Search Results: "Clayborne Carson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Compelling aspects of memoir and cultural history mixed with laments and self-defense."
The founding director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford Univ.) reviews his own life, tells how he became involved with the publication of King's papers and charts the complicated choreography of his relationship with the King family. 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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD by Brian Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An accomplished writer celebrates the nascent inspiration of a legendary one in this tender, affectionate, and terribly fun homage to the joys of storytelling and storytellers."
A young Robert Louis Stevenson is regaled by his landlord in tales of high adventure Read full book review >