Search Results: "Robert C. Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

HORACE GREELEY by Robert C. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Powerful portrait of a publisher who became the voice of Middle America during the nation's deepest crisis."
A comprehensive biography of Greeley (1811-72), deftly analyzing the price he paid to brook no intrusion, partisan or otherwise, on his principles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Quite Happy by L. C. Williams
Released: June 12, 2015

"Williams picks up the baton from Maya Angelou, raising her voice to decry racism and sexism in America."
In her debut chapbook of 18 timely poems, Williams (Humanities/Forsyth Technical Community Coll.) illuminates the African-American condition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1997

"In sum, some old, some new variations on the question of design (or the lack of it) in nature, by an old hand, who, if he hasn't quite the style of Stephen Jay Gould, is nonetheless well worth reading."
Williams (Ecology and Evolution/SUNY, Stony Brook) explores how organisms have evolved in nature to ``solve the problems of life.'' Williams accepts the so-called ``adaptationist program'' of ``plan and purpose'' in biology: that is, the idea that each attribute of an organism relates in some way to its efforts to survive and pass on its genes. Read full book review >

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Strivers and Other Stories by Robert J. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The feathery touch of these graceful short tales conceals melancholic undertones of helplessness and American class and race divisions."
A debut collection offers 15 short stories that mostly reflect small incidents and bittersweet enlightenments in black life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR SHOW! by Treat Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"Though thin on plot, this first book from actor and flight instructor Williams is a perfect book for kids who love planes and flying. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Airplane-crazy kids will find new friends in Ellie, who longs to fly stunt planes, and Gill, her know-it-all brother, as they take an exciting flight to the air show in their father's plane. Read full book review >

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AND IN THE BEGINNING... by Sheron Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A fine debut for both author and illustrator, well suited for reading alone or aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-9)"
After Mahtmi created the world—``a mind-provokin' task''— he modeled Kwanza, the first man, from the black earth near Mt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITNESS by Robert Westall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The sophisticated tale is adorned by Williams's graceful drawings in which the cat is truly feline, by turns sleek, sensual, and alert. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Freelance illustrator Williams (When Grandma Came, 1992) has lovingly redecorated this 1986 story by Westall (Christmas Spirit, p. 1422, etc.), the last book he ever wrote. ``The witness'' is a cat who lives in Judea after being kidnapped from Egypt where she had been a god. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2007

"A caustic, subjective sociological case study."
Clean energy meets serious opposition in this partisan account of an effort to harvest wind power off the coast of Nantucket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A straightforward scholarly study that concludes with a compelling look at the pervasive harm in stereotypical attitudes and language."
A tidy academic survey of the savage, from the ancient centaurs to today's indigenous tribal peoples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING LAZARUS by Robert Pensack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Packs a powerful punch."
The haunting story of a man's struggle to survive with a terribly damaged heart. Read full book review >