Search Results: "Thomas Hine"


BOOK REVIEW

I WANT THAT! by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Casual and cheerful, with interesting nuggets scattered about. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
Philadelphia magazine columnist Hine (The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager, 1999, etc.) presents a witty and informal history of the way people shop. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"A rather weak treatment of an important and timely topic."
This attempt to create a new historical perspective on the American teenager barely scratches the surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"To paraphrase George Clinton, ya gotta have The Great Funk."
Big bell bottoms, big disco beats and big lines at the gas station: We love the '70s! And so does pop-culture philosopher Hine (I Want That: How We All Became Shoppers, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 1995

"Cultural history for curious consumers—light and lively and not too filling. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A wide-ranging, anecdotal exploration of modern packaging- -how it developed, how it works, and what it tells us about ourselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"Some hard thoughts about the future of life on this planet by one who clearly enjoys the thinking process but is uneasy about where those thoughts lead."
Philadelphia Inquirer staff-writer Hine, who looked back in his superb Populuxe (1986) at American life of the 50's and 60's, now looks ahead—tentatively—to the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS MURPHY by Roger Rosenblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A colorful man nears his demise with a bit o' philosophizing and a song."
An elderly poet delivers a chatty, comic monologue on sex, death, life, and getting the girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outstanding biography that reveals an overlooked steeliness at Jefferson's core that accounts for so much of his political success."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer lauds the political genius of Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2003

"With its tender surprise ending, call it It's a Wonderful Sixth Sense, built out of wet pulp and milk."
Koontz's suspense masterpieces (Intensity, 1996; The Face, 2002) have tight plots or strikingly enclosed worlds. But you can't win 'em all, and despite the lift he strives for, these pages go by on automatic pilot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARENCE THOMAS by Andrew Peyton Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Injudicious."
Harvard Law grad Thomas makes the case for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (no relation). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Thomas sizzles and fries, straightens up to knock out a classic. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Blistering but repetitious life of Thomas that leaves no part of him unwhipped; by the coauthor of 1986's Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas, which also was an oven-blast against the poet, directed by his widow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >