Search Results: "Chris Battle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTRA VIOLETS by Sophie Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Girls will overlook its flaws to find a superhero story written for them. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The tongue-in-cheek origin story of hypersparkly, girl-power superheroes. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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BATTLE ROYAL by Hugh Bicheno
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Of much interest to students of late medieval British history, though a glance at the 20-odd pages of charted royal lineages and ranking clergy will doubtless scare off casual readers."
Lancasters, Yorkists, and appendices, oh my! Read full book review >

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BATTLE FATIGUE by Mark Kurlansky
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Pair this penetrating examination of a teen's interior process with Walter Dean Myers' Fallen Angels (1988) for a discussion about teens and the Vietnam War. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When Joel declares himself a Conscientious Objector to the Vietnam War, he feels as though his whole life has been leading to this moment. Read full book review >

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BATTLE STATIONS by Stephen Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Dispensable. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A superficial sweep past changing fashions in defensive walls, from Ancient Egypt to the Strategic Defense Initiative, filled out with glances at siege engines, body armor and tanks. Read full book review >

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BATTLE NOTES by Lee Andresen
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An original idea well executed by an expert who writes with engaging, accessible prose."
A delightful study on how to understand a war by listening to the music of the era. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE by Patrick Rambaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"History writ large, bold, vivid, and real: mesmerizing and authentic."
Winner of the Prix Goncourt and Grand Prix Roman de l' Académie Française, Rambaud's first novel completes a job Balzac long intended to do but never did: retelling Napoleon's 1809 battle with, and defeat at the hands of, the Austrians in a fight visible from Vienna's walls and known now as Aspern-Essling for the villages of those names. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM'S BATTLE by Sara Harrell Banks
Released: April 1, 1999

"This is a poignant and effective introduction to the Civil War, to use alongside Gary Paulsen's Soldier's Heart (1998). (Fiction. 9-13)"
With a large scope to belie its length, a novella that paints in simple scenes of the battle of Gettysburg the essential sorrow and causes of the entire Civil War. Read full book review >

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INTO BATTLE by Michael Gilbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A lively period piece that affords a welcome change of pace from the high-tech exertions of recent crops of pre-millennial secret agents."
From old pro Gilbert, an eventful eve-of-WW I outing for MO5 operative Luke Pagan and his roguish sidekick Joe Narrabone (Ring of Terror, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >