Search Results: "Richard West Sellars"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Sellars does not make the reader's task an easy or pleasant one—a shame, because he has much to say to those interested in the way national resources are managed."
A dry but useful academic study of misguided federal resource management and ecological experimentation. ``Nature preservation—especially that requiring a thorough scientific understanding of the resources intended for preservation—is an aspect of park operations in which the [National Park] Service has advanced in a reluctant, vacillating way,'' writes Sellars, a historian with the Park Service. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Not a definitive biography, but rather an endearingly personal one that opens up a window on the soul of a writer who experienced firsthand much of what was vital in his time. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
Charming urbanity and a keen historical imagination characterize this biography of the writer who not only helped invent the novel, but did much to shape the modern newspaper and the modern political campaign. Read full book review >

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TITO by Richard West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Unsuccessful, both as original biography and as commentary on current events. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An unfocused attempt to combine a biography of Tito, an account of Yugoslavia's rise and demise, and a weak argument about the centrality of religion to the region's conflict. Read full book review >

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Hyenas by Michael Sellars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2015

"The start of an exhilarating new series and a stirring addition to the zombie canon."
Sellars evokes both classic literature and classic horror in this post-apocalyptic debut novel. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Jane Sellars
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 1998

In this entry in The British Library Writers' Lives series, Sellars brilliantly captures the talent, determination, and tragic life of the author of Jane Eyre; she covers the basics- -e.g., that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontâ wrote as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, respectively, because 19th-century England was not ready for women writers. Read full book review >

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SPLIT SECOND by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A fast, smart thriller populated by lively characters. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Best friends Addie and Laila uncover secrets about their community and the development of supernatural abilities. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Caymen is 17 and on the cusp of college when she meets Xander and discovers there's more to a guy than his bank-account balance. Read full book review >

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GO TELL IT TO THE TOUCAN by Colin West
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

Rollicking, repetitive verse tells how Jumbo the elephant asks various of his friends to get the toucan to announce his—Jumbo's—birthday, with the satisfying surprise that the friends gather together with one another before they find the messenger. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1989

British readers' appetite for fresh slants on Soviet penetration of UK security services is apparently insatiable. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS by Paul West
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Word enthusiasts will find trivia and treasure here."
This wonderfully curious and eclectic volume falls somewhere between a quirky dictionary and a romantic sonnet. Read full book review >

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FOUR DAYS TO VERACRUZ by Owen West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"West remains a potent thriller writer. Marines, suit up!"
Second military thriller by West (Sharkman Six, 2001). Read full book review >