Search Results: "Scott Weidensaul"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Highly readable, ideal for bird lovers and history buffs alike."
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Weidensaul (Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul, 2005, etc.), a popular history of one of the country's fastest-growing pastimes: birding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fascinating. A delight for anyone interested in bird life and issues of extinction and endangerment."
Informed musings on humanity's relationship with nature and the extinction of animal species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Students of early American history will be the most attentive audience for the book, but any reader who picks it up will get a very real picture of what it was like to live and die in the New World."
Creating a new civilization is a bloody, destructive and morally withering business; for proof, one need look no further than frontier American life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"A carefully documented, well-informed conclusion that the jury's still out."
Naturalist Weidensaul (The Ghost with Trembling Wings, 2002, etc.) assesses where Americans stand as stewards of their natural environment's amazing diversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Intelligent and broadly inquisitive, Weidensaul provides the kind of revelatory anecdote that allows lay birders (and any other reader) to ratchet their appreciation of the avian world up a significant notch. (maps)"
A tidy and, for all its depth, nimble summation of current thinking on bird migration and attendant environmental themes from Weidensaul (Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT JOPLIN by Edward W. Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For one-stop shoppers, Berlin edges out the competition, thanks to his more thorough knowledge of music. (Illustrations, not seen)"
The second biography of legendary ragtime composer Joplin to appear this year (the first was Susan Curtis's Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin, p. 450), written from the perspective of a musicologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 1994

"Factually rich, if uninspired. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate)"
This easygoing, academically voiced bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald calls itself the first ``full-scale contemporary'' life since Turnbull's in 1962. Read full book review >