Search Results: "David Washington"


BOOK REVIEW

WASHINGTON by Tom Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Lewis amply shows how close D.C. came to being an ugly patchwork town, and he cites the congressmen who fought to keep it Southern and the Gilded Age men who used their money for its good. Those who enjoy the city will enjoy this book."
Lewis (English/Skidmore Coll.; The Hudson: A History, 2005, etc.) follows the evolution of the symbolic place of Washington, D.C., in the consciousness of Americans.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: Dec. 6, 2011

"A well-written, inspirational, uplifting book with spiritual overtones that should spur readers to achieve better things in life."
Advice for succeeding in life, packaged in an easily digestible format. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A work of admirable, if digressive, breadth, examining the endurance of the nation's dream, even after the British pillaged Washington in 1814."
Bordewich (Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, 2005, etc.) chronicles the painful creation of America's capital city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"For a picture of strict belief in class distinctions and the stupidity of the fools who accede to the good of the whole, please step this way. For anyone else, take a pass."
As the great-nephew of the first president, Washington writes about a forgotten book he claims molded the Founding Father's personality: H. de Luzancy's A Panegyrick to the Memory of His Grace Frederick, Late Duke of Schonberg (1690). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"Shvets generates interest only when detailing the daily, tedious routines and machinations of undercover spy work."
A former KGB operative offers a melodramatic and often portentous account of his ``spy'' activities while attached to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. Shvets arrived in Washington in 1985, supposedly as a correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Timeline; bibliography; index (not seen). (Biography. 9-12)"
After an introduction listing the reasons for Washington's importance, a straightforward chronological account of his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2005

"Slight, sometimes debatable but thoroughly well written: a good starting point for those who want to brush up on why Washington matters all these years later."
A slender, interpretation-laden biography of the first president. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN WASHINGTON by William Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"A strongly satisfying, eminently readable saga that suggests we—ll never completely understand, or condone, the contradictions and inconsistencies of which great leaders are made."
Compelling biographical fiction that probes the unlikelihoods and uncertainties behind George Washington's hallowed historical presence. Read full book review >