Search Results: "Sheldon Bart"


BOOK REVIEW

RACE TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Sheldon Bart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"This story of Byrd's accomplishments is for those professionals who appreciate Bart's fastidious attention to navigation methods and preparations necessary for explorative treks. For the rest of us, the book is an easy read if you are able to skim through the considerable details."
Naval aviator Richard Byrd (1888-1957) was a born explorer, but he was no daredevil. American Polar Society governor Bart (Beatrice: The Untold Story of a Legendary Woman of Mystery, 1998) is the authority on Byrd, and his biography is as detailed as Byrd's own preparations for his expeditions. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An engrossing portrait of an emblematic Victorian."
A rollicking biography of a classic 19th-century figure, featuring imperial adventure, high diplomacy, literary fame, and an eccentric cult focused on bizarrely sublimated sexuality. Read full book review >

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SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For the rest, the book succeeds in capturing the flavor of fuzziness but not enough to convince us it's time to throw the binary baby out with the bathwater. (Author tour)"
Flights of fuzzy fancy, and fantasy, from an expert in the field (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993)—but hardly a guide for the perplexed. Read full book review >

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NANOTIME by Bart Kosko
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A brash, confused, and, well, fuzzy yarn that, with its relentlessly amoral inhabitants and doings, leaves an unpleasant aftertaste."
Debut novel from the guru of fuzzy logic (the nonfiction Fuzzy Thinking, 1993). Read full book review >

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HORNET’S NEST by Bart Moeyaert
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"More literary-minded readers may, with some effort, find a story of adolescent angst that will satisfy them, but it may not be worth the energy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
One turbulent day in the life of 14-year-old Suzanne slowly reveals her past. Read full book review >

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NOISE by Bart Kosko
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Heady reading from a polymath popularizer, but exhilarating nonetheless."
What's bad and—surprise—what's good about noise, explicated by fuzzy-logic/neural-network doyen Kosko (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993; The Fuzzy Future, 1999). Read full book review >

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NAMELESS DAME by Bart Schneider
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"The mystery plot commands so little attention that you know it's a throwaway. The big attractions here are Augie's voice, the loopy milieu and the recitation of more poems, new and old, than you've seen in the genre for a coon's age."
Minneapolis private eye Augie Boyer (The Man in the Blizzard, 2008, etc.) spends some time in Sonoma County, with equally shaggy results. Read full book review >