Search Results: "Warren Zimmermann"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An intelligent, highly readable contribution to the historical literature, usefully updating such standard texts as Howard K. Beale's Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of America to World Power (1956)."
A vigorous history of America's rise to global power in the closing years of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"His timely insider analysis is enlivened with unforgettable portraits of a bizarre cast of characters. (Author tour)"
Another coroner's report on the death of Yugoslavia, this time by an observer with a literary bent, the US's last ambassador to that vanished nation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

This vivid appreciation combines big, dramatic color photos taken in several countries over a nearly 40-year span with a lively, opinionated history that will clue readers in to both the development (and jargon) of steam railroading, and its enduring fascination. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Despite lines like "the wheelhouse was alive with vibration from the wind, moaning and shrieking," this disappointing companion to Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past (2004) reads less like a similarly robust tale, and more like a tedious tally of names and routes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2002

"A story told with just the kind of finesse the contest deserves."
A sophisticated chronicle that keeps the drama thrumming along nicely. Read full book review >

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THE STOURBRIDGE LION by Karl Zimmermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The title will have limited appeal to general audiences who would be better served by a more inclusive book, but train enthusiasts will welcome another entry that fuels their railroading enthusiasm. (additional information, sources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The first steam locomotive on track in the United States now holds a place of honor in a museum. Read full book review >

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ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY by Warren Brown
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 27, 1993

"Further Reading'' (12 adult sources, all from the 80's), but no citations for the information in the text; index. (Nonfiction. 16+)"
A frustrating title in the ``Earth at Risk'' series. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This deftly written history of the Cold War should be included in all collections of books dealing with this period of time. (index, not seen, table of contents, chronology, further reading, notes, appendix) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The Cold War was America's longest war, lasting almost 50 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"But as a veteran of confrontational TV (Oprah, Donahue, etc.) and other media, he must know that this work will cause far more dissension than dialogue—and that its very provocativeness may well make it the hottest men's book since Iron John. (Illustrations)"
The War Between the Sexes escalates considerably with this broadside attack in which men's-movement leader Farrell (Why Men Are the Way They Are, 1986, etc.) contends that the more subjugated sex is...the male. Read full book review >

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE by Warren Dunford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Fairy-tale breakthroughs to riches and fame, on-the-spot reversals, melodramatic unmaskings, interpolated scenes written as unfailingly good-natured screen dialogue: Dunford provides everything for a sitcom pilot except the laugh track—and the laughs."
Toronto copywriter Dunford's first novel, original published in Canada in 1998, presents the allegedly hilarious misadventures of an aspiring Toronto screenwriter. Read full book review >

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THE STANTON SUCCESSION by Warren Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1992

"He's a much better grabber than his hapless executives."
On the eve of visionary chemist Avery Stanton's retirement as chairman of the Stanton Technologies board, the news that his anointed successor has a long prison record sparks a confrontation that kills Stanton and leaves the question of his successor up for grabs. Read full book review >