Search Results: "Andrea Warren"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

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WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >

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WE RODE THE ORPHAN TRAINS by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As fascinating as the original and a worthy sequel. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
From 1854 to 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned boys and girls were cleaned up, dressed in new clothes, and turned over to the custody of the agents of the Children's Aid Society. Read full book review >

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PIONEER GIRL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"They just did what had to be done.' (index, not seen, b&w photos, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
Warren, basing her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder about her pioneer childhood in Nebraska, also tells the riveting story of life on the prairie and the determination of the families who settled there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2009

"A unique perspective on a pivotal Civil War campaign. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This engrossing account of the 1863 siege of Vicksburg chronicles the event through the experiences of three young people from December 1862 through the aftermath of the surrender on July 4, 1863. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN OATES by Susan Compo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informative, welcome portrait of an underappreciated American icon."
Never quite a star, actor's actor Warren Oates gets his due in a lively biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A lively biography and an interesting lens through which to see a venerated author. (source notes, bibliography, author's note, index) (Nonfiction 10-14)"
A well-researched biography explores how Charles Dickens used his stories to effect social change for London's most destitute children. Read full book review >