Search Results: "Catherine Merridale"


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LENIN ON THE TRAIN by Catherine Merridale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"A superbly written narrative history that draws together and makes sense of scattered data, anecdotes, and minor episodes, affording us a bigger picture of events that we now understand to be transformative."
British historian Merridale (Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin, 2013, etc.) fills a lacuna in the canonical record of Soviet communism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"Revealing history that renders the struggles on the Eastern Front in telling detail and with searching moral scrutiny."
Glorified by Soviet myth-makers as simple, heroic "Ivan," the common soldier in the Red Army in fact grappled with despair and his own government as well as the Nazis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2001

"Written with consummate skill and enormous compassion."
A wrenchingly poignant examination of how the Russian people have coped with a century of tragedy and loss. Read full book review >

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RED FORTRESS by Catherine Merridale
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Visitors of Russia and social historians alike will benefit from Merridale's thoroughgoing research and lively writing."
Comprehensive study of Moscow's walled city, for centuries a byword for power, secrecy and cruelty. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Light and entertaining fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Solomon Crocodile annoys and irritates the other creatures in the swamp. Read full book review >

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A SPREE IN PAREE by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Mais oui. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anyone for a quick day trip to Paris? Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR BLEU by Catherine  Deeter
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An edifying portrait of one of the ways an artist works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeter (who illustrated Alice Walker's Finding the Green Stone, 1991, etc.) guides readers through an exploration of the artistic process. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MANYONI? by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Pronouncing glossary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manyoni is on her way to school; she gets up at dawn to walk two hours across the plain, along the Limpopo riverbed, through ``the shady kloof where the shy impala feed,'' ``past the red sandstone koppies,'' ``over the krantz above Tobwani Dam,'' and on to the tidy village with its brick school, where there's still time to play with her friends before class. Read full book review >

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THE BANANA SPLIT FROM OUTER SPACE by Catherine Siracusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Text and humorous illustrations share space equally, making this the perfect next-step for those who have soloed on I Can Reads and other easy readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
An easy illustrated novel in the Chapters series. Read full book review >

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CLIP, CLOP by Catherine Hnatov
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2016

"A pleasant-enough variation on the perennially popular animal-noise genre. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A series of farm animals strut, wander, ramble, trot, and scamper across the pages of this simple board book. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >