Search Results: "Walter Cronkite"


BOOK REVIEW

CRONKITE'S WAR by Walter Cronkite IV
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"An extraordinary journey with the most trusted man in America."
A charming series of letters from a young Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) to his wife, Betsy, chronicles his rising star as a war correspondent. Read full book review >

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A REPORTER'S LIFE by Walter Cronkite
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"Cronkite bears out our trust in him as he bears wise witness to our collective adventures of the past half-century; he endears himself anew when he good-humoredly shares his own. (16 pages b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Personal and professional memories (though never intimate- -that's not his style) from a man not much given to ``self- oriented, navel-examining profundities,'' revealing a scrupulous, genial, generous spirit possessing a passionate, informed concern for the future of journalism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The pattern makes for an enjoyable, but ultimately predictable, read. Sailing buffs, history buffs, and Cronkite buffs, however, will find plenty to admire."
An easy-reading travelogue of the East, West, and Gulf Coasts, as seen from the deck of Cronkite's own sailboat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1994

"Should be of help to depressives in understanding their illness while seeking treatment."
Uplifting, strongly researched but accessible book by Kathy Cronkite, Walter's daughter, following her studiously serious On the Edge of the Spotlight (1981). Read full book review >

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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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CLUB DREAD by Walter Sorrells
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"For fans and thrill seekers. (Fiction. YA)"
Music, murder, car chases and a secret society get blended together as this thriller series continues. Read full book review >

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47 by Walter Mosley
FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2005

"Mostly, however, this is a flawed, didactic exploration of the nature of freedom, juxtaposing the brutality of 19th-century American slavery with the society of a faraway planet where skin color is irrelevant because 'behind all existence there is one great mind.' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Forty-seven is the name and number of a 14-year-old slave working on Master Tobias's Georgia plantation in 1832. Read full book review >

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THE DOWRY by Walter Keady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"Charming Celtic comedy of manners."
Idealistic Irish priest anxious to repopulate his parish hatches a scheme to encourage local youths to get married rather than emigrate. Read full book review >

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WALKIN' THE DOG by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"It's love that gives life.'"
Mosley's probing and stirring follow-up to Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997) presents a dozen further adventures of Socrates Fortlow, the ex-con struggling to protect his marginal, yet deeply rooted, life in blasted Watts. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT by Walter Mosley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

In Mosley's boldly understated fable, an unemployed African-American agrees to rent space in his basement to a wealthy white businessman for two months. Read full book review >