Search Results: "Randolph B. Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A well-written survey, rather less entertaining than T.R. Fehrenbach's now-standard Lone Star, but meatier, too."
Sweeping history of the outsized state and its bellwether politics. Read full book review >

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RANDOLPH CALDECOTT by Leonard S. Marcus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A worthy illustrated tribute to the man who arguably invented the modern picture book."
Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, which honors excellence in picture-book illustration, a slender illustrated biography of its namesake. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST by Ben Procter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"Procter does not ignore Hearst's ruthless dishonesty, his reptilian professional and personal ethics, but the author does sometimes succumb to the subject's celebrity and toxic charm."
Procter (History/Texas Christian Univ.) completes his two-volume biography of the man whose ego and empire and sense of entitlement ballooned to proportions so vast that it took the Great Depression and time's stiletto to puncture them. Read full book review >

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WHEN RANDOLPH TURNED ROTTEN by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A charmer of a read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's probably true that 95 percent of the time Randolph the beaver is an upstanding fellow. Read full book review >

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BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL by Herman J. Viola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Viola neither lionizes nor challenges Campbell's machismo—and this moral neutrality makes for a curiously old-fashioned biography, informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen)"
An uncritical biography of the new US senator from Colorado, the only Native American serving in Congress. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST by Ben Procter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 1998

"Procter's biography, like the Hearst newspapers of the period he chronicles, is great reading, but too much on the surface, shedding too little light on the realities underneath. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An intensely detailed but still superficial chronicle of the media baron's life through early middle age. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE OF CAT CAMPBELL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet choice for readers who prefer their fantasy thoughtful instead of action-packed. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
For years, Cat Campbell has dreamed of having magical powers like her great-great-grandmother Mabel and attending Ruthersfield Academy, "the only accredited school for magic in the country." Read full book review >

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THE REAL, TRUE DULCIE CAMPBELL by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2002

"883) illustrations in summer colors do justice to the down-home aspects of the family farm and kitchen as well as Dulcie's silken-and-gilt royal musings and some pretty neat ogres. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A search for identity and a dose of reality come in a pleasing package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 9, 1983

"Painstaking, thoughtful work, but largely tepid and drab."
A better-late-than-never continuation of the defunct New Voices series, which presented stories by Campbell award nominees (for "best new writer in science fiction"); these four originals and one reprint are by the 1977 nominees. Read full book review >