lurking underneath are questions about right, wrong, and loyalty, which complement the long-withheld emotional explanation that finally, satisfyingly, shows up at the end. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A simple boy with a crooked back gets pulled into an adventure with an underlying mystery. Read full book review >