Search Results: "Robert E. Draper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HADRIAN'S WALLS by Robert Draper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1999

"A breezy encounter with human darkness, carried on by the lilt of Draper's choice prose. (First printing of 60,000)"
In his cool, prosaically loping fiction debut, Texas journalist Draper easily entraps the reader in a Lone Star State prison town rancid with lies, corruptions, and cover-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A compelling warning about the Constitutional dangers posed by presidential overreaching in foreign policyoverwhelming at times, but with all the insistent urgency of a fire alarm in the night. (Photographsnot seen.)"
A step-by-step explanation of the labyrinthine scandal that briefly unnerved the Reagan presidency, presented with all the crushing force of a prosecutor's 650-page brief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR BEAR, WHY IS YOUR WORLD MELTING? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fine addition to early science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A worthy title that uses polar bears and the melting of the Arctic ice as a springboard for an explanation of global warming pitched well to preschool audiences. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PLANET EARTH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good beginning look at the special features that make Earth our home. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Wells explores the characteristics that make Earth capable of sustaining life. Read full book review >

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DID A DINOSAUR DRINK THIS WATER? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An excellent resource for elementary students. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
An engaging trip through the water cycle will have youngsters asking themselves if a dinosaur really did drink their water first. Read full book review >

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CAN WE SHARE THE WORLD WITH TIGERS? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A hot topic receives a tepid treatment. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Using threats to endangered Bengal tigers' survival as a springboard, Wells teaches young readers about the many ways humans interfere with the natural world and its biodiversity. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S FASTER THAN A SPEEDING CHEETAH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Turning the book on its side slows things down a bit, but readers will find that this book on speed has a momentum all its own. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fast, faster, fastest! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS A BLUE WHALE THE BIGGEST THING THERE IS? by Robert E. Wells
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A usable concept book, but not exemplary. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Relative sizes—of whales, mountains, planets, galaxies, etc.—illustrated with stacked bowls containing 100 whales, stacked Mt. Read full book review >