Search Results: "Wylie Beckert"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIFTING SANDS by Kathy Lowinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"Respectful, if not particularly informative or revealing. (maps) (Short stories. 10-13)"
In this trio of short stories, teenagers have brief but life-changing encounters with religious leaders or founders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2001

"Boukreev was tough as nails and measured others by the same standards; he suffered no fools in the mountains, as is made clear here. He was also a first-class climber and his awesome speed ascents still cast a thrall over the climbing world. (32 pages color photos, not seen)"
Mountaineer Boukreev (The Climb, 1997), who died in an avalanche on Annapurna in 1997, gives a glimpse of his heart-pounding expeditions in this unadorned collection of his climbing journals and occasional articles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"'New York has taught me to put capital and capitalists closer to the center of modern history,' Beckert writes. His account is a dazzlingly successful exercise in doing just that."
A fascinating history of New York during the late 19th-century, a time when big money was changing the face of the city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPIRE OF COTTON by Sven Beckert
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Of narrower interest than Monied Metropolis but a valuable contribution all the same."
Beckert (History/Harvard Univ.; The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896, 2001) writes convincingly of cotton as the impetus for a world-system kind of capitalism.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THESE LIVES by Sarah Wylie
Released: June 5, 2012

"Though it breaks little new ground, it is a tight, even gripping chronicle of the way one girl grapples with domestic catastrophe. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Surely a girl with nine lives can spare one or even a few for her leukemia-stricken twin sister, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A light-handed tale of scientific exploration, fascinating as living theater, where the daily grind has a chance to reveal more cosmic thrummings. (16 maps, 60 halftones, not seen)"
In days of yore, 35 million days yore, a tremendous astral slap to earth's thin crust devastated the eastern seaboard of North America. Read full book review >