Search Results: "David Clay Large"


BOOK REVIEW

NAZI GAMES by David Clay Large
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"An excellent contribution to sports—and political—history."
The Olympics are supposed to transcend politics, but this fine study reminds us that the Berlin Games were nothing but political. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Large does not startle us with new discoveries or ideas, but he does look at this piece of history from a unifying perspective that is both illuminating and significant. (photos, not seen)"
An American historian explores the interplay of culture and politics that favored the rise of Hitler in the city he transformed into the headquarters of the Nazi movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"A welcome addition to Holocaust literature."
One German-Jewish family's experiences during the Shoah reveal broader trends in this cautionary account by the author of Where Ghosts Walked (1997). Read full book review >

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CLAY by David Almond
FANTASY
Released: July 25, 2006

"A memorable tale that raises provocative questions. (Fiction. 12+)"
What if your wish for revenge against a bully could come true? Read full book review >

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CLAY by Melissa Harrison
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Juxtaposing often-overlooked everyday natural beauty and man-made ugliness makes for some lovely, laudable prose, but there's not enough meat here for a full-length novel."
In a small, inner-city park in England, cycles of life are marked by the turning seasons and the interactions of a handful of characters—a neglected boy, a lonely immigrant, an elderly widow. Read full book review >

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CLAY by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2001

A powerful novel explores the toll that abduction by a non-custodial parent takes on one girl's identity. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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Released: July 21, 1997

"With this extraordinary story and its hard-learned lessons, the authors should make more than a few of their readers wary of staking their privacy on the online world. (First serial to the Atlantic Monthly)"
A real-life tale of cops vs. hackers, by two technology writers with a flair for turning a complicated crime and investigation into a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat story. Read full book review >

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AT LARGE by Lynne Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2001

"To reduce it to simpler terms: Too many storylines plus too many characters equals maximum confusion and minimum suspense."
Still recovering from the gruesome death of her best friend Nina West (Large Target, 2000), plus-size heroine Josephine Fuller is somewhat queasily exploring her feelings for Nina's lover Thor Mulligan. Read full book review >

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MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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LARGE AS LIFE by Julia Finzel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Finzel's well-designed paintings are bold and dramatic; the hunt is entertaining, especially when the ladybug turns up among the crocodile's teeth; best, the concept of relative size is conveyed with astonishing simplicity and power. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In each double spread in this large, square book, a minimal text challenges readers to find a ladybug hidden on or near increasingly larger animals shown life-size—even an elephant's foot and a whale's eye. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"In this lucid, exemplary biography, Unger focuses on not just Clay, but also on the formation of the early republic, a time too little studied today. An excellent introduction to a turbulent era."
A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called "the ideal politician." Read full book review >