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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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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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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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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PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"There's a wealth of profoundly topical, thematic territory to explore in lottery wins; this iteration, with its cast of culturally and economically diverse characters, is especially resonant. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen discovers that winning the lottery has an inescapable downside. Read full book review >

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EMINENCE by Morris West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Vaticanologists will be having too much fun figuring out who's who in this aptly timed roman-Ö-clef. (Radio satellite tour)"
The latest ecclesial potboiler by West (Vanishing Point, 1996, etc.), this one centering on the troubles that await an Argentine cardinal who hopes not to be elected pope. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"One of the better reflections on the war in Iraq, with enough sense of on-the-ground combat reality to hold disturbing portents for future 'small wars.'"
Gripping, disturbing account of American advisors in Iraq, focused on several National Guardsmen and the Iraqi soldiers (jundis) they trained. Read full book review >

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CUBAN BLUFF by Nigel West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The journalistic style fails to capture the tension of the era, but the spywork fascinates."
West, a historian and Member of Parliament, tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis from the bottom up so that spies rather than Kennedys have the starring roles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1993

"West's voice is an important one, but this collection doesn't amplify it in a helpful way."
West is the professor of religion and director of Afro- American studies at Princeton whose short essay collection, Race Matters (p. 216), became a bestseller earlier this year. Read full book review >