Search Results: "David A. Nichols"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"A solid revisiting of this compelling leader about whom we are still learning. See David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower's Going Home to Glory (2010) for even more fresh information about this fascinating president."
Eisenhower historian Nichols (A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution, 2007, etc.) provides a richly contextual reappraisal of a telling year in the presidency. Read full book review >

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IKE AND MCCARTHY by David A. Nichols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A thorough, well-written, and surprising picture of a man who was much more than a 'do-nothing' president."
New insight into Dwight Eisenhower's silent methods of facing down enemies, particularly Joseph McCarthy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Revelatory reading."
Sympathetic assessment of Ike's civil-rights record. Read full book review >

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WALKS WITH MEN by Ann Beattie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Beattie's talent remains formidable, but this is pretty thin."
The 16th work of fiction by Beattie (Follies, 2005, etc.), which begins in 1980. Read full book review >

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THIS ORQ. (HE SAY "UGH!") by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Wacky and well-tuned to the preschool sense of humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even in prehistoric times, a pet is a boy's best friend and a bully, his worst enemy. Read full book review >

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THIS ORQ. (HE #1) by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Formulaic but funny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
No. 1 cave boy loses his mojo and his reputation when a flashy new kid comes along. Read full book review >

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THIS ORQ. (HE CAVE BOY.) by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Offbeat and winning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy-and-his-mammoth story. Read full book review >

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SNOW SOUNDS by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"A wonderful introduction to the world of poetic language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's December 23, and a young boy is sleeping. Read full book review >

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WINTER by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The labels may prove more distracting than illuminating, but this isn't quite the usual sort of stop on the well-worn seasonal round. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
A quick, season-centered look-about from a master of paper engineering. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Without some learned commentary, the general theme is likely to pass over the heads of children (not to mention many grown-ups), but all of the movement and color here create a riveting visual experience. (Novelty. 6-8, adult)"
Carter's third set of large-scale, knock-your-socks-off pop-up abstracts (following One Red Dot, 2005, and Blue 2, 2006) takes a quick tour through modern art, celebrating jazz and visual spontaneity, as well as paying specific tribute to Mondrian and the Fauves. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIRTING DONUTS by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Not up to the standards set by Adler's Cam Jansen but an enjoyable light read. (Mystery. 7-9)"
What could have turned mean Mrs. Cakel nice? Read full book review >