Traxel, whose previous book was a life of Rockwell Kent, is more at home with minor topics, with fads, trends, and the trivial-but-telling -- with the personal rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse, the ethos of Omaha businessmen's clubs, the baking and marketing of the Uneeda Biscuit, and magazine pieces addressing such questions as "What becomes of the gentleman in the age of democratic equality?" Consistently amusing, maddeningly
myopic, as busy, bright, and inconclusive as a year-end issue of Time, 1898 isn't new light on history, it's history lite.
Again, the process of arriving at written action plans can be straightforward but maddeningly
If the Scripps Institute of Oceanography gets its way, whales and other marine mammals may soon find their ocean realm invaded by noise on a maddeningly
It was maddeningly
difficult to get others to understand how serious I really was and, over time, I became quite frustrated.
The requirement that dividends from each noncontrolled section 902 company be placed in a separate "basket' has generally been recognized as among the most maddeningly
, mind-numbingly complex rules of the 1986 Act's provisions.
What he did find was a building complex of ample dimensions and maddeningly
enigmatic purpose -- not a temple despite the profusion of architectural terracottas, rather a large courtyard with cloisters on all four sides -- a meeting hall, it is suggested, of a North Etruscan League.
Tracking down the maddeningly
scanty source evidence and pursuing every possible conjecture, Monfasani has been able to construct all we can know for the moment about Fernando - still a fragmentary picture - and offer it in this cumulative "dossier."
You know it's summer when the maddeningly
repetitive tune of the ice cream vendor sends your kids into a frenzy--and lets the tantalizing thought of ice cream threaten your weight-loss program.
It must have been maddeningly
frustrating for poor Mary who was hardly someone to whom the tag "shrinking violet" could ever be attached and who had impeccable sources for her story.
I suppose it was maddeningly
instinctual for me to try to find anti-Semitism behind Eric Cantor's shocking primary defeat last Tuesday.
The characters remain maddeningly
blank, but Thompson seems to believe that readers have already fallen in love with Lyra's antics, and they have gained somewhat more coherence and intelligence than in the first novel.
And, while gaming technology might have moved on from the simplicity of brightly coloured bricks, Tetris still remains maddeningly
addictive even today.