Search Results: "William Bryant Logan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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LITTLE BUTTERFLY by Laura Logan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Avoid this confusing fantasy and instead seek out one of the many excellent books that directly discuss the monarch's amazing journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When her cat injures the wing of a monarch butterfly at the opening of this wordless story, the blonde little white girl is delighted to discover that the creature can still fly. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"An interesting view of life in the most coveted corporate suites, seen through the eyes of those who occupy them."
In his debut, New York Times Sunday business columnist Bryant explores the qualities that separate successful CEOs from the rest of the pack. Read full book review >

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TRUE LETTERS FROM A FICTIONAL LIFE by Kenneth Logan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the truth is a secret, even friends believe the fiction. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR MOO by Michael Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"If it all sounds slightly bonkers, it is—but Logan's unique combination of bombastic action sequences, off-kilter characters, and wild-eyed scenarios should please fans of speculative fiction and horror alike."
The stakes are raised when opposing forces threaten all-out war in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >