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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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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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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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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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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Released: Nov. 26, 2003

"Proof that truth must indeed be stranger than fiction, since tales like these, for all their brisk, sad veneer, couldn't stand on their own for a minute without the tabloid promise of real-life prototypes."
Variety editor Bart's first foray into self-identified fiction is a cycle of stories featuring the residents and hangers-on at Hollywood's fashionable Starlight Terrace. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD IN PIECES by Bart Midwood
Released: June 1, 1998

"A richly imagined, if oddly muted, story—and more than reason enough to renew acquaintance with an unjustly neglected novelist."
The fifth novel, and first book in nine years, from the author of Bodkin (1968) and Phantoms (1970) is a flawed and intermittently frustrating but ultimately haunting study of (in one of its characters' words) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Offers a somewhat ponderous view of Chávez as the driven, dedicated inheritor of Simón Bolivar's mantle."
An American reporter who spent eight years in Venezuela puts the country's controversial president in the context of its cultural and political history. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL INEZ by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Too talky by half, and the pensive, sometimes gloomy atmosphere, though well suited to the San Francisco fog, won't appeal to readers in need of cheering up. Still, Schneider spins a good yarn—and he knows his Mendelsohn."
It's 1962. The world is about to change, and Inez Roseman can't wait for it to do so—or to check out of its travails. Read full book review >