Search Results: "Roger A. Caras"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1994

"We are one big happy ark,'' says Caras about his Thistle Hill family, and for cat lovers, this is one big enjoyable read."
Charming and insightful tales about the ten-plus cats that share a bustling household with Caras and wife, Jill, on their 35- acre rural Maryland farm, Thistle Hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Charming dog lore for dog lovers, not on a philosophical par with Vickie Hearne's work (Bandit, etc.) but just right for reading by the fire, Rover curled up at your feet. (Twenty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Amiable companion volume to A Cat Is Watching (1989), explaining just what goes on in Rover's head, and why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A conglomeration of fact, lore, and speculation, of primary interest to the natural history buff rather than the usual Caras followers."
An informative, insightful, though also rather dry history of animal domestication through the ages, by ASPCA president Caras, author of numerous fine works on pets and wildlife (The Cats of Thistle Hill, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1992

Enthusiastic biography of wildly successful evangelist Sunday (1863-1935), by Bruns (The Damndest Radical, 1986; Knights of the Road, 1980). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The Robbins controversy featured arguments about alien rights, asylum, national identity, and the meaning and scope of American citizenship, all of which persist and all of which Ekirch handles with remarkable dexterity."
A historian revisits a little-remembered incident, the murderous 1797 mutiny aboard HMS Hermione, and traces its startling ramifications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"An engrossing familial and legal tale told with dash and clarity."
A contested inheritance, kidnapping, murder, revenge, a sensational courtroom trial—this true-life narrative by Ekirch (History/Virginia Tech; At Day's Close: Night in Times Past, 2005) sounds like an old-fashioned adventure tale. In fact, it "inspired at least five novels," including Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

Fischer (History and American Studies/Univ. of Minn., Duluth) offers nine essays on various aspects of the history of American political cartooning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT DAY’S CLOSE by A. Roger Ekirch
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"A fascinating tale but, unfortunately, often in need of more graceful telling. (60 b&w illustrations, 8 pp. color illustrations, not seen)"
Before the Industrial Revolution, the daily departure of the sun had effects on people far different from those we experience in our own brightly illuminated age. Why? A first-time author explains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BABY SLIDE AND FIND ANIMALS by Roger Priddy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Palabras (ISBN: 978-0-312-50729-9). (Ages 1-2)"
In four successive spreads, photographs of three animals appear on bright color fields, appropriately labeled. Read full book review >