Search Results: "Barbara A. Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSE KENNEDY by Barbara A. Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2013

"A mostly useful portrait of an overlooked figure in American political history."
Serviceable life of the matriarch of a storied—and notably tragic—political clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING POINT by Perry A. Ulander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"A compulsively readable book for anyone who lived through the Vietnam era—or who wants an idea of what it was like."
A former GI recalls his tour of duty in Vietnam, and it's not quite the story readers may expect. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"The author, who has traveled to other remote areas for her photo essays (Kanu of Kathmandu, 1992) captures some splendid images, but remains a tourist. (Nonfiction. 10)"
Striking color photos and a brief text provide tantalizing glimpses of two remote and unusual cultures; but since little effort is made to compare them, the reader is left with compelling but fleeting images of the bizarre and beautiful, rather than an understanding of either. Read full book review >

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OLBALBAL by Barbara A. Margolies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, an adequate additional purchase where demand is high and Kroll's Masai and I (1992) needs supplementing. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
The traditional semi-nomadic life of the Masai of Tanzania. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE JUST BEYOND by Barbara A. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Though Smith hasn't created a particularly believable voice (Callie thinks, acts, and speaks in a manner younger than her 13 years), her spare first novel imparts a comforting message about saying goodbye. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When Callie, staying with her Aunt Lil for the summer, finds that her beloved grandmother is in the last stages of life, she must overcome her fear and sorrow in order to help Gramma let go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Richly illustrated with black-and-white medieval maps, drawings, illustrations, photographs, documents, and artifacts, this impressive history captures an era—its glory and its breadth. (chronology, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A scholarly but involving history of the Middle Ages, roughly covering the 5th—15th centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Margolies, who invited her "long-time friend and guide" to bring his daughter, Rehema, on a tour of their country, now tells the story of her first venture away from home in Rehema's voice—a device that adds some interest despite an annoying overabundance of exclamation points. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Exemplary scholarship that blends traditional, painstaking research with contemporary approaches and understandings. (Ten halftones)"
In a densely informative, fluid, and often charming study, Hanawalt (History/University of Minnesota) dashes the widely accepted notions that medieval society lacked the concepts of childhood and adolescence as we understand them, and that it disallowed the cultural space for the expression of these states of development. Read full book review >

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BONES AND THE BIG YELLOW MYSTERY #1 by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery (ISBN: 0-670-05948-X) is the second in the series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, introduces a new easy-reader mystery series with this story about a junior detective named Jeffrey Bones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Just when historical sideroads and blow-by-blow battle depictions threaten to swamp readers, Perry veers back to Oates and Chamberlain, the twin Everymen of his satisfying, wide-lens perspective on history. (16 b&w photos not seen) (History Book Club main selection; author tour)"
Focusing on two Civil War heroes who commanded opposing regiments at Gettysburg, this dual biography forges an expansive, dramatic, highly readable history of the generation that came of age during that fateful conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFEND AND BETRAY by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Overall: another winner in this fine series."
Victorian London society is shocked by the bizarre killing of General Thaddeus Carlyon during a dinner party at the elegant home of Maxim and Louisa Furnival. Read full book review >