Search Results: "Randolph B. Schiffer"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 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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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY by Miriam B. Schiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At school, everyone is excited about the upcoming Mother's Day celebration except for Stella. She is not sure what she will do since she has two dads and no mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >