Search Results: "Richard Lamb"


BOOK REVIEW

CHURCHILL AS WAR LEADER by Richard Lamb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1993

"Truman, who fought in France during WW I, had never been overseas)—but revealing at times, and covering a subject of enduring fascination."
A judicious if somewhat clotted popular history of Churchill's wartime leadership, by British historian Lamb (The Drift to War, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DRIFT TO WAR by Richard Lamb
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Meticulously researched survey of the period that could have been tied together better by including more interpretive essays."
Here, Lamb, a historian (Montgomery in Europe, 1984—not reviewed) and BBC radio commentator, narrates the salient events of that time of ``peace'' following the Great War that nurtured and finally unleashed the dreaded dogs of war in September 1939. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Revisionist history that fails to revise. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A flawed look at Mussolini's diplomacy. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

Astride his trusty Trek 520, Los Angeles Times correspondent Lamb (Stolen Season, 1991, etc.) pedals his way from the Potomac to the Pacific in this entertaining 3,145-mile ramble, which is more cycling manifesto than travelogue. Read full book review >

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Ebony and the Man in the Big Blue Overalls by Anita Lamb
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A charming, high-action farm story sure to be a hit with budding animal rescuers."
Debut author Lamb retells the true story of a calf rescue from the point of view of the calf in this action-packed picture book. Read full book review >

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Do As I Say And Not As I Do by Mark Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"Indeterminate endings undermine a set of otherwise carefully rendered pieces."
A collection of seven curiously crafted tales of malevolence and melancholia. Read full book review >

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I’LL FLY AWAY by Wally Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Writing as an act of self-realization and liberation and, not incidentally, an indictment of the penal system."
The second accomplished collection of writings from women incarcerated in Connecticut's York Correctional Institution, edited again by bestselling novelist Lamb (Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1998

"A probable commercial bonanza, but both twice as long and not as much as it should have been. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Both a moving character study and a gripping story of family conflict are hidden somewhere inside the daunting bulk of this annoyingly slick second novel by Lamb (the popular Oprah selection She's Come Undone, 1992). Read full book review >

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SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"These richly detailed and forthright interviews offer unique perspectives on the inspirations and creativity of writers."
Notable writers talk candidly about their lives and work. Read full book review >