Search Results: "Reg Whitaker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"One of the best books yet written on the now information age."
York University (Canada) political scientist Whitaker offers a brilliant portrayal and analysis of the dangers of the "new information technology." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY by Alecia Whitaker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Solid, just like its setting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in small-town Kentucky, this coming-of-age story depicts the ups and downs of 14-year-old Ricki Jo Winstead as she tries on a new identity. Read full book review >

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I'm Sleeping With The Pastor! by Sena Whitaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2013

"A bold, personal collection of a pastor's wife's experiences and advice."
An inside look at the life of a pastor's wife, along with advice on how to succeed in such a role. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The author connects the dots between tea-rooms and social change, but the picture that emerges is a rough sketch, even for its limited audience. (8 pp. color photos, not seen; 85 b&w illustrations)"
Food writer Whitaker carves out a niche—a very small niche—in history: the rise and decline of the American tea-room during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON SENSE by Reg Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Griffin Bell has lived a complex life; it deserves a more thoughtful assessment."
Although marketed as a "balanced biography," this effort reads more like an extended piece of promotional material paid for by either the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce or Griffin Bell's law firm for distribution to potential clients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACHING KEET SEEL by Reg Saner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1998

"Only for readers who like their deserts with a soft edge."
A journey into the homeland of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwestand into the center of the New Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST WHEN WE ARE SAFEST by Reg Gadney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Gadney remains not only in control of his plot but demonstrates a gift for description: in all, a roller-coaster ride that carries the reader along at breakneck speed."
Intricate but entertaining page-turner about the Brits vs. the IRA, by novelist and nonfiction author Gadney (Cry Hungary!, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNMAKING OF THE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS by Reg Theriault
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Circuitous, but all about the importance of work. Theriault understands that what removes us from our labors removes us from our lives."
Scenes from a longshoreman's—and veteran fruit tramp's—life, as told by working stiff Theriault (How to Tell When You're Tired, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No heavy lifting required."
Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect. Read full book review >