Search Results: "Thomas Norman DeWolf"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The authors' accomplishment stands on its own, but their book also serves as a great introduction to a shared past that ought to be better known."
An instructive journey of reconciliation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"His conclusions will be controversial, but DeWolf's intimate confrontation with white America's 'unearned privilege' sears the conscience."
Memoir of the author's journey, with a group of cousins, to retrace the route of the infamous "triangle trade" that made their ancestors rich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The authors' masterful marshalling of the evidence prompts relief that the invasion of Japan never took place, but it's unlikely to put to rest historical speculation about the morality of Truman's decision. (photos, not seen)"
This grim and painstaking analysis of plans for operations Olympic and Coronet (the invasions of Kyushu and Honshu) argues that dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a military necessity that hastened the end of WW II and saved possibly millions of Japanese and American lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Most of the criticism here goes to Republicans—largely because they are in power—but the wealth of detail offered by Mann and Ornstein gives partisanship a good name."
The United States Congress has ceased to be a deliberative body, according to two eminent political scientists with some ideas about how to fix it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Precisely the sort of argument that causes a stir in establishment D.C. but only small waves elsewhere."
Two scholars examine how today's hyperpartisanship has crippled our government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY BIRDS by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"While Norman's book is pleasing and upbeat, it is only a cursory glance, lacking any real substance. (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A graphic novel tells the story of two urban falcons raising their young high upon a Midwestern edifice. Read full book review >

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SPOOK THE HALLOWEEN CAT by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-meaning narrative fail. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
On Halloween, a series of events leads to a young girl, a helpful man, a lost cat, a friendly witch, and an excitable dog crossing paths with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >

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DECK THE HALLS by Norman Rockwell
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Families will enjoy looking at Rockwell's work together for a glimpse of Christmases of yesteryear, and adult fans will find this a delightful holiday pleasure. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
Selected illustrations with Christmas or winter settings have been culled from Rockwell's extensive work and arranged in this volume to accompany the words to the traditional carol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >