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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THE SILVER PENNY by Randall Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"It may not be worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Jacob, called Deb, is an adventuresome boy who always wants to see what's beyond his world of farm chores and family. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN by Randall Kenan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Further Reading'' (adult); chronology; index. (Biography. YA)"
A vivid, intelligent portrait of the outstanding author and African American, first of Chelsea's Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND HONOR by Randall Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Breezily paced and improbably plotted costume epic, with an ending only Hollywood could love."
A dashing colonial American officer travels to Russia to persuade Catherine the Great not to help the British defeat the American rebellion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Few of the supporting players come off smelling like roses, but Sullivan's sensitive portrait of his main subject is a good start toward explaining and rehabilitating a lonely genius who was poorly understood in his lifetime."
When former Rolling Stone senior editor Sullivan (The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions, 2004, etc.) was commissioned to write about the circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's shocking death in 2009, the author quickly grasped that only a book would do the bizarre story justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME MISCHIEF by Julia Randall
Released: April 9, 2014

A rhyming picture book recounts the bedtime antics of a young girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Despite a few fine set pieces, this is an overlong, essentially pointless anecdote in which unsympathetic hucksters are pitted against one another—and the consuming public."
A tedious case study of what can happen before, during, and after the shift of a desirable advertising account from one agency to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable, an essential entry in the true-crime canon. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
This exceptionally captivating narrative, tracing the glittering rise and bloody fall of the Billionaire Boys Club, lives up to its subtitle's lofty, lurid promise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"From the author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (1989) and host of the PBS series of the same title, another incisive critique of the US religious scene."
Balmer (Religion/Barnard Coll.) compares the state of American Protestantism today with its boom in the '50s and suggests that a return to its antiestablishment and evangelical roots is needed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBEL YELL by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An intriguing premise poorly executed."
Placing a black conservative born into the civil-rights aristocracy at the center of her new novel, Randall (Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, 2004, etc.) explores race in contemporary America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A deftly told, immensely relevant, true-life potboiler from the streets of urban America."
Freelance journalist Sullivan (The Price of Experience, 1996) scathingly indicts racial/cultural politics and law enforcement in post-Drug War America. Read full book review >