Search Results: "Catharine Arnold"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"This history of sex work is titillating but poorly organized, and it fails to offer a compelling argument."
A chronological history of prostitution in London. Read full book review >

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NECROPOLIS by Catharine Arnold
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"From plague-pit burial to grand heraldic cortege, a straightforward memento mori."
Everything you always wanted to know about perishing in London. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Source notes; appendices; bibliography; b&w photo insert and index not seen. (Biography. 11-13)"
Brimming with hero worship, the Doherty's account of ``the most well-known celebrity in the world,'' ``living proof that the American Dream [is] still alive...'' has an Algeresque flavor. Read full book review >

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SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"No index or bibliography; profusely illustrated with b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 11-13)"
A hard look at the youth and career (up to Terminator 2) of ``the most famous real strong man in history.'' Lipsyte draws connections between the contempt with which young Arnold was treated by his father and the ruthless, bullying competitor he grew to be: fear of being thought weak has fueled his determination to win at any cost. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find. (source notes, quotation notes, maps [not seen]) (Biography. 11-14)"
If only Benedict Arnold had died sooner. Read full book review >

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"A fair and stimulating look at an immensely gifted, immensely flawed figure."
The reputation of Arnold Toynbee—whose Study of History was called by Time magazine "the best available guide to the meaning of history and the destiny of humankind"—has over the intervening years slipped into a scholarly limbo. Read full book review >

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THE REAL BENEDICT ARNOLD by Jim Murphy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"An important addition to collections on the American Revolution. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The name Benedict Arnold has become synonymous with the word "traitor," but the real Benedict Arnold is a more complicated entity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Although Martin can be rather heavy-handed in pressing his central theme that Arnold's concern was to restore his family's reputation, this is still a worthy exposÇ of a truth underlying a cherished American myth. (24 illustrations, not seen)"
Renowned traitors are almost always heroes who have gone astray, otherwise what would be the tragedy of the betrayal? Read full book review >

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ARNOLD ALWAYS ANSWERS by Deborah Kotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Attractive, thoughtfully crafted. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Taking an unusually creative approach to dramatizing antonyms, Kotter's debut book presents a preschooler's day through queries posed by his mother, from the first time she asks, ``Awake or asleep?'' and he hops out of bed until the second time, when he's too drowsy to hear her last whisper. Read full book review >