Search Results: "Thomas C. Foster"


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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 >

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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 >

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DEADLY HARVEST by Thomas C. Ramey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2017

"A potent, educational work whose simple presentation doesn't weaken its message."
Ramey's (Saving Sam, 2012) graphic novel takes a look at the ways that humanity is devastating the planet and the frightening prospect of humanity's extinction.Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Flashes of insight, but few scoops or exclusives. (illustrations and photos, not seen)"
A loose-knit history of American journalism that promises more than it delivers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If you want to learn about contemporary cultural conservatism, start here; if you—re interested in the nation's past, skip Twentieth-Century America. (30 halftones)"
From the author of The Empty Church (1996) comes another ideology-saturated piece of propaganda masquerading as history. Read full book review >

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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 >

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REFLECTIONS IN A DISTANT MIRROR by Thomas C.  Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2017

"An entertaining frontier shoot'em-up."
Cattle drivers battle Native Americans, rustlers, and soreheaded farmers in this Western. Read full book review >

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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"Mainline churches may be dying, but they deserve a more intelligent eulogy than Reeves can provide."
Possibly the most slanted, conservative take on American church history to appear in recent memory. Read full book review >