Search Results: "William Bryant Logan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"A tour-de-force journey through the natural world."
An examination of the all-encompassing role that the atmosphere plays in shaping our lives. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 1995

Logan, a columnist at the New York Times and contributing editor at House Beautiful, raises dirt from the humble to the sublime in this paean to the substance in all its geological, agricultural, and spiritual manifestations. Read full book review >

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OAK by William Bryant Logan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The Royal Oak, the democratic oak, an oak for every season and purpose, all respectfully, admiringly and insightfully laid out for readers to marvel at. And marvel they will. (30 illustrations, not seen)"
The biography of a tree that has been collectively embraced for its multifaceted grandeur. Read full book review >

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VAIN EMPIRES by William Logan
Released: March 1, 1998

"And his flights of fancy, domestic and classical, represent a triumph of impersonality, a poetry of statement that harbors not a single shallow thought."
Logan's fourth book of carefully crafted verse picks up some of the themes of his last (Sullen Weedy Lakes, 1988): the folly of empire, the vanity of political ambition, the hypocrisy of established religions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"His stray pieces—written for newspapers as well as scholarly journals—add up to a masterful survey of contemporary verse."
An accomplished poet (Vain Empires, 1998), and Univ. of Florida professor, Logan collects his fugitive essays and reviews for a second volume of criticism that firmly establishes him as the preeminent poet-critic of his generation—with none of the back-slapping mutual-admiration-society stuff that passes for literary comment these days. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN GETS MARRIED by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"While the friendship between the two girls is believable, the humor is often strident and forced; at times it's even derivative of such books as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, without Judy Blume's easy hilarity. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The friends from Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses (1995) return, and now Heather's best friend, the bossy Lizzie, is getting married. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A first-rate biography of a towering medical influence."
A well-told, enjoyable, enlightening—and much needed—biography of a giant of medical practice and education. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE WILLIAM by Bill Harlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Though some of his characters are engaging and the Beltway stuff interesting, what should be gripping never is."
Libya plots a chemical weapons attack in this novice entry in the Tom Clancy Stakes. Read full book review >