Search Results: "Stephen G. Hyslop"


BOOK REVIEW

SMITHSONIAN CIVIL WAR by Neil Kagan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"For the 150th anniversary of the war, 150 lushly illustrated thematic essays about both the objects the various Smithsonian sites hold and the people associated with them."
With the help of a cast of thousands, including Hyslop (Contest for California: From Spanish Colonization to the American Conquest, 2012, etc.), Kagan—former publisher of Time-Life Books and editor of other Civil War titles (Great Battles of the Civil War, 2002, etc.)—has assembled a striking collection of images with some equally clear words to accompany them. The selections range from the expected to the surprising. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND MOURNING by Stephen G. Yanoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"An immensely readable narrative that portrays the mood and tumultuous events of the day."
An analysis of the life and death of the 20th president, James Garfield, and his assassin, Charles Guiteau. Read full book review >

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TEARS OF MERMAIDS by Stephen G. Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A satisfying mixture of history, science and popular culture à la similar books on salt, diamonds, potatoes, cod, uranium, etc."
An enthusiastic reporter reveals all about this precious but useless bauble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Great for research but better as a jumping-off block for youth who are interested in the cultural history of adornment. (source notes, bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Cool tats, blinged-out nails, drag-queen makeup and more. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A rural canvas of extremes—from hard-bitten bigots to the naïve, the sure of faith, and the latitudinarians—disentangled by the author with deft, probing strokes."
Talk about strangers in a strange land: Bloom's story of the heartland Lubavitcher meatpackers and the waves they caused to ripple across the rural Iowan landscape is an immediate, elegantly personal piece of reportage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Meticulous but one-dimensional."
How the correspondence among three volunteer detectives and a self-proclaimed serial killer helped solve long-standing murder investigations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Suggestive but not entirely convincing. A modest addition to the popular psychology/self-help shelf."
A debunking of the popular treatments of "the alleged great [vertical] divide between the 'analytical/logical' left and 'artistic/intuitive' right halves of the human brain." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Youngtimer by G. G. Fulton
Released: June 1, 2015

"This time-travel tale doesn't add much to the well-worn gimmick."
Fulton's debut begins a series for middle-grade readers about two tween girls who inherit a time machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >