Search Results: "Robert Shogan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Politics junkies may have fun batting Shogan's thesis around, but it's old news."
Whose America: Ralph Reed's or Ralph Nader's, Jesse Helms's or Jesse Jackson's? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2009

"An effective melding of political history and media criticism."
Former Newsweek and Los Angeles Times political correspondent Shogan (Backlash: The Killing of the New Deal, 2006, etc.) persuasively argues that the famous 1954 confrontation had a transformative effect on the nascent medium of television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told. (10 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising of 1921, when some 10,000 armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to unionize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"A detailed and absorbing analysis, although not all readers will agree with Shogan's critical view of FDR's actions and his tracing of modern presidential abuses to the destroyers-for-bases accord."
Los Angeles Times correspondent Shogan argues that FDR negotiated harshly and covertly with a beleaguered Winston Churchill in the celebrated 1940 deal that marked the commencement of Anglo-American cooperation in WW II. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >

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RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

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WINTER IN WHITE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The twirling skater is particularly impressive, but from the opening whirl of snowflakes to the closing view of a pair of doves tying the bow on a gift, this brims with seasonal joie de vivre. (Novelty. 6-8)"
As a visual bonbon for holiday giving or display, Sabuda offers a small, Christmas-themed stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU DIG IT? by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"A prehistoric romp for the ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Not so much an archeology lesson (though Great-Aunt LuAnn Abrue does enjoy finding "fossil poo") but rather poetic musings on how dinosaurs and cavemen really lived. Read full book review >

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FOOD HATES YOU, TOO, AND OTHER POEMS by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Definitely, as the closing poem puts it, 'Food For Thought.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Addressing picky eaters of all ages and continuing to empower food the way he did in his Giant Meatball (2008), Weinstock offers a set of verses that are often as stomach-churning as they are hilarious: "If everyone hates different food, / Then couldn't it be true / That creamed chipped beef dislikes Gertrude / And liver gags on Lou?" Read full book review >