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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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 >

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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THE LEGACY OF TWO GEMINI KNIGHTS by Geoff Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2014

"Requires some suspension of disbelief and an appreciation for medieval mythology."
Searching for purpose, Will McBride, a young man in 14th-century Scotland, encounters two Templar Knights and ultimately aides them as they attempt to mount a new Crusade to regain a foothold in Jerusalem with the goal of rebuilding Solomon's Temple and heralding in the "End Time." Read full book review >

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HUNTER'S MOON by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Logan's language is tough-guy perfect, but too many minor characters and convolutions of plot damage an otherwise snazzy debut. ($30,000 ad/promo)"
A former Special Forces killing machine and—naturally- -tormented lonely guy goes on a hunting trip with an old AA buddy and finds himself sucked into a vortex of backwoods loathing and scheming. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE ZERO by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2002

"Good writing, colorful cast, and a thoroughly appealing protagonist: a two-fisted softy perfect for page-turning."
Darn cold in those Minnesota northwoods, but as usual the action's hot as Logan shows us for the fourth time why he's a thrillermeister to keep (The Big Law, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >