Search Results: "Rick Antonson"


BOOK REVIEW

ROUTE 66 STILL KICKS by Rick Antonson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A snooze. There's no ill intent here, but so important a road deserves a better book."
An uninspiring grab bag of a journey down the storied highway. Read full book review >

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TO TIMBUKTU FOR A HAIRCUT by Rick Antonson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"Not just for the armchair traveler, this book would serve as a useful guide for those interested in exploring Mali."
A journey through some of the least traveled sections of Africa. Read full book review >

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FULL MOON OVER NOAH’S ARK by Rick Antonson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A book filled with the enthusiasm of discovery, the delight in accomplishment, and the relief of return."
A veteran travel writer pursues an interest from childhood: Noah, the ark, and the landing. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL GENIUS OF WEASEL HIGH by Rick Detorie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"No accidental work of genius, this—Detorie's carefully crafted novel is an engaging experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old aspiring filmmaker Larkin Pace is documenting his daily life to prepare for the big screens of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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TROTSKY by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A swift-moving, generally accurate view of Trotsky's life, guaranteed to send orthodox Stalinists into fits."
Illustrated life of Lev Davidovich Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky (1879 -1940), "the brain behind the Russian Revolution." Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced, eventful, and largely successful pivot. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
First there were the Greek gods, then the Egyptian gods, then the Roman gods—now Riordan takes on the Norse gods. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Rick Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Within its limits, a grand and historically significant tale told with dash and authority. (maps, charts, lists of major armies and figures, weaponry, personal supplies, timelines, photos) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light (2013) for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II's pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >

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THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Nothing short of amazing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The challenge? Surviving the genocide of the human race when aliens attack Earth in the not-too-distant future. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL DESCENT by Rick Yancey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A fizzling anticlimax. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The Monstrumologist quartet wraps up in a haphazard, patchworked finale. Read full book review >