Search Results: "Thomas Hine"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >