Search Results: "Andrew Nagorski"


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LAST STOP VIENNA by Andrew Nagorski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The history and thoroughly believable up-and-down career of an early Nazi fall victim to a strange 'what if?' anticlimax. (For another fictional rendering of Hitler's 'love' affair with the gorgeous Geli, see Ron Hansen's Hitler's Niece, 1999.)"
An early Brownshirt gets involved with Hitler's niece and alters the course of history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Serviceable but lackluster account."
An examination of what was indeed the greatest battle, numerically and perhaps otherwise, in history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"An engrossing study of the times made more fascinating and incredible in retrospect."
A contextually rich look at the buildup of Nazi power, revealing the feebleness of Americans' assessment of the future danger. Read full book review >

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THE NAZI HUNTERS by Andrew Nagorski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"Packed with the tangled, riveting detail of the many cases, this is more sensational reading than astute legal analysis—but absorbing nonetheless."
A detailed look at the grim work of tracking Nazis over the decades since World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

"Savvy perspectives on Mitteleuropa's keystone states at critical historical junctures."
A solid report on how three Eastern European nations are faring in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"An author's note includes extensive information on the sources and research for the story; a bibliography and map of key sites are also included. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Today's kids might not know the name of Daniel Boone (or what a coonskin cap is), but this original tall tale explains why Boone wore that distinctive hat as a boy, and why he stopped wearing it, too. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An inventive take-off on the boyhood lives of Willy and Orv, as they called each other, two curious and imaginative boys who became famous for launching aviation history. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With his typically breezy illustrations, Glass puts a different spin on the story of the Wright brothers, recreating a childhood incident in the spirit of a folk tale. Read full book review >

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CHARLES T. McBIDDLE by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"In words and pictures, Glass effectively parlays an archetypal rite of passage into an even more universal message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A classic childhood monster comes out of the bedroom closet (where it frequently lurks in children's books) and climbs onto Charles Tarzan McBiddle's bike. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE by Andrew Norriss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An appealing afterlife account with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A phantom friend makes a life-changing difference in the lives of three English middle schoolers. Read full book review >

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FLYING CARS by Andrew Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Start your engines and get ready to take off for an amazing read. (author's note, glossary, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Cars that fly? Only in stories like Harry Potter or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or fantasy films, right? Nope, flying cars have been in existence since the beginning of the 1900s. Who knew?Read full book review >