Search Results: "Roger Welsch"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

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EMBRACING FRY BREAD by Roger Welsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Welsch's gratitude toward the Omahas and Pawnees is real, his outrage at their painful history is justified, and his story is proof that Native American culture is still alive and complex."
A Nebraska-born folklorist shares how his life and perspectives have changed as a result of his 60-year-long relationship with Native American communities. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Welsch opens with a passionately partisan and moving essay about the religious persecution of Native American peoples; the stories themselves, while well-intentioned and offering interesting detail, remain heavy-handed and unconvincing."
Folklorist, widely published and broadcast essayist Welsch— who was adopted into the Omaha Tribe in 1967—reveals much love and knowledge of Plains Indian people and their spiritual life, but skilled fiction writing still eludes him in his 16th book and second collection (It's Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It from Here, 1990). Read full book review >

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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 >

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GREGOR MENDEL by Roger Klare
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

This book in the Great Minds of Science series is a sketchy outline of the life of Gregor Mendel, the 19th-century Austrian monk who is best known for his experiments with pea plants. Read full book review >

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THE LAST AIRMEN by Roger Rawlings
Released: May 10, 1989

Passable anecdotal history of aviators, along with a sincere but flat account of the author's fragile relationship with his pilot dad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Even if his polemics are a bit one-sided and sanctimonious, the overall effect of his writing about art and literature is engaging."
Diverse essays on literature and the arts from an eminent critic who writes for the educated public rather than the academic specialist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Brisk, brusque and surprisingly witty—a must for students of the peculiar marriage of politics and entertainment."
Veteran TV newsman Mudd engrossingly dissects the coming of age of television news, as experienced at the best and brightest shop on the block. Read full book review >