Search Results: "San San"


BOOK REVIEW

SAN FRANCISCO by Jean Fritz
Released: Sept. 26, 1962

"The story of the earthquake and fire and how the city rallied to rebuild ends a most insightful tour whose purpose is to reveal the diversified character of San Francisco."
An unusual glimpse of one of our most fascinating cities, and a second addition to the Cities Series, this combines historical anecdote, geography and selective guided tours in acknowledgeable, never dull text. Read full book review >

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SAN JACINTO by James Pohl
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 9, 2013

"Travelers to the battlefield will find this a useful companion, and economy-minded students of Texas history will welcome having Pohl's text at half the price of the print edition."
An accessible, well-illustrated study of one of the great turning points in American history—namely, the battle that established the independence of Texas. Read full book review >

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SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What may seem to some like paradise offers no happy endings in this fine novel."
The prolific author's latest is historical, not only in period and subject matter, but in tone and ponderous theme. Read full book review >

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ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >

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Transformed: San Francisco by Suzanne Falter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An amusing, sexually inclusive novel about joining forces to save a metropolis.
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Falter (How Much Joy Can You Stand?, 2014, etc.) and Harvey introduce an unlikely couple of crime fighters in this San Francisco-based thriller.Read full book review >

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MURDER AT SAN SIMEON by Patricia Hearst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Still, there's a certain charm in watching Patricia Hearst's demure fictional counterpart working like a beaver to get the lowdown on a crime 70 years away from her own sweet self."
Legendary Hollywood producer Thomas Ince's 1924 death aboard news magnate William Randolph Hearst's yacht Oneida has long been listed officially as accidental—a heart attack brought on by acute indigestion—but dark rumors have circulated for just as long. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO GOLD by Ann Zavala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Superficial historical detail, cartoon characters, and ludicrous plotting: Harlequin author Zavala offers neither good genre fiction nor successful parody."
The woman, the wimp, the wanton, and the wicked substitute for believable characters in an overplotted western set during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF SAN JACINTO by Marshall De Bruhl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

Close on the heels of John Hoyt Williams's Sam Houston (1992), freelance historian De Bruhl's biography of the colorful Texas hero also commemorates the 200th anniversary of Houston's birth—but this is a lackluster, inferior chronicle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A secondary but readable adjunct to Philip Fradkin's broader-ranging Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (not reviewed)."
Shake, rattle and roar: Firefighter-writer Smith (A Song for Mary, 1999, etc.) chronicles the conflagration that followed the great San Francisco quake. Read full book review >

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SAN REMO DRIVE by Leslie Epstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A modest work, but not slight. With a light touch, Epstein evokes the fear and exhilaration of youth—and the comforts and regrets of middle age."
Five interrelated tales of a leftist family in Hollywood during the McCarthy years and beyond, from longtime fiction writer Epstein (Ice Fire Water, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >