Search Results: "Robert L. Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2012

"A useful guide to the evolution and future of computing."
Fascinating insights into the past, present and future of computing. Read full book review >

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THE BANGING BOOK by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"Children will like it, but the one who may enjoy it most may be the parent reading it aloud, tongue planted in cheek. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grossman (Cowboy Ed, 1993, etc.) employs a series of relentless, repetitive, and noisy rhymes to pound home the message that banging and building trumps banging and breaking every time. Read full book review >

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AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >

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DREAMLAND by Robert L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape but then leaves it achingly underexplored. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Reality blurs into nightmare when a dream-walking girl breaks all the rules to help the boy she loves. Read full book review >

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FATHERHOOD IN AMERICA by Robert L. Griswold
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1993

"Provocative, informed, wide-ranging, and full of specific detail without being academic. (Illustrations—not seen)"
Griswold (American History/University of Oklahoma; Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890, 1983—not reviewed) surveys how, since 1800, fatherhood in America has been shaped by economic necessity, political opportunity, social expectations, and, recently, by the personal needs of fathers themselves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A delightful, edifying tale written with intelligence and emotional sensitivity."
A brief history of the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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OFF TRACK by Robert L. Spevakow
Released: Oct. 30, 2009

"A compelling story of spirituality, emotional desolation and forgiveness whose characters could use some life."
A Vancouver-based wholesaler's life takes a nosedive after his best friend kicks the bucket at the peak of his physical, emotional and financial success. Read full book review >

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SATURN RUKH by Robert L. Forward
Released: March 1, 1997

"Thrilling speculations, sub-par dramatics: Once again, Forward's remarkable ideas run way ahead of his ability to express or dramatize them adequately."
Another sf venture from physicist-writer Forward (Camelot 30K, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

A haunting if sometimes discursive reprise of a sorry chapter in the history of the US Navy. Read full book review >

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MASTER ROBERT by Robert L. Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2017

"A thoughtful dramatization of the moral complexities of the War Between the States."
A Civil War-era novel about a slaveholding farmer and two of his slaves. Read full book review >