Search Results: "Andrew Burstein"


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THE PASSIONS OF ANDREW JACKSON by Andrew Burstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2003

"Nicely written and generally well-considered: particularly useful for students of the Jacksonian era."
Brawler, liar, adulterer, murderer. This was one of the great presidents? Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S JUBILEE by Andrew Burstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2001

"Burstein's evocative reconstruction shows Americans pausing to consider where they had been and where they were going. (20 b&w illustrations, 2 maps)"
An affecting portrait of the US on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Readers who believe dreams are predictive will likely enjoy this book, which is really only saved by the author's talent as a writer. Burstein should drop the dream interpreting and stick to the history of our forefathers."
An acclaimed historian dives headlong into the dreams of some iconic Americans. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An important reassessment of Irving that restores him to his rightful place as a founder of American literature."
The first major biography in a half-century of one of America's first professional writers, from a historian (History/Univ. of Tulsa) who specializes in early America (Jefferson's Secrets, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"He succeeds, and students of Jefferson will find his latest effort most illuminating."
Among the things that absorbed the Founding Father's waking thoughts: death, sex, God, and diarrhea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A welcome addition to the literature exploring American history's ideological underpinnings."
A scholarly, exhaustively detailed account of how America's founding generation used the "language of sentiment" to establish a benevolent, romantic self-image for the new nation. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >