Search Results: "Caroline Moorehead"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A vivid portrait of resistance in dark, perilous times that is not without contemporary relevance."
A history of the Italian family who mounted an intrepid campaign against Mussolini. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2005

"A compassionate and sterling chronicler rescues from facelessness the victim-survivors of man's inhumanity to man."
Journalist and biographer Moorehead (Gellhorn, 2003, etc.) provides a passionate brief on behalf of millions of refugees across the globe. Read full book review >

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BERTRAND RUSSELL by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Moorehead shapes Russell's complex character into a vivid and compelling portrait: an exemplary accomplishment. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
Ambitious biography by Moorehead (ed., Betrayal, 1990, etc.) of one of the most fascinating of modern British lives, taking in a century of social and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"In a fair trade-off for a good read, Moorehead bypasses recent unearthings of Schliemann's flaws in favor of a celebration of his inspiring achievements and a retracing of the convoluted trail of his legacy to the present day. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
British writer Moorehead (Bertrand Russell, 1993, etc.) rounds out her sympathetic treatment of Heinrich Schliemann with the events leading to the recent rediscovery in Moscow of the Trojan treasures he unearthed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A sound study of research and extensive interviewing."
Compelling stories of a group of brave French women in Nazi-occupied France. Read full book review >

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GELLHORN by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A tough woman and marvelous writer gets her due."
A grand journalist and feminist emerges from Papa's shadow in this high-toned—but oh-so-juicy—life by veteran biographer Moorehead (Dunant's Dream, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Dunant's Dream is a major work by a gifted writer. (32 pages photos)"
An eloquent examination of the evolution of the Red Cross from its modest inception in the mid-19th century to its present status as the world's preeminent relief organization. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Sumptuous account of Revolutionary Europe."
The sensational story of a woman whose enduring spirit encapsulates one of the most dynamic periods of modern European history. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE OF SECRETS by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Moorehead's knowledge of the people, the area and the history make this one of the most engrossing survival stories of World War II."
Moorehead (A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, 2011) recounts the story of a small area in eastern France where opposition to the Nazis succeeded for years. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

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HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The elements of a good story are present, but its telling lacks resonance, character development and depth of understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A mother who disappears, two brothers left alone and a seemingly kindly neighbor make up the ingredients of this unsuccessful story about troubled families. Read full book review >