Search Results: "Robert L. Forbes"


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BEAST FRIENDS FOREVER! by Robert L.  Forbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Unfortunately, the extended poems are too few and far between, though Searles' artwork (he died in 2011) saves the book's bacon. (Poetry. 10-12)"
Forbes tenders a curiously wayward collection of animal love poetry. Read full book review >

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LET'S HAVE A BITE! by Robert L.  Forbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The quality of the verse is uneven, but there are several excellent selections in this generous compendium. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-three poems about antic animals, matched with equally madcap illustrations. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AND LENS by Captain Robert L. Bowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2017

"An epic, solidly reported memoir even if it tends to keep the more polarizing elements out of the picture."
Debut author Bowen recounts experiences as a U.S. Marine photographer and journalist, followed up by memorable communications stints with the Voice of America and the American Legion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 13, 2010

"A wide-ranging account of the battle that sets it in the larger context of the Punic Wars and the rise of the Roman Empire."
Readable study of a 2,000-year-old battle that still reverberates today. Read full book review >

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ON POWER by Robert L. Dilenschneider
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"In brief, then, informed as well as informative insights that collectively afford a useful primer on clout's uses and abuses."
Dilenschneider (Power and Influence; A Briefing for Leaders) here continues his series on the fine arts of wielding power and exercising influence. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A voice of reason on the future of public education."
In his debut, a successful administrator judiciously applies business principles to the effort to improvepublic schools. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN CONSTITUTIONS by Robert L. Tsai
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2014

"The author succinctly explains each of these constitutions with the thoroughness of a legal mind and writing that avoids legalese."
Tsai (Law/American Univ.; Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture, 2008, etc.) examines eight instances of dissenting constitutions written by groups representing cultural attitudes out of the norm seeking unconventional sovereignty. Read full book review >

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WAKING RAPHAEL by Leslie Forbes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2004

"As in Fish, Blood and Bone (2001), Forbes uses the conventions of the romance and the thriller, transforming and discarding them at will, to illuminate the mysterious connections between past and present and bring a pair of ardent and uncommonly appealing heroines to life."
The restoration of a famed Raphael canvas reveals matters far more scandalous than hidden brushstrokes in Forbes's magical Italian idyll. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL IN MY POCKET by Sukey Forbes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2014

"An occasionally interesting but otherwise unremarkable book about how even the privileged can truly experience heartbreaking trauma."
A Boston Brahmin who had it all chronicles her experiences dealing with the tragic death of her beloved young daughter. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN DIED ON BASE by Deloris Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Strictly for die-hard baseball fans feeling bereft in the long winter before spring training."
Zachary Amidon, aging centerfielder for the Centertown Comanches, is having trouble keeping his mind on the baseball game. Read full book review >