Search Results: "Ross A. Webber"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 29, 2008

"An entertaining, insubstantial glimpse into higher education."
Webber (Management, 1979, etc.) recounts tales from his lengthy career in post-secondary education, including the extraordinary and the mundane. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Great counsel for happily-ever-after a divorce."
In a revised edition of their 1995 bestseller, parenting experts Ross (How to Hug a Porcupine, 2008, etc.) and Corcoran (The Concise Guide to Magazine Marketing, 2008, etc.) give practical, psychology-based communication strategies for successful co-parenting after divorce, including a new chapter on technology applications. Read full book review >

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BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS by James Thurber
Released: May 28, 1959

"Thurber's drawings will enhance this commemorative."
A biography, which is also a composite picture, of the mainspring of the New Yorker, presents Harold Wallace Ross during his 27 year marriage to that magazine, as the author, and many others, knew and remembered him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"A warming exploration of fairly routine material, made attractive by newcomer Fuqua's depiction of city life. (Author tour)"
A year in the life of a Baltimore boy provides the basis for a formidable portrait of urban American life. Read full book review >

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FOR A SIN OFFERING by Christopher Bartley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"Exquisite in its gloom; should earn even more Ross Duncan fans."
Ross Duncan searches 1934 Chicago for the ever-elusive Irishman in a tale of vengeance (Sleep Not, My Child, 2013, etc.), the third novel in Bartley's hard-boiled thriller series. Read full book review >

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IT STARTS WITH A SEED by Laura  Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"No hype here: understated enchantment. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Spare, rhyming text and detailed artwork inform readers about the life cycle of a sycamore tree, from seed to maturity—and its role in the ecosystem. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA by Marla R. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"Sometimes stiff, but more often rewarding."
A full-length biography of an American icon. Read full book review >