Search Results: "Roland Chambers"


BOOK REVIEW

ROLAND by Nelly Stéphane
Released: June 15, 1958

"Little Roland has an extraordinary gift with the crayon. In fact, whatever he draws comes to life. A delightful knock, but at times it gets complicated, for outside of his ability to draw poor little children the gifts they could normally not afford, he also threatens his mother with turning her tidy home into a menagerie of animated creatures. Roland compromises in the end, but not until he and his renders have enjoyed an afternoon of most lively Gallic whimsy.</p>"
<p>There is no doubt about it. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"This memoir's revelations—based on reporting as well as personal experience—may obscure its less controversial but more thoughtful analysis of the Rehnquist Court's poisonous 'politics of certainty.' (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's tart description of Supreme Court deliberations—"nine scorpions in a bottle"—has seldom seemed more apt than in this scathing tell-all screed about the Rehnquist Court from Lazarus (Black Hills/White Justice, 1991), now an L.A. federal prosecutor. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Hardly definitive, then—but endearingly chatty, much in the spirit of Barthes himself."
This first full biography of Roland Barthes (191580) provides a useful overview of the celebrated literary and cultural critic's career, without taking itself too seriously. Read full book review >

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WOLF ROLAND by Julia Cunningham
Released: March 12, 1983

"But like other Cunningham stories of medieval travels, orphans, and the like, it has a frozen, sanctimonious quality."
Cunningham's latest medieval allegory concerns Tegonec, who makes his living with his donkey cart, and the talking wolf who materializes by the roadside and devours his donkey, Fanfare. Read full book review >

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WHITTAKER CHAMBERS by Sam Tanenhaus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Expect this book to stoke fires already burning for nearly half a century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A sympathetic full-length portrait of a man best known for making Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon famous. Read full book review >

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SECRET CHAMBERS by Alicia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A pleasingly confident historical adventure story that engagingly shows one man's emotional journey."
A historical mystery novel set in belle epoque New York. Read full book review >

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ROLAND WRIGHT, BOOK 1 by Tony Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"The slightly preachy message about following one's best instincts comes through in this pleasant, undemanding Australian import, first in a series, illustrated with wry humor by Rogers and filled with some interesting details about knights and the Middle Ages. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
It's 1409, and nine-and-a-half-year-old Roland Wright, son of the best armorer in the kingdom, dreams of becoming a brave knight. Read full book review >

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IN HIS CHAMBERS by Eric Mounts
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"An innovative Christian moral handbook for attorneys."
A daily devotional work seeks to encourage lawyers with biblical wisdom. Read full book review >

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CHAMBERS OF DEATH by Priscilla Royal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The sixth of Royal's historical mysteries (Forsaken Soul, 2008, etc.) proceeds as slowly as the Middle Ages, but it keeps you guessing."
Lust and other deadly medieval sins. Read full book review >

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6 CHAMBERS, 1 BULLET by Sonny Barger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Violent, brutal and, of course, just about mindless."
Once more—with a little help from his friends—the author of Hell's Angel tracks the free-wheeling adventures of Patch Kincade (Dead in 5 Heartbeats, 2003), biker Galahad. Read full book review >

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SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE by James Runcie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Fans of the series may appreciate the continuing tales of beloved characters, thick with references to previous adventures and tragedies, but newcomers will be left out in the cold."
Archdeacon Sidney Chambers (Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, 2016, etc.) is torn between his vocations as detective and as Anglican priest in six interlinked stories set amid the discontent of 1970s Britain. Read full book review >