Search Results: "Albert Marrin"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A valuable aid in understanding a historical period that continues to resonate. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)
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This exploration of Thomas Paine and his passionate writings in support of liberty provides insight into a turbulent period of change in the United States, England and France. Read full book review >

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FDR AND THE AMERICAN CRISIS by Albert Marrin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Students of the period will be captivated. (source notes, further reading; index and photo credits not seen) (Biography. 12-18)"
A comprehensive examination of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency and its legacy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Required reading on a topic that can only grow in importance to readers who will be living that 'social, political, and military history.' (endnotes, index, black-and-white photos) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Opinionated, cogent perspectives on the role of fossil fuels in human history. 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 >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"This is a competent, comprehensive social history that occasionally gets muddled because of the many strands of the story. (bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 resulted in the greatest loss of life in a New York City workplace until the 9/11 attacks nearly a century later. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Comprehensive and coherent, a superb history. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
After his recent Unconditional Surrender: Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War (1993), Marrin returns with it's companion volume about that other great Civil War general, Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The extensive bibliography of the author's sources contains no guide to sources for young readers. (notes, additional reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Andrew Jackson's belief in union kept secessionists at bay for a generation, but his actions toward Native Americans were "an evil which must forever stain his memory." Read full book review >

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OH, RATS! by Albert Marrin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Even the most rat-o-phobic reader will emerge with a heightened appreciation for the hardy rodent. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The lore and science of rats receive an enthusiastic treatment in this handsome 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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VERY, VERY, VERY DREADFUL by Albert Marrin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Not one to shy away from unnerving details, Marrin relays what researchers and scientist express today: another influenza pandemic will unquestionably strike again. (notes, bibliography, further reading, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A comprehensive history of the influenza pandemic of 1918, the worst global killer that humankind has experienced. Read full book review >