Search Results: "Chrissie Wellington"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Empowering and suitably commemorative."
A world-record-holding professional triathlete enthusiastically shares a life devoted to sports, her "drug of choice." Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Next up, Waterloo. A welcome biography, particularly for students of European geopolitics."
First of a two-volume life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, covering his first 45 years, a time in which he became a military legend and major political figure. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Almost certainly not the last word on Wellington but, for now, the most definitive biography of him."
Australian historian Muir (Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814, 2013, etc.) completes his suitably imposing biography of the Iron Duke, guiding him from war to an uneasy peacetime. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A useful introduction to a complex, powerful figure. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The prolific Hibbert (Nelson: A Personal History, 1994, etc.) offers a lively if unsurprising portrait of a contentious hero. Read full book review >

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MARTINA & CHRISSIE by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A fine sports story. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A picture-book introduction to tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Read full book review >

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MR. WELLINGTON by David Rabe
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Parker's final interior art not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Children's literature abounds with both happy and sad stories about children and their pets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A great subject overwhelmed by legal minutiae."
Who was the clever thief who snatched Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961? Read full book review >

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142 WELLINGTON PLACE by Tim Selvadurai
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2013

"A well-mannered romp through an earlier era in crime."
First-time author Selvadurai sets a slender murder mystery in England 14 years after the end of World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2002

"The shelves groan complainingly with studies of the Iron Duke and the Little Corporal. Room should be found for this one."
English historian Roberts (Eminent Churchillians, 1995, etc.) delivers a satisfying study of the opposing generals of yesteryear, whose lives intersected in all sorts of odd ways. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The satire is neither as sharp as Dr. Swift's nor as comical as Mr. Lear's, but the fictive author's discoveries should, as he hopes, 'enlighten, amuse, appall, and guide' young fans of the biosphere's imaginary reaches. (Informational fantasy. 10-13)"
The creators of the helpful guide to Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins & Other Nasties (2010) now present the equally instructive, long-lost travel journals of a tubby but indefatigable paleozoologist with an unexcelled genius for unearthing uncanny, if long-extinct, animal and humanoid species. Read full book review >

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PROJECT BEST FRIEND by Chrissie Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"This series kickoff is a warmly satisfying and very useful exploration of coping strategies—and friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Penelope wants things just-so in her life: crayons all the same height in the mug, books organized neatly, and teddy bears in a tidy row. If only getting along with her classmates were so manageable. Read full book review >

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MY LEAF BOOK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While its true usefulness as an identification guide may be questionable, there's no doubt it will capture children's attention and hopefully have them searching for their own specimens and creating leaf books of their own. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wellington turns a leaf-identification book into a visual display of fall color and shape. Read full book review >