Search Results: "Albert Marrin"


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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: 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: 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 >