Search Results: "Robert Jackson Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2008

"An outstanding addition to most collections. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, index, picture credits) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Jarrow's engrossing biography should bring Robert H. Jackson some well-deserved attention. Read full book review >

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CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Smart and sardonic, with wry echoes from classic tales (a little 'Telltale Heart,' anyone?) mixed up in an inventive, winning narrative."
Another dark fantasy by master of the genre Bennett (American Elsewhere, 2013, etc.), a literate swirl of religion, politics, finance and other sources of misery. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BLADES by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Sometimes too talky but richly detailed and expertly plotted. A grand entertainment."
"Don't forget, it was their choice to get involved in this war": Fantasian Bennett builds another world, convincingly, in which empires rise and fall and blood flows. Read full book review >

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CITY OF MIRACLES by Robert Jackson Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Dark and violent but a tale well spun and with a most satisfying conclusion. Just stay out of the way of the flying fickle Finger of Kolkan…."
Ashara Komayd is dead. Or is she? Anyway, hells, yes, Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is ticked off, as he so often is in Bennett's sound-and-fury trilogy. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ELSEWHERE by Robert Jackson Bennett
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Highly impressive for the most part, but increasingly unrestrained and with a quite frankly absurd finale."
Urban fantasy that gradually morphs into supernatural science fiction, from the multiple-award-winning author of The Troupe (2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. 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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >