Search Results: "Walt Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

TREACHERY IN DALLAS by Walt Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Read it for a salutary jolt of conspiracy, stirred, not shaken. (illustrations, not seen)"
Brown (The People v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALT WHITMAN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A worthy tribute. (Biography. 10-14)"
Walt Whitman is a rich subject for biography: a long and peripatetic life; jobs that ranged from schoolteacher to printer to Civil War hospital nurse; famed as a journalist, essayist, and above all as a poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEOPLE V. LEE HARVEY OSWALD by Walt Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"A nose-breaking blow to the lone assassin theory."
Huge, gripping novelistic work that assembles the most legally relevant information known about Lee Harvey Oswald to see how he would fare if tried for the murder of JFK. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALT DISNEY by Russell Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Interested readers will want to refer to the bibliography to locate more in-depth information. (Biography. 8-12)"
A uniquely readable, if extremely simplified, biography of a fascinating man, subtitled ``His Life in Pictures,'' and consisting mostly of collages of black-and-white photographs with extensive captions, quotes from interviews with Disney, and occasional narrative to keep it flowing along. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN WALT WE TRUST by John Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2015

"Marsh confesses his love for the legendary poet, and by the end of this insightful homage, readers are likely to feel the same."
Marsh (English/Pennsylvania State Univ.; Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry, 2011, etc.) shares his affection for Walt Whitman in this gentle, thoughtful consideration of the poet's relevance to 21st-century America.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Its main audience will likely be drawn either by nostalgia, curiosity about the animated filmmaking process, or the enduring appeal of the tale itself. (Fairy tale. 7-11)"
In this "bibbity-bobbity-boo"-less rendition of the classic film's plot, Rylant focuses on larger themes—"Every day Cinderella wished for Love"—rather than characters, crafting a lyrical romance free of sympathetic small animals, songs, much dialogue or even (with the titular exception) names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL WALT by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Charming and endearing: 'ChuggaMmmm-hmmm!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but he and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off. Read full book review >