Search Results: "Roger L. Di Silvestro"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"A good example of how focused biographical writing, when skillfully executed, can enlighten as well as a full-life biography."
Amid the outpouring of Theodore Roosevelt biographies, National Wildlife senior editor Di Silvestro (In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars, 2007, etc.) provides an examination focused on four years (1884-1888) of the president's early manhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2014

"A well-researched, detailed tome probably best consumed at the rate of one chapter per day."
Geiger (Higher Education/Penn State Univ.; Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth, 2007, etc.) offers an encyclopedic history of American colleges and universities, ending as the United States entered World War II.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2005

"The collaborative prose here is workmanlike, while the combination of grisly crime story with Depue's personal journey is quite moving."
Emotionally weighty memoir from one of the FBI's original "profilers." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1993

"A wealth of current ecological thinking that will prove a gold mine to those behind in their reading, with enough new material to keep the well-versed interested."
DiSilvestro (Living with the Reptiles, 1990, etc.) draws on a number of cutting-edge ecotheories to fashion this strong critique of our nation's pitiful handling of its wild areas. Read full book review >

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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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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 >