Search Results: "Robert Harvey"


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BOLIVAR by Robert Harvey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An energetic, satisfyingly florid narrative that captures the passion and frenzy in this extraordinary life."
The great liberator Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) receives a colorful treatment by an admiring British journalist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Of modest interest to students of military history. Jeremy Black's Great Military Leaders and Their Campaigns, among other recent surveys, is more satisfying."
Conventional study of a dozen unconventional military leaders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2002

"Too much murky theorizing, and too many fanciful statements, spoil what could have been a workmanlike general history of the war."
A thin attempt at revisionist history about the American Revolution, from a "British perspective." Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF COMMUNISM by Robert Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2004

"Sometimes too cursory (Harvey's account of recent Afghan history, for example) but, overall, a trustworthy and well-reasoned history of the god that failed."
Communism: a nice idea until it wasn't. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Still, useful reading for those with a passion for geopolitics and a conviction that America should stop hogging the business of global domination."
It's a dangerous world out there, getting uglier every day—thanks in large part to the US, which appears to be clueless in foreign policy. So runs one of several provocative arguments in this timely study. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >