Search Results: "T.H. Watkins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"A superb telling of one of modern US history's most painful chapters."
Timing this retrospective meditation for the 70th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash, critically acclaimed historian Watkins (Montana State Univ.; The Great Depression, 1993, etc.) takes a long, painstaking look at the 20th century's transformative economic event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Heartfelt and wide-ranging, and timely as well, as we continue to grapple with the nurturing sort of government put in place by FDR."
A discerning, information-packed, and emotionally charged survey of America's crucible; by the author of the National Book Award-nominated Righteous Pilgrim (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Not the major history of this era that still begs to be written; still, a useful, informative addition to Antarcticana. (Four maps, two b&w photographs)"
A slender history of the first years of organized Antarctic exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Densely argued, with a wealth of examples. Not for the uninitiated."
A flood of British consumer goods into the colonies sets off the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN FINDS A WAY by T.H. Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Mundane illustrations aside, this extended play on words is likely to spark both discussion and rumination. (Picture book. 10-13)"
A traveler finds many Ways to follow and to share before finding one of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S JOURNEY by T.H. Breen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An unconvincing attempt to read extraneous political agendas into the first president's fact-finding tours."
An examination of the first presidential road trips. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLADIATOR by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The black-and-white drawings capture the elegance of the Roman Colosseum, and the excitement of the sea battles that were held at terrific expense; the renderings of the gladiators are consistently dramatic. (map, bibliography, further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The heroic and bloody story of the Roman gladiators is retold in Watkins's debut work, a comprehensive and vividly illustrated guide that will impart his obvious passion for the subject to budding historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT COMES AFTER by Steve Watkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Beautifully written, this story is an unflinching look at the cruelty of life as well as the resilience of the human spirit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Abandoned first by her abusive mother and then by her father when he dies, 16-year-old Iris Wight is no stranger to loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A time-honoring narrative: Descriptive, contemplative, and a prod to get on with it ourselves."
As though she had taken a vow to awareness, Watkins, a musician and travel essayist, pays attention to the everyday elements as well as the grand themes in her globe-girdling journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE WITH NO PANTS by Rowboat Watkins
written and illustrated by Rowboat Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Knock, knock. Who's there? An awesome mom of a kid with no pants. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pants can be such a hindrance when it comes to imaginative play. Read full book review >