Search Results: "AK Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

AK by Peter Dickinson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two thoughtful books hinging on the ironic contrasts between rumor, garbled press coverage, and reality have received recent awards: Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991, Newbery Honor) is a satirical look at muddy thinking and inarticulate communication in small-town America; AK (Whitbread Award, 1990) dramatizes the tragic consequences of misinformation in an invented but realistically drawn African nation (Dickinson was born in what is now Zambia). Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 2012

"When this sometimes superficial collection hits, which it does more than it misses, it's very funny."
In her first solo work, Turner (co-author: Drinking With Dead Women Writers, 2012) shares a series of essays on being normal—where normal involves copious amounts of alcohol, dreams of becoming a secret agent, and the sometimes-gratuitous use of the word "bitch." Read full book review >

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TURNER by Franny Moyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Moyle writes that young Turner was 'an instinctive and tireless networker, massively self-motivated, undeterrable in his determination.' This excellent biography shows the benefits, and the pitfalls, of such single-minded obsession."
He was the finest landscape painter of his time, and he knew it. This new biography explains why. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"A short biography, but one no less satisfying for the wide-ranging erudition Ackroyd brings to the task."
An acutely limned miniature of J.M.W. Turner (1775-51), whose watercolors, engravings and spectacular oils mark him as England's greatest painter of air, earth and water. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Robert Kenner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The text of this book is well-supported by many excellent full-color reproductions of Turner's work, but not of his contemporaries (conspicuously absent is John Constable, who's mentioned often) or the Impressionists. (index) (Biography. 8-13)"
In the First Impressions series, a biography of Turner, whose revolutionary painting style preceded the artists he most influenced, Monet and other Impressionists, by almost a hundred years. Read full book review >

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NAT TURNER by Kenneth Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2003

"An illuminating stew of antebellum Southern history, ethnic relations, and contemporary social literature."
The famed leader of a 19th-century slave uprising and his now largely forgotten followers come up for scholarly reappraisal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"A gossipy, human-scale rundown on an American original whose larger-than-life ambitions and appetites have yet to be sated. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Having predicted that high-profile news readers were an endangered species in Anchors (1990), the Goldbergs follow up with a dirt-dishing biography of the madcap media mogul who has done as much as anyone to imperil network television. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A scholarly achievement, thick with details. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A biography of Turner, whose famous thesis, ``The Significance of the Frontier in American History,'' is known to generations of American history students. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Fully documented source notes; bibliography; B&w photo insert and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
A balanced, fair portrayal of an African-American rebel against slavery, whose bloody actions hardened positions on both sides of abolition and helped bring on the Civil War. Read full book review >