Search Results: "Wess Roberts"


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STRAIGHT A'S NEVER MADE ANYBODY RICH by Wess Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1991

"Late bloomers, ugly ducklings, and other of life's presumptive also-rans should probably wait for Rasputin's Complete Guide to Self-Realization."
Roberts seems to have lost the fine sardonic edge that made his Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun (1989) a diverting bit of comic relief. Read full book review >

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VICTORY SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A decidedly different sort of management guide—and one whose purposefully perverse protagonist still commands serious attention."
A welcome return for one of publishing's more implausible—and popular—paradigms (Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, 1989), giving Roberts (Straight A`s Never Made Anybody Rich, 1991) a chance to offer crafty counsel on what it takes to create and run a prospering enterprise. Read full book review >

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LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
Released: March 28, 1989

An antic appreciation of leadership's darker sides, where pragmatism takes precedence over excellence. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 2011

"Fittingly, Robert's favorite adjective in his writings is 'picturesque.' Best to let his art speak for him."
An e-book version of a coffee-table book. Read full book review >

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THE ROBERTS COURT by Marcia Coyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, informed analysis of the origins, progress and disposition of the complex, high-stakes legal disputes that find their way to the court."
In her first book, the National Law Journal's longtime chief Washington correspondent examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, seven years after the appointment of the youngest chief justice since John Marshall. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT JULIA ROBERTS by Laura Ruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"An uneven collection from a writer who shows promise."
Five suburban step-families fall apart and reconnect in ten linked stories. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREEN NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lamut provides simple but amusing black-and-white line drawings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second romp with irrepressible Katie (The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, 1996) in a small Texas town in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS, AGE 11 by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The ending, as she falls head-over-heels in love with her twin baby brothers and accepts Sam's wish to adopt her, further illustrates the theme of the first book: love is risky, but worth it. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A hearty look at city girl making a new home on the range. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"At a time when American foreign policy often seems adrift, the authors' vigorous advocacy of a renewed clear-headed engagement with allies is a bracing contribution to discussions of this ongoing conundrum."
An indictment of America's neglect of its global web of alliances. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE NOCTURNE by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Fine work from a quintessentially American writer."
Another atmospheric Montana drama from Doig (Mountain Times, 1999, etc.), this one taking a side trip to Manhattan during the Harlem Renaissance as it portrays three strong, self-willed protagonists grappling with racial prejudice and their own emotions. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Lynn Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Those under 30 may miss many of the cultural references, but even in this fractured form it's good to see the classic tale stayin' alive, stayin' alive. (illustrator's note) (Picture book/folktale. 8-10, adult)"
Having found an audience—an adult one, at least—for Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story (2001), the Roberts sibs put a differently styled, but equally stylish twist on another folktale romance. Read full book review >