Search Results: "Randolph Hogan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 STORY OF A SHIPWRECKED SAILOR by Gabriel García Márquez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 1986

"To be read for that reason alone."
A master of fiction turns to non-fiction for this narrative of a sailor who was shipwrecked for 10 days on the Caribbean before being washed ashore in his native Colombia, half-dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"In fact, this is a perfunctory treatment of his life, a bland source for those doing research, unlikely to inspire further inquiry. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
The latest entry in the Makers of the Media Series is the story of a spoiled, rich child who grew up to be the king of "yellow journalism." Read full book review >

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THE HOGAN THAT GREAT-GRANDFATHER BUILT by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"Flood's closing tribute to the hogan's 'beautiful structure' and central role in Navajo life is moving but not reflected in the ponderous, even joyless art. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not rigidly cumulative but with echoes of "The House That Jack Built," a reverent, measured portrait of a Navajo family in a traditional dwelling. Read full book review >

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THE CADDIE WHO KNEW BEN HOGAN by John Coyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Pleasant reading for golfers, slim pickings for everyone else."
There's a doomed romance and a life-lesson for a teenager in Coyne's ninth novel, but the game's the thing, with a hole-by-hole analysis of two rounds of golf. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

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TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA by Kerry Hudson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A funny and dark sensibility can't quite overcome the flaws of this novel, which ends with plenty of unfinished business, suggesting a sequel or a series."
A coming-of-age debut novel from London-based author Hudson. Read full book review >

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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 >