Search Results: "Albert Marrin"


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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

Marrin's approach to the story of the Dust Bowl is unique in its focus on ecology, arguing that the ignorant and exploitive practices of farmers, hunters and ranchers made the catastrophe worse than it needed to be. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Marrin's book may be useful to young readers for its extent of documented information, but they may find better reading elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Marrin's biography of our first president is packed with information, but is problematic in its presentation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Most surprising is the depiction of Morgan's civic role, as governor of Port Royal, Jamaica (1680—1682), which benefitted not only from the buccaneer's ill-gotten gold, but a thriving slave market as well. (index, not seen, b&w illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-15)"
The pirate tactics of the 17th century would be considered terrorism today, but that didn't prevent governments of the time from hiring Henry Morgan (1635—1688) and his ilk to pillage on their behalf; Morgan received a royal commission, at age 33, to learn whether Spain really intended to invade Jamaica and was ultimately rewarded with a knighthood. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A powerfully written, emotion-packed, highly biased account of America's involvement in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive portrait of an ever-fascinating figure. (source notes, further reading, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
John Brown's fight to end slavery in the United States is presented in a broad historical context that reveals an impact far beyond the time it occurred. Read full book review >