Search Results: "Ronald Weber"


BOOK REVIEW

RONALD REAGAN by Andrew Helfer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Gives credit where due, but not in a manner that is likely to please conservative partisans."
Part primer, part polemic, this graphic biography scratches the surface of what its creators depict as a comic-book presidency. Read full book review >

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RIVERWATCHER by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 2013

"Quirky, literate dialogue adorns a civilized entertainment in which very little actually happens."
The shooting of an inoffensive camper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula brings a third case to Mercy Virdon, of the Division of Natural Resources, and her swain, sometime journalist Donal Fitzgerald (The Aluminum Hatch, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"Agreeable, old-fashioned cultural history: heavy on anecdotes, light on analysis."
From literary scholar Weber (Hired Pens, 1997, etc.), a vivid account of colorful characters and mostly ephemeral publications enlivening expatriate life from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second. Read full book review >

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POACHERS by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers not equally enamored of the niceties of fly fishing, however, may wonder if the cleverness justifies a whole novel."
Charlie Orr's been camping at the Rainbow Rapids campground since before the State of Michigan took it over and installed retirees Burt and Billie Berry (who calls Charlie simply "Tent Man") as host and hostess. Read full book review >

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THE ALUMINUM HATCH by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"The offbeat scenery is the star in this otherwise modest whodunit by Weber (Troubleshooter, 1988, etc.)."
Ossning, a little town on the Borchard River in the upper half of Michigan's lower peninsula, is a quiet enough place except for the usual petty irregularities among neighbors: the rivalry between Link Pickett's canoe livery and Verlyn Kelso's Kabin Kamp; the sharp-eyed regard Verlyn's ex-wife Mercy Virdon, of the Department of Natural Resources, pays to Verlyn's wife Jan; the natural anxiety of Link's wife Laurel and her lover, Calvin McCann; the constant complaints of local residents about the way Link inundates the Borchard with rented canoes and clears the way for them by cutting whatever wood he finds floating in the river. Read full book review >

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THE LISBON ROUTE by Ronald Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2011

"An engaging but overlong chronicle of a city that was 'a way into Europe as well as a way out.'"
A leisurely, story-filled account of life in Nazi-occupied Europe's last open door to freedom. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Jacob Weisberg
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This concise biography makes a good case that Reagan was the second most important president of the 20th century after Franklin Roosevelt."
The latest in the commendable American Presidents series is a thoughtful biography of an increasingly well-regarded president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A significant book, if surely arguable in granting Reagan more depth and ability than most nonbelievers have hitherto suspected."
A middle-of-the-road liberal (John Adams, 2003, etc.) looks into Ronald Reagan's soul and concludes that it was great—and that the president was "politically wise, humane, and magnanimous" to boot. Read full book review >

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RONALD KNOX by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 15, 1959

"He does more than record his subject's exterior life; he provides a record of a lost era — which World War I changed forever."
Although this biography was respectfully reviewed when it was first published in England — due, one suspects, as much to its author as to its subject — it was apparent that, for his countrymen, Ronald Knox, the man, remains essentially remote. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY RONALD by Jack Gantos
Released: Sept. 15, 1976

"But since the pictures have narrative punch to go with their visual zap, they just might carry this sleeper along."
Rubel's splashy, tutti-frutti backgrounds were a natural environment for Rotten Ralph (p. 129, J-39). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Obvious and therefore easily overlooked, Wallison's interpretation of the Reagan style has a credible ring, whether or not one agrees with Reagan's agenda. (10 b&w photos)"
Erstwhile White House counsel Wallison earmarks the reasons for his former boss's success as president, seeking to reveal the heart of how Reagan governed. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Dinesh D’Souza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Political posturing aside, this is a glib volume that will warm the hearts of those who harbor a nostalgia for the Reagan era. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
D'Souza (Illiberal Education, 1991, etc.) breaks with most Reagan administration alumni by idolizing the former president rather than writing a critical kiss-and-tell memoir. Read full book review >