Search Results: "Robert O. Bruel"


BOOK REVIEW

BOB AND OTTO by Robert O. Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illustrated and published posthumously by Robert's son, Nick, this is a charming tribute to friendship and the stories all parents tell their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Bruels explore the transformative power of friendship in this clever tale of a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM by Robert O. Paxton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2004

"A solid contribution to political literature, and of much interest to students of 20th-century history."
An immensely learned consideration of "the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain." Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S HATBAND by Robert O. Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1996

"Walter Mosley Lite, then, with big-sky action substituting for Mosley's sense of creeping urban nightmare. (Author tour)"
As the lowest-ranking member of Denver's Bail Bondsman's Row, CF Floyd doesn't see much big money. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S RED NICKEL by Robert O. Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1997

"As in his striking, overstuffed debut, The Devil's Hatband (1996), Greer provides enough motives, subplots, and walk-ons for a Ken Burns documentary."
If he hadn't been cleaned out by a bail-jumping client and his own taste for high living, bondsman CJ Floyd never would've looked twice at Clothilde Polk's check—though he might've taken his time looking over Clothilde herself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A sweeping, busy examination of the necessary, however fraught rewriting of America's social contract."
Jampacked survey of the social movements since the 1960s that compelled America to become a more inclusive society—and created a potent conservative backlash. Read full book review >

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YOUR YOSEMITE by Robert O. Binnewies
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"A solid, engaging history of a venerable institution."
An overview of Yosemite's past as a national park and as a part of American history. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE by Robert O. Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Less ambitious and more fast-moving and streamlined than CJ's first two cases, though there are still enough interesting suspects in Hambone's killing for an entire page of the Denver phone book."
Anybody who knew retired black rodeo-rider Cletus (Hambone) Dolbey's fear of water can tell he must have been onto an awfully big payoff to be outfitting himself in a wet suit preparatory to getting himself beaten to death with a branding iron. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY MEETS THE BABY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Further proof that Bad Kitty can be good…especially in the eyes of her many fans. (Humor. 6-10)"
In Bad Kitty's return, she attempts to answer one critical question: "What the heck is that thing?" Read full book review >

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POOR PUPPY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Just as clever, energetic and full of attitude as the first. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Bruel brings back Bad Kitty and her "present" (Puppy) from Bad Kitty (2005). Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A few lapses in the frenetic pace won't keep fans from enjoying this and looking forward to the promised sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 7-10)"
Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE? by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers should find him familiar, and may be moved by his example to take similar stock of themselves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Distant cousin to "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad's father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates. Read full book review >