Search Results: "Ross Workman"


BOOK REVIEW

KICK by Walter Dean Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

The police spot a Ford Taurus with no headlights on weaving down a street, and when the officer puts his lights on, the driver of the Ford brakes, speeds up and drives into a light pole. 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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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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1992

"Overall: an eye-opening report, told with unusual frankness and a great deal of righteous anger. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs-not seen.)"
Suspenseful, behind-closed-doors account of the legal and medical maneuverings that enabled deviously ingenuous killer Ross Michael Carlson to avoid trial from 1983—the year he shot both his parents to death—until his own death in 1989. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A straightforward approach to providing healthy meals at home."
A basic cookbook for the novice cook. Read full book review >

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Decision at Camp Ross Trails, and Other Stories by Ruth MacLaurin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2012

"While not perfectly constructed, these stories turn out to be curious, diverse, and enjoyable."
A debut collection offers six wide-ranging short stories on relationships among family, friends, colleagues, and species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST A FULL MOON by Hawksley Workman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A song made into a picture book rings the dinner bell for community togetherness. Read full book review >