Search Results: "Danny Appleby"


BOOK REVIEW

SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE by Joyce Appleby
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Entertaining popular history."
A social historian explores the "intellectual consequences" of the expeditions of Christopher Columbus, which "nudg[ed] Europeans toward modern ways of thinking about their planet." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A useful introduction to a vast, complex topic."
For the general reader, a survey of the origins and growth of capitalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Appleby presents the explosion of possibilities at the beginning of the 19th century in sparkling, jargon-free prose and vibrant detail, producing an indispensable guide to a fascinating, turbulent time. (Illustrations.)"
A treasure-trove of information about the early Republic, recreating an era that mixed cultural and emotional chaos with unprecedented opportunities at all levels of society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCKER by Danny Sit
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Tucker's charming personality and the quality of the photographic illustrations help this to stand out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A strong narrative voice, charming photographs and an utterly appealing little dog protagonist coalesce to create a winning story about a Jack Russell terrier named Tucker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE ROOM FOR DANNY by Danny Thomas
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Stand-up storyteller Thomas tells his own story, which is highly sweetened and seldom tart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 1989

Here, Sugerman (coauthor with Jerry Hopkins of No One Here Gets Out Alive, 1980) reconstructs his glamorous and desperate life—shadowed, inspired, and nearly doomed by his friendship with rock-star Jim Morrisen, leader of the Doors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 2007

"A delectable pleasure for Met devotees."
An entertaining peek behind the curtains—and the security cameras, and the interpretive signage, and the archival cases and winding basements—of Manhattan's famed house of culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTERS OF GRAMERCY PARK by Danny Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2005

"A powerful, gloom-shadowed morality tale."
A frustrated novelist looks to the real world for inspiration and gets more reality than she bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN IN RAINDROPS by Danny Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"The many snappy, animated lines bolster this discordant, wandering collection."
More than 300 pages, Callahan's debut poetry collection is chock-full of well-known and obscure figures from pop culture, mythology, and history. Read full book review >