Search Results: "Albert Bitterman"


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AN ARTIST’S AMERICA by Michael Albert
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2008

"In sum, a lighthearted and 'green' approach that melds creation and recycling. (workshop suggestions) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Organic fruit-juice entrepreneur Albert (founder of Sir Real Juices) shares his passion for pop-art-inspired collages that incorporate the ubiquitous "modern hieroglyphics" of mass-market consumer packaging. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A comprehensive resource for young researchers. (index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An assassin's bullet killed William McKinley and made Theodore Roosevelt the 26th president of the United States, the youngest in American history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This absence of specific source notes and a somewhat histrionic tendency to refer to smallpox as 'the Speckled Monster' weaken the whole a bit, but it remains a readable and compelling offering, and presents a nicely detailed companion to Giblin's When Plague Strikes (1995). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A compelling twin biography of both Edward Jenner, inventor of the vaccine for smallpox, and of the disease itself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1995

"Hero or villain, Drake emerges as an unforgettable persona in a masterly work. (bibliography, notes, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Marrin (Virginia's General, 1994, etc.) once again focuses on a complex, flamboyant figure as a way to introduce an extraordinary time of chaos and change. Read full book review >

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BURNING MARCH by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1994

"Routine work for Dave, smartly told, with Philadelphia locations as memorable as the characters aren't."
Disbarred Philadelphia lawyer-turned-p.i. Read full book review >

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LETTERS by Albert Schweitzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A priceless addition to the Schweitzer legacy; a posthumous gift to the world from a man who made every second count."
The first collection in English of Schweitzer letters proves to be a smashing introduction to the life and work of the nonagenarian polymath (1875-1965). Read full book review >

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The Statement by Albert Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A bildungsroman that convincingly evokes a turbulent era."
An act of perjury leads to years of struggle and heartache in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, the author's skillful interviewing, synthesis, and organization of materialand her subjects' apparent clinical depth and thoughtfulnessmake for a rewarding work."
Based on interviews with 12 articulate and seemingly skillful clinicians, a close study of the craft (first) and science (second) of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Read full book review >

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THE REBEL by Albert Camus
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1954

"This exploration into nihilism and rebellion in which Camus spins the globe of ideas to point out new and stimulating areas of thought will be appreciated by the literary and intellectual as an expression of contemporary thought in the world of letters on the world at large."
Albert Camus, esteemed author of The Plague, The Stranger, and other works outstanding in the contemporary literary scene, clarifies and expands his philosophy in an essay which is at least as literary as it is philosophical. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGUE by Albert Camus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1948

"It may command critical rather than popular attention."
By the Frenchman who, with Sartre, shares a leading position in European literature, this is a work of considerable significance and stature, distinguished by its clarity, its composure, and above all, its scrupulous classicism. Read full book review >

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NOTEBOOKS 1942-1951 by Albert Camus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"In a dehumanized era he held to 'boyish' ideals, to giving to life courage, beauty, style."
Are the journals of writers really significant? Read full book review >