Search Results: "Robert E. Herzstein"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"In brief, then, an interpretive, warts-and-all portrait of a consequential conservative. (8 pages of photos—not seen.)"
Herzstein (History/Univ. of South Carolina) offers a liberal's critical appraisal of the life, times, and fortunes of Henry Robinson Luce at the height of his considerable powers during the convulsive period that preceded and encompassed WW II. 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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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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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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thoroughgoing audit of a feat of arms that, for all it unique aspects, will never be more than a footnote in American military history. (Sixteen pages of photos—not seen.)"
An unsparing critique of the US Air Force's role in the 1986 raid against Tripoli. Read full book review >

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Fool's Paradise by Robert E. Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"An entertaining, if somewhat overwhelming, adventure tale."
A swashbuckling adventure novel, the first in a planned trilogy, that tells the story of modern-day pirate Bobby McAllister. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP, BLOOD RED by Robert E. Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"It's Farrell's own explosive situation, in fact, that rescues this procession of insubstantial tough guys and tougher janes who'd otherwise flicker into momentary life and be gone in a puff of smoke."
Shady New Orleans nightclub owner Wesley Farrell is an ex- janitor, ex-handyman, ex-boxer, and ex-Negro. Read full book review >

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TWO HOMES, ONE CHILDHOOD by Robert E. Emery
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Research and common sense back solid strategies that allow children to navigate the ups and downs of divorce with minimal damage."
How to ensure your child has a good life during and after your divorce. Read full book review >