Search Results: "Carol Berkin"


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THE BILL OF RIGHTS by Carol Berkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"A highly readable American history lesson that provides a deeper understanding of the Bill of Rights, the fears that generated it and the miracle of the amendments."
Though we often take the Bill of Rights for granted, it took a monumental fight to get it approved. Berkin (History/Baruch Coll.; Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, 2014, etc.) deftly examines its passage.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Roughly 60 to 70 pages on each of the four political crises, filled with speeches, letters, editorials, polemics, debates, and legislation, may daunt some readers, but Berkin makes a reasonable case that the Founders' resolve left the U.S. a viable nation."
A historian offers a "closer look at the 1790s" designed to "remind us that nationalism and patriotism once carried more positive meanings—and give us reason to believe they can do so again." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"Berkin once again provides a fresh perspective on women in American history."
Biography of three important women from the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A wonderful introduction to this fascinating subject."
A marvelously readable yet scholarly history of women's social, economic, religious, and political roles in America from the founding of the Chesapeake Bay colonies through the Revolution. Read full book review >

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WONDROUS BEAUTY by Carol Berkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2014

"A wonderful story of a woman who managed to achieve independence and leave her mark in a world not quite ready for her."
Biography of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1875-1879), who fought against the conventions of her time in "a country that lauded self-interest and self-fulfillment for its men but confinement and sacrifice for their wives." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The oft-told story of the making of the Constitution always deserves retelling, and Berkin is just right for the job."
A lucid study in constitutional history and a meditation on the decline of small-r republican values in the age of the imperial presidency. Read full book review >

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CUT TO WAGSTAFF by Jim Berkin
Released: June 14, 2012

"A quirky conglomeration of popular culture that's worth the price of admission."
Wagstaff, a modern Renaissance man, believes the universe speaks to him through images of film scenes as he follows clues that lead him to humorous, harrowing situations. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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AVA AND PIP by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"'Helping others helps you too' is Weston's essential message, and her story ably illustrates the point. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Weston sums up her new diary-style middle-grade novel when lively 10-year-old Ava writes that she hopes someday to write a book about "a good kid who does a bad thing and sometimes feels invisible, but who helps her sister find her voice and ends up finding her own." Read full book review >