Search Results: "Andrew Burstein"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MADISON AND JEFFERSON by Andrew Burstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A superb book that greatly deepens our understanding of these founders."
A monumental account of a 50-year political partnership that shaped the early history of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

An erstwhile alarmist's reassessment of the socioeconomic threat posed by Japan in the wake of its recent success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This scrappy tale is a testament to what a powerful will can- -and can't—do in the face of severe MS."
This gritty story of a woman's desperate struggle to overcome severe chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is a sometimes grating reminder that the disabled are no better than the rest of us. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY LIVES OF ELTON JOHN by Susan Crimp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"Thinly done, though John makes it all easy reading."
Second, and weaker, bio of Elton John this season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Stimulating accounts of what is being accomplished by an ambitious generation."
An inspiring look at what the millennial generation is doing in America. Read full book review >