Search Results: "Carl Sferrazza Anthony"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2005

"For good and ill—and, at times, to her husband's chagrin—Nellie Taft was far from the standard-issue first lady. Anthony paints a vivid portrait."
"Unconventional" is right: a pleasing biography of a beer-drinking, card-playing, cigarette-smoking presidential wife who insisted on a place at the political table, paving the way for successors such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 1991

Following up his 1990 history of First Ladies prior to 1961, Anthony now tracks the Presidents' wives as they flexed their political muscle more openly and encountered more controversy in the age of mass media. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's been well-trod ground for the past 40 years, and this work will add little to the copious literature already out there."
The domestic side of Camelot in words and pictures—familiar fare—from presidential historian Anthony (Florence Harding, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"While sometimes overly reflective of Anthony's painstaking research, this biography is a fascinating account of one of the most complex of all the political wives of this century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing biography with unmistakably powerful contemporary parallels to recent presidential spouses, from Anthony (First Ladies, 2 vols., 1990, 1991). Read full book review >

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CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"However, despite credits for Sandburg's writings and many grateful acknowledgments, there is no indication of the written sources used for the primary text. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A clever organization and nostalgic ink-and-watercolor illustrations cannot save this picture-book biography of one of the 20th century's great men of letters. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CARL SAGAN by William Poundstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A readable and comprehensive life of a fascinating subject."
Carl Sagan was without question the most famous scientist since Einstein. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BURGESS by Roger Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2004

"Trenchant and dogged, expunging the biographer of a 20-year anxiety of influence."
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >