Search Results: "Brent Ashabranner"


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A STRANGE AND DISTANT SHORE by Brent Ashabranner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fine and important work. (b&w and full-color photos, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In a work subtitled ``Indians of the Great Plains in Exile,'' Ashabranner (Our Beckoning Borders, p. 64, etc.) writes of the exile of 72 leaders and great warriors of the indigenous peoples of the Great Plains in 1873 to a grim, dank, old Spanish fort in St. Read full book review >

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THE NEW AFRICAN AMERICANS by Brent Ashabranner
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"This quick survey is equally suited to specific assignment reading or to fill in background for any student of immigration. (index, not seen, b&w photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Ashabranner sandwiches introductions to several recent immigrants from Africa—revisiting one who was profiled in his Still a Nation of Immigrants (1993)—between historical accounts of "immigration" patterns, and a general description of modern Africa. Read full book review >

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THE TIMES OF MY LIFE by Brent Ashabranner
Released: Nov. 3, 1990

The author of many thoughtful photoessays, including Dark Harvest (1986), about migrant workers, and Always to Remember (1988), about the Vietnam Memorial, recounts the most significant events in his own unusual, productive life. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 1990

A gentle, intelligent portrait of the Virginia site that has become a national shrine where members of the armed services are honored with dignified tradition and carefully honed ritual. Read full book review >

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BORN TO THE LAND by Brent Ashabranner
Released: March 15, 1989

Though less a portrait of Luna County, New Mexico, and its county seat—Deming—than a series of portraits of some of its more successful ranch and farm families, this nonetheless gives a good sense of what it might be like to live in this unique, relatively unfamiliar region. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Where there is an interest in memorials, the study is adequate. (index, bibliography, including the URL for the Memorial) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The Korean conflict, 1950-53, is called "America's forgotten war," although the thousands of people from several nations who were involved in it could not forget the long and bitter fighting under excruciating conditions. Read full book review >

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STILL A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS by Brent Ashabranner
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos of varying quality, including some likable portraits; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Combining interviews and personal observation with facts and statistics, a compelling, well-balanced look at the major issues surrounding US immigration today, beginning with a historical overview of the subject. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Ashabranner's comments about youthful illegals will be of particular interest to young readers; his is a levelheaded approach to an incendiary topic at a compact length. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A balanced, factual discussion of the problem of illegal immigration to the US, in which Ashabranner (Still a Nation of Immigrants, 1993, etc.) focuses primarily on the Mexican border. Read full book review >

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AN ANCIENT HERITAGE by Brent Ashabranner
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

A fascinating picture of this large but inconspicuous group (between two and three million). Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
North of Tibet, bordering on Pakistan and Afghanistan, lies Xinjiang: a vast 20% of China's area, comprised of the terrible Taklamakan Desert (home to untapped petroleum and China's nuclear tests) ringed with oases fed by mountain snows. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALKERS by Brent Hartinger
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

After his parents' deaths, Zach is doomed to live under his grandparents' rule on a remote island. Read full book review >