Search Results: "Sam Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Always useful, often entertaining, rarely dull. (34 b&w illustrations)"
A New York Times editor examines the 2000 US Census (along with much other data) and reports that we are in some ways the same as we always were—but very different, too. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"The text has helpful charts, maps, and tabular material throughout. (First serial to Cosmopolitan, National Enquirer, and New York Times Magazine)"
At best, census statistics represent single frames in a moving picture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Grand Central deserves a deep history as good as the World Trade Center got with James Glanz and Eric Lipton's City in the Sky (2003). This isn't it, though railway-history buffs may enjoy this book."
A middling account of the architectural splendor that is Manhattan's Grand Central Station. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF NEW YORK IN 101 OBJECTS by Sam Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"It's not scholarly, but it certainly is fun. Recommended for even casual fans of Big Apple history and culture."
A diverting presentation of objects encapsulating nearly 400 years of New York City history. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 2011

"Fittingly, Robert's favorite adjective in his writings is 'picturesque.' Best to let his art speak for him."
An e-book version of a coffee-table book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROBERTS COURT by Marcia Coyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, informed analysis of the origins, progress and disposition of the complex, high-stakes legal disputes that find their way to the court."
In her first book, the National Law Journal's longtime chief Washington correspondent examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, seven years after the appointment of the youngest chief justice since John Marshall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M NOT JULIA ROBERTS by Laura Ruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"An uneven collection from a writer who shows promise."
Five suburban step-families fall apart and reconnect in ten linked stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

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Firefightin' Sam by Michael J. Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Hughes is to be commended, and his book recommended, for balancing its realism with its positive message."
This debut YA novel about an aspiring firefighter aims to entertain and inform young readers while also keeping them on the straight and narrow. Read full book review >

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ATTABOY, SAM! by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Anastasia's little brother, whose infant point of view was explored in All About Sam (1988), is now a preschooler whose wit and persistence mark him as precocious, but who is still winningly typical in such details as the messy results of mixing mustard and ketchup on his hotdog. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREEN NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lamut provides simple but amusing black-and-white line drawings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second romp with irrepressible Katie (The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, 1996) in a small Texas town in the late 1940s. Read full book review >