Search Results: "Thomas C. Clarie"


BOOK REVIEW

PHAROS by Thomas C. Clarie
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A well-researched, engaging history enhanced by high-quality illustrations."
Clarie (Just Rye Harbor, 2005) serves up a feast of history and legend surrounding the Egyptian city of Alexandria and Pharos, its once-upon-a-time lighthouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2010

"An impressive compendium that could nevertheless be formed into a more compelling story."
As a theater for the performing arts faces destruction at the hands of a commercial developer, friends of the theater join forces to preserve it for future generations in this work of historical nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR by Thomas C. Foster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 22, 2013

"An upbeat and engaging guide to literature for English teachers working with young readers. (reading list, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The New York Times-best-selling How to Read Literature Like a Professor is redacted for teachers of young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEXUALITY AND CATHOLICISM by Thomas C. Fox
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Although he fails to provide definitive historical analysis of the many sex-related issues he addresses, Fox offers sensitive insights into contemporary Roman Catholic morality."
A balanced, broad summary of Catholicism's response to sexuality that will be a valuable reference tool for the layperson, although the scholar will find little that is original here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 2007

"Obsessive workplace-gripers (and porn fans) will find rewards in this high-energy novel, but its more caustic elements will bring the book a limited audience."
In Archer's novel, a disgruntled young office worker falls into a dark downward spiral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A too-polite American Lit 101 primer."
A genial guide to American literature from the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor (2003) and How to Read Novels Like a Professor (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There is only so much Geranium endressii one person can handle,'' and whose hours not spent in the garden are spent talking about being in the garden."
A devoted gardener offers a meandering collection of brief essays that may hold some charm for others of the same ilk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In the ``Science Experiments for Young People'' series, some disappointing experiments on ecosystems, life cycles, pollution, and conservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1991

"For a truly searing discussion of the character issue, see Garry Wills's The Kennedy Imprisonment (1982), not this superficial treatment focused so exclusively on adultery and the inherited sins of founding father Joe."
Twice-told tales of JFK's alleged womanizing and his domination by lecherous, ruthless father Joseph Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2010

"A story many readers have heard before, but one rarely rendered with such eloquence."
Sweeping history of African-Americans' experiences in America from Jamestown to the present. Read full book review >