Search Results: "Stan Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

NORTHWEST PASSAGE by Stan Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For U.S. readers, an illumination of a little-known history; for all Americans, a treasure. (words and music, sources) (Informational picture book. 8 & up)"
This stunning portrayal of early efforts to explore Canada's Northwest Passage presents Rogers' 1981 song in combination with glorious illustrations, historical commentary and a gallery of explorers. Read full book review >

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THE IDES OF JUNE by Stan Trybulski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A carefully constructed, if color-by-numbers, thriller."
An attorney for New York City's Department of Education, suffused with midlife melancholy, finds new energy and resolve when he helps an acquaintance investigate the long-forgotten murder of her twin sister-part of the Ides of June serial killings. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NAZI by Stan Pottinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Throughout, there's a scattering of good white-knuckle moments, but with Pottinger, ever the overplotter (A Slow Burning, 2000, etc.), more continues to be less."
Chutzpah: a no-good Nazi offing a nice Jewish boy, then swiping his identity for over half a century. Read full book review >

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SLEETMUTE by Stan Resnicoff
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"An amusing, worthwhile read that could use some fleshing out."
Resnicoff (Tom, the Talking Toilet, 2012, etc.) recounts the year in 1968 he spent living in an isolated Alaskan village as part of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Read full book review >

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FROZEN SUN by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"That rare thing, a deftly plotted mystery that's also an irresistible love story. With it, Jones's Alaska series (Shaman Pass, 2003, etc.) takes a quantum leap forward."
They call her Amazing Grace and, dead or alive, Alaska state trooper Nathan Active has to find her. Read full book review >

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WHITEWASH by Stan Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fast-paced, gripping cross-cultural crime novel."
A police procedural thriller set on an Apache reservation in 1935. Read full book review >

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INTENT TO HARM by Stan Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A good start with a credible, likeable hero."
First novelist Washburn envisions a kinder, gentler cop in Toby Parkman, a college-educated, liberal, and witty detective for the '90s, here pitted against a rapist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Simple malarkey, solely for the host of fans."
A ranking functionary of America's most durable TV game show offers some fleeting peeks backstage for the edification of its apparently indefatigable devotees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 30, 1997

"These are painful, infuriating, and unforgettable images."
Grossfeld, a Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer for the Boston Globe, has traveled to various continents to document the appalling conditions many of the world's children endure, and his angry, precise, haunting images bring home the reality of some staggering statistics: Twelve million children go to bed hungry every night in the US; more than four million children under the age of five die in India every year; some 200 million children under the age of 15 labor full time, for little or no pay; there are some 800,000 child prostitutes in Thailand alone. Read full book review >

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FORTY-DEUCE by Stan Trybulski
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if not quite perfect, look at how crime and corruption link high and low society in New York City."
The evil that stalks 42nd St.-the “naughty, bawdy…Forty-Deuce” of the title-reaches its tentacles from the genteel West Village to the Bronx to a mansion in Newport, R.I., from strip joints to the highest levels of city administration. Read full book review >

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SHAMAN PASS by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Solid police work in a cold climate."
"It's just not safe out there," says a veteran cop colleague—fair warning, however understated. Read full book review >