Search Results: "William L. Howarth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOHN MCPHEE READER by John McPhee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 1976

"Choice excerpts from a master craftsman."
The widely admired John McPhee is a modern journalist whose personal travelogs avoid the obtrusive presence or confessional tone common to many of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE ABCS OF CHRISTMAS by Jill Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet but standard-issue Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are taught their ABCs with Christmas iconography. Read full book review >

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MEDIEVAL PLACES by Sarah Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"Glossary; further reading (just eight other textbook-like books); index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A pair of books considering the Middle Ages via topical arrangement; the other, simultaneously published, is Medieval People. Read full book review >

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THE CROW'S TALE by Naomi Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A heartfelt debut. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Colorful and eye-catching artwork accompanies this rhyming story of bravery and kindness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Ace preparation for the emotional abuse that comes in heaping helpings from today's dysfunctional workplace."
A broad indictment of the contemporary workplace as a miserable place, learned the old-fashioned way—by living through it (and reading a lot, too). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Expert advice, even though not entirely on new ground."
Ury (Beyond the Hotline, 1985, and coauthor, with Roger Fisher, of the hugely best-selling Getting to Yes, 1981) has returned to the subject he knows best—this time focusing on the most difficult negotiating opponents, whose resistance may take the form of stonewalling, threats, and assorted dirty tricks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 1955

"What he has set out to do- present the 'challenge' he has done- admirably."
Some years ago Marquis Childa' The Middle Way fascinated the American reading public with the program then getting under way in Sweden. Read full book review >

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Judgement's Tale by William L. Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitiously realized world dampened by an unfocused plot."
A collection offers Hahn's (The Ring and the Flag, 2015) four novellas set in his Lands of Hope fantasy realm.Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN FIRE by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Booker's bright, chatty style is perfect for his frontier Ironside's unassuming debut."
DeAndrea (Killed in Fringe Time, p. 1310, etc.) inaugurates a third series starring US marshal Lobo Blacke, sidelined by a bullet in his spine, and his former amanuensis Quinn Booker, a New York dime novelist he's brought to Le Four, Wyoming, to work on his newspaper, the Witness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 1989

"A fine, fitting conclusion to an important work of autobiography."
This third and final installment of the author/broadcaster's memoirs examines in human terms the forces that shaped the history of the past five decades. Read full book review >

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KILLED IN THE FOG by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Matt's eighth (Killed in Fringe Time, 1995, etc.) is labored, sketchy, and well below average for the series."
To oblige Lady Pamela Arking, his network's imperious partner in TV Strato, troubleshooter Matt Cobb, on leave in London, agrees to a cloak-and-dagger scheme to exchange envelopes with a mysterious courier in a crowd—and the next thing you know, he's talking to Scotland Yard about how they could prove that he never fired the murder gun if they'd just give him a test. Read full book review >