Search Results: "Susan J. Tweit"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Good science meets bad poetry to make a nature book that's just so-so, but that may be of interest to some beachgoers. (illustrations)"
Informative but too-cute essays on the animals, plants, and sea life of the California, Oregon, and Washington coasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"Sharp and savvy."
In a sequel of sorts to Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media (1994), the author asserts that pop culture sends out the false message that women's liberation has been accomplished and that feminism is now old hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A witty, insightful romp through the last four decades- -especially nostalgic and enlightening for readers raised on Charlie's Angels and the Mashed Potatoes."
The author of Inventing American Broadcasting (not reviewed) takes a long, hard look at the pop culture that fed women of the baby-boom generation with images that simultaneously acknowledged a blossoming feminist awareness and reinforced sex-role stereotypes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A moving diary of personal trauma and recovery."
How do you cope with the catastrophic calamity of sexual assault and near murder if you are philosopher dedicated to rational discourse? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Warmly analyzing the medium's uniquely intimate relationship with listeners, this thoughtful history shows radio awakening our personal and national imagination. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative and entertaining ride across the country and the radio dial from the 1920s to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The author concludes with a brief glossary of unfamiliar terms, suggested further reading, and the Web site of the Kings Landing Historical Settlement. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This author took children on previous field trips to Adventures in the Amazonian Rain Forest (1995) and Wading into Marine Biology (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Written with abundant good humor, this is a really attractive addition to the series with lots of kid appeal. (glossary, bibliography, acknowledgments for sources, no index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A dozen young teens undergo simulated astronaut training in this fascinating photo journal that's packed with information on NASA space flights, training equipment, and kid comments about the rigor and excitement of preparing for space travel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"More than his familiar, iconic fiction, this collection conveys a real sense of one of our best—and best-loved—writers."
February of next year is the centennial of Steinbeck's birth and, along with new Penguin editions of six of his novels, Viking is offering up this collection from the other, lesser-known, side of his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A final page on the literally worldwide origins of the skyscraper's materials is a perfect lagniappe for this soaring, stirring account. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Chock-a-block with big, bright, sharp color photos, this pictorial essay follows a New York City skyscraper (the new Random House Building, in a deft bit of product placement) from architect's table to furniture deliveries, then pulls back for dramatic high- and low-angle shots, plus some historical background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"The full-color photos have the immediacy of snapshots, catching the children eating, cooking, dancing, and exploringthis must be the ultimate camping trip. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Michigan meets the Amazon in this photo essay about 74 7th and 8th graders who spent a week in a Peruvian rain forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY ALLIES II by Robert J. Randisi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1994

"Still: a generous double-helping from just the authors you'd want to have, even if they're holding less than a full house."
Following the Edgar-winning Deadly Allies: 11 pairs of stories on variously related themes (felonious spouses, con artists, the performing arts, etc.), half by members of the Private Eye Writers of America, half by Sisters in Crime. Read full book review >