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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DAVID & LEE ROY by David L. Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Nelson neatly pulls together the story of two lives, representatives of their generation, to build something more durable and more valuable than personal memories alone."
Haunted by a continued sense of loss and guilt, a former Marine Corps Captain investigates the death of his childhood friend in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A sophisticatedly vitriolic, somewhat tongue-in-cheek addition to the current election debate—unfortunate since many of the issues they address merit serious scientific discussion rather than political invective."
RealClearScience editor Berezow and Science 2.0 founder and editor Campbell take potshots at the modern-day progressive movement, which they claim has been given a free pass to attack science and technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rosa by Cherokee Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Slow-paced but perceptive."
A young girl learns important lessons about family and friendship in debut author Randolph's (What Happened to Tasha Blue?, 2013, etc.) coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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LEAVING THE PINK HOUSE by Ladette Randolph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A tender memoir notable for its modest voice and delicate prose."
How the author, in making a new home, renewed her faith in family, friends and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Ordinary life, in Randolph's hands, is truly extraordinary."
This harrowing and engrossing account of the chaos of Russia in the '90s leaves the reader as stunned as the Russians currently struggling for their very survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Although there's a certain interest to the overlong narrative's raw material, without any effort by Bates to shape it, the annals of the Phillips family are little more involving than matter-of-fact police reports."
The discontinuous history of an extended black family from New Orleans, which, for lack of authorial perspectives, amounts to little more than a dreary recital of harsh truths. Read full book review >

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UNDER SURVEILLANCE by Randolph  Lewis
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Will appeal to sociologists and students of cultural studies and behaviors."
An academic consideration of the cultural meanings behind increasing surveillance and post-9/11 securitization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODROW WILSON, PRESIDENT by Sallie G. Randolph
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 1992

"Not for beginners at politics, but useful for anyone who wants to understand the difficulties facing those who try to live by their highest principles. (Biography. 12-18)"
A well-balanced, insightful biography of our most idealistic president, presenting his flaws as well as his important place in history. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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