Search Results: "Albert DeMeo"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"Heartfelt and capably written, but a distinctly minor contribution to mob lit."
Or, Papa was an Al Capone. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Contemporary illustrations (mostly portraits); source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Dramatic yet well balanced, a biography framed by chapters outlining Grant's earlier and later life while focusing on his major military campaigns and offering perspectives of civilians in charge as well as of generals and the soldiers who carried out their orders. Read full book review >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Often regarded as the inspiration behind Indiana Jones, renowned dinosaur hunter Andrews marks an apt change of pace for Marrin, best known for rousing accounts of wars and generals. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Santa Fe trail. (b&w photos and reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Marrin (The Sea King, 1995, etc.) retraces the Spanish conquest of the American Southwest in this distinctive, authentically illustrated volume. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS by Albert Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"One only hopes this Proustian stomp ain't over yet."
The latest volume in Murray's sweet and smooth roman Ö fleuve (Trainwhistle Guitar, 1976; The Spyglass Tree, 1991) takes his boy Scooter into early manhood and up from the South; it's a self- consciously heroic tale of a charmed life, patterned on the ``vamps, choruses, riffs, call and response patterns, breaks, chases, and so on'' of jazz. Read full book review >

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BEYOND by Albert Goldbarth
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"More tummler, barker, and prankster than poet, Goldbarth patches together poems from the thinnest material: his pile-on sensibility cries out for an editorial pencil, despite his affable personality throughout the volume."
A National Book Critics Circle Award winner for his Heaven and Earth, and the author of numerous other volumes of verse, Goldbarth relies on a wealth of odd facts and arcane information as points of departure for his often gimmicky poems. Read full book review >

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APPOINTMENT IN MAY by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Muddled detective work, but the powerful climax makes you realize how deeply Albert's burrowed into his sorry cast."
It looks as if p.i. Read full book review >

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BELLE DU SEIGNEUR by Albert Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"This is a great novel, and its appearance here in English translation really is, as they say, a literary event."
The first US publication of a celebrated 1968 work that won France's Grand Prix du Roman and earned its late author (18951981) comparison with Joyce and Proust and serious Nobel Prize consideration. Read full book review >

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THE CYBELENE CONSPIRACY by Albert Noyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2005

"Noyer's enthusiastic curiosity is effectively channeled through his two attractive protagonists: a smooth narrative packed with fascinating historical detail."
A fifth-century Nick and Nora crack secret codes, enjoy an impromptu maritime adventure, and hang out with gladiators in their second mystery caper. Read full book review >

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BROTHEL by Alexa Albert
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"There's some news here, particularly on how sex workers can help prevent the spread of disease. But there's not much depth, and readers are likely to respond to Albert's report from the field with a shrug."
An unrevealing glimpse of daily life in the sex trade. Read full book review >