Books by George Sullivan

Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Tom's personal and professional relationships with Barnum make this biography a superb complement to Candace Fleming's The Great and Only Barnum (2009). (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Long before the Internet, 24-hour news cycles and social networking, the 25-inch-tall General Tom Thumb was a household name in both the United States and Europe. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2006

"A fine companion to Elizabeth Partridge's Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange (1998) and Susan Goldman Rubin's Margaret Bourke-White (1999). (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Berenice Abbott was a "fierce champion of photographic realism." Read full book review >
THE CIVIL WAR AT SEA by George Sullivan
Released: March 1, 2001

"He also profiles the careers of Matthew Brady and several less well-known photographers, adding another level of interest to a multi-stranded survey. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In this companion to Portraits of War: Civil War Photographers and Their Work (1998), Sullivan presents an album of the prominent ships and men who fought on both sides, matched to an engrossing account of the war's progress: at sea, on the Mississippi, and along the South's well-defended coastline. Read full book review >
HELEN KELLER by George Sullivan
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Satisfying the requirement for 100-page biography reports, this adds little else to the field. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The compelling lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan are interwoven with quotations from their own writing in a choppy, flat, rehashing of the now-familiar story of Keller's vast potential and the brilliant teaching skills that grew to make Helen's social and intellectual life rich, but negated any semblance of a personal life for Anne. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An informative and inviting introduction to the sport that is fast growing in popularity. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Sullivan (Black Artists in Photography, 18401940, p. 974, etc.) pitches his book at those new to snowboarding, covering types of boards, boots, bindings, and appropriate clothing. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An exceptional cultural history. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Six chapters in the history of American photography, with biographies of the following artists: Jules Lion, a Frenchman who was one of the first daguerreotypists in this country; Augustus Washington, a black intellectual who ran a photography salon in Hartford before emigrating to Liberia; James P. Ball, one of the most celebrated photographers of the latter half of the 19th century; the Saginaw-based Goodridge Brothers, who photographed historical events and landscapes as well as portraits; and two 20th-century black photographers of black subjects, Cornelius M. Battey, who was influenced by Stieglitz's idea of pictorialism and worked for The Crisis, and Addison Scurlock, who recorded the lives of the African-American community in Washington, D.C., during the first half of this century. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Bibliography, index. (Biography. 11+)"
A meticulous portrait of a pioneer American photographer. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Both these useful titles include well-chosen b&w photos and other illustrative materials, all appropriately captioned, plus a glossary, bibliography, and index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In a clear account of American presidential politics, with an emphasis on historical development, Sullivan represents the system, warts and all, as the best in the world. Read full book review >
CARS by George Sullivan
by George Sullivan, illustrated by Ernie Norcia
Released: June 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A look at the creation of a new automobile from planning and prototype-testing through assembly, delivery, and dealer prep, with a spread near the end on racing cars. Read full book review >