Search Results: "Rob Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

JACKSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the zeitgeist is embodied to perfection, and the result is a truly, and substantially, entertaining tale."
In some ways a sequel to his well-researched Jefferson (1993), Byrd's latest is a superior novel to that earlier effort—lusty and lively in its view of the American political scene, circa 1828, yet also keenly aware of the underlying issues gripping the nation as it expanded westward. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A provocative portrait sure to win as many fans and detractors as its red-hot subject."
A well-rounded treatment of one of baseball's most celebrated and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Many of the jokes work, but too often Kelly seems like a desperate comedian, pulling out joy buzzers and chattering teeth and one rubber chicken too many. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's hard to believe a book could contain too many chickens, but this novel may test readers' patience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JACKSON by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Less satisfying than the author's longer works or the more recent biography by H.W. Brands."
A slim account of Old Hickory's military career by a leading historian of the period. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No specific citations for quotes, but the author provides an excellent essay on his sources and a good selection of maps and period art, posters, etc. (though some of the cartoons are too small and dark to read). (Biography. 11+)"
A scathing portrayal of the man who presided over an era when slavery became more deeply entrenched, Native-Americans were hounded from their eastern homelands, and US citizens flooded Texas in anticipation of its annexation. Read full book review >

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ROB THY NEIGHBOR by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A little mystery and a lot of mayhem keep the pot boiling in another wild tale of former military men putting their skills to good use in civilian life."
Albuquerque is as dangerous as Afghanistan for two Army buddies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

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WEEKEND MISCHIEF by Rob Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

"Dogs and mud and bang-ups—sounds like the weekend. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Jackson's poems throw off an antique light. Read full book review >