Search Results: "William Francis Wall"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Packed with more potshots at the political right than an Air America highlight reel; readers fond of alliteration and interested in a fairly straightforward satire will find much to enjoy."
A zany political satire from debut author Wall. Read full book review >

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WALL by Tom Clohosy Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Striking, expressionist graphics and a plainspoken, minimalist text distinguish this standout. (Picture book. 5-9)"
British illustrator Cole's life-affirming debut for children marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

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NO PARADISO by William Wall
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Grim, haunting reading."
Austere but beautifully written tales of self-destruction, paranoia and death. Read full book review >

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ALICE FALLING by William Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sordid tale that, when you think it can't possibly get any worse, does."
An extremely grim first novel, about the way victims can all too easily shade into victimizers, from an Irish poet and prize-winning storywriter. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >

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POPE FRANCIS by Paul Vallely
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Discovering a pope with a controversial past and a revolutionary style of leadership in the present, Vallely provides a highly worthwhile resource for Catholics and non-Catholics alike."
An exhaustive look at the newest pope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS CRICK by Matt Ridley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"A well-written addition to the publisher's 'Eminent Lives' series."
Short biography of a giant in molecular biology. Read full book review >

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POPE FRANCIS by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A serviceable biography that will serve the student who chooses Pope Francis as a subject well. (timeline, sources, photos) (Biography. 10-14)"
Pope Francis' life story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT FRANCIS by Brian Wildsmith
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But the gilt-edged, stained- glass beauty of the pages is oddly out of keeping with the saint who called himself il poverello; the warm, down-to-earth humanity of Lewin's paintings suits his story better. (Picture book. 6+)"
An estimable work with two formidable competitors: Tomie dePaola's Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi (1982) and Margaret Hodges's Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts (1991), illustrated by Ted Lewin. ``The Canticle of Brother Sun'' opens the book, and a recapitulation of the facts of Francis's life, with dates, closes it. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS BACON by Michael Peppiatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Peppiatt stalks and bags elusive prey: a better understanding of a disturbing body of work created by a man who lived inscrutably, in purposeful chaos. (illustrations, not seen)"
In his time, the late Francis Bacon was regarded both as England's ``most important living painter'' and as a ``cheap sensationalist.'' This excellent biography reveals a dramatic self- mythologizer who painted brilliantly enough to realize his self- cast, epic-tragic role. Read full book review >

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FROM WALL TO WALL by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Kuklin's thoughtful exploration of these human-made creations is sure to inspire discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Inspired by the emotional barriers of humans, Kuklin's (Harlem Nutcracker, 2001, etc.) latest photo essay focuses on the form and function of walls. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS BACON by Perez Zagorin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A valuable work for the serious Bacon scholar, but not for the layperson. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An erudite investigation into the work of the man regarded as the founder of the Scientific Revolution, this volume attempts to tie together Bacon's many writings, not only on science, but also on language, morals, politics, rhetoric, law, and history. Read full book review >