Search Results: "Stephen V. Ash"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A well-constructed, readable account of a minor Civil War action that may or may not have had major consequences."
Another inspiring history of black Civil War soldiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Well-written, riveting and bound to attract many readers."
Meticulous account of a long-overlooked racial clash during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TASTE OF SNOW by Stephen V. Masse
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A fresh Christmas story interspersed with joyful, age-old holiday traditions."
Through trials and small miracles, a young girl gains a true appreciation for the magic of the holiday season in Masse's children's novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2012

"Readers with a good introduction to the subject under their belt—e.g., Ian Tattersall's Masters of the Planet (2012)—will be best prepared to absorb this rich but often dense flood of geologic, geographic, anthropologic and philosophical analyses of recent evolution."
Lasting from about 3 million to 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is both a geological epoch and an idea, write science historians Stephen Pyne (Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery, 2011, etc.) and his daughter Lydia, who proceed to deliver a perceptive account of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2005

"Formulaic and self-effacing nearly to a fault—the adventures speak for themselves."
Memoirs of an American pilot during WWII, famous for his escape attempts as a Nazi prisoner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISH LANTERNS by Alec Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sensitive, fascinating reports."
Novelistic anecdotes reveal Chinese young people struggling with universal themes of education, employment, and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Burn for Home by Ash Elko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Creative sci-fi tales that paint a picture of two people very much in love."
A debut three-part chronicle of a futuristic romantic coupling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORD OF SNOW AND SHADOWS by Sarah Ash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Darting, unpredictable, often absorbing, but lacking the spark of true originality."
Hypercomplicated yet independently intelligible first in a fantasy trilogy: the US debut for an English author of three previous paperbacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BYZANTINE JOURNEY by John Ash
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A joy for lovers of Byzantium, travel, and the English language. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The vestigial glories of Byzantium and its world return to life in this superbly written travelogue by poet Ash (The Burnt Pages, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY'S EROTIC SEXUAL AWAKENING by Brian Ash
Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"Thoughtful, sometimes titillating scenes undermined by halting prose."
Ash's debut novel about an erotically charged cruise and the emotions it conjures. Read full book review >