• In Other Words In Other Words Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Translator: Ann Goldstein Publisher: Knopf ISBN-10: 1101875550 ISBN-13: 978-1101875551 I began to read Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words last night after work. It was on my TBR pile, and I had been meaning to get to it since I bought it over a month ago, but I’m in school. […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 24, 2016
  • Fred Patten Reviews Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles Author:  John Mack Faragher Publisher:  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN-10:  0-3930-5136-6 ISBN-13:  978-0-3930-5136-0 I am a lifelong resident of Los Angeles.  There is very little published about the history of this city; nothing to match the few 1850s issues of the Los Angeles Star that […] Fred Patten No responses February 28, 2016
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection Authors: Max Fleischer, Brian Walker Publisher: Titan Comics ISBN-10: 1-8485-6707-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-8485-6707-8 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade […] Fred Patten No responses January 29, 2016
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road Author:  Abbie Bernstein Publisher:  Titan Books ISBN-10:  1-7832-9816-2 ISBN-13:  978-1-7832-9816-7 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This is the […] Fred Patten No responses August 8, 2015
  • Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection Compiler:  Insight Editions Publisher:  Insight Editions ISBN-10:  1-6088-7237-8 ISBN-13:  978-1-6088-7237-4   Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This […] Fred Patten No responses August 4, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews A Brief History of Manga A Brief History of Manga Author: Helen McCarthy Publisher: ILEX ISBN-10: 1-78157-098-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-78157-098-2 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. Manga – Japanese comic books – […] Fred Patten No responses June 29, 2014
  • Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement with Random House   August 28th is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, a watershed moment in the struggle for civil rights and Random House Children’s Books has been celebrating with a fabulous Civil Rights Movement blog tour. Today, it is my great honor to be part of that tour […] Gina Ruiz No responses August 24, 2013
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission.   The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art Authors:  Stephen D. Korshak and J. David Spurlock […] Fred Patten No responses July 2, 2013
  • Scholastic Discover More: World War II Scholastic Discover More: World War II Author: Sean Callery Publisher: Scholastic Reference (March 1, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0545479754 ISBN-13: 978-0545479752 I’m quickly learning to love the Scholastic Discover More series of books. The grandchildren love them and for me, they are a wealth of information. In World War II, a visual history of the […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 31, 2013
  • Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia Photographer: Jim Naughten Introduction: Lutz Marten Publisher: Merrell Publishers (February 19, 2013) ISBN-10: 185894600X ISBN-13: 978-1858946009 It’s always interesting to learn about cultures and people from far away lands. That’s one of the reasons I read so much and I am well used to being swept away […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 27, 2013
  • Fred Patten Reviews Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today’s Popular Cartoons Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today’s Popular Cartoons Author: Christopher Hart Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications ISBN-10: 0-8230-0714-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-8230-0714-1 Christopher Hart has been writing best-selling “how to draw” books since the 1980s. Wikipedia says, “His [2001] book, ‘Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics,’ was the number one art book in the country for an […] Fred Patten No responses February 11, 2013
  • Fred Patten Reviews Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons Author: Fiona Deans Halloran Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press ISBN-10: 0-8078-3587-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-3587-6 Today Thomas Nast is known vaguely as the 19th century political cartoonist who created the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant; whose cartoons brought down a notoriously corrupt New York politician; and […] Fred Patten No responses January 31, 2013