Search Results: "Carson Morton"


BOOK REVIEW

STEALING MONA LISA by Carson Morton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Like La Joconde, Carson's debut novel is set in an elegant frame—a newspaper reporter wrests the amazing story from a dying Valfierno—that still isn't as finely crafted as what lies inside."
A world-class art thief snatches a world-famous masterpiece from under the noses of its guardians in 1911 Paris. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Carson partisans may find this memoir self-serving (what memoir isn't?), but most readers will be captivated by this high-definition, off-camera, extreme close-up view of the enigmatic entertainer."
The King of Late Night's lawyer, confidant, tennis partner and butt of his "Bombastic Bushkin" gags appraises their 18-year relationship. Read full book review >

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KIT CARSON by David Remley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"With a biographical essay and index, this proves a solid, clear-eyed history lesson in the making of the Wild West."
A fair-minded, sympathetic reappraisal of the Kentucky-born mountain man who was more of a guide and trapper than killer of Indians. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARSON VALLEY by Bill Barich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1997

"A quietly but genuinely remarkable debut."
First novel from the author of a story collection (Hard to Be Good, 1987) and of a nonfiction attempt to define the great state of California (Big Dreams, 1994). Read full book review >

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DEAR MR. CARSON by Elizabeth Ridley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"A great young-adult novel—as it should be billed."
Plucky pre-teen breaks out of fat camp and embarks upon a cross-country adventure in search of her late-night TV idol. Read full book review >

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HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"Delightful verse and surprisingly useful tips make this a winner."
McCandless' (Six Poems and a Song, 2017, etc.) light-verse guide to surviving middle school explains and rates common dangers and provides survival tips. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON AND HER BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Ultimately, too many unconnected facts are dropped in to the text to help children understand her life and accomplishments. (source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Silent Spring did indeed change the world, but Rachel Carson's story cannot be folded easily into 32 pages. Read full book review >