Search Results: "David Weitzman"


BOOK REVIEW

A SUBWAY FOR NEW YORK by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2005

Offering a treat for budding students of engineering, urban studies, construction projects or massive wheeled machines in general, Weitzman focuses on the initial stages in the building of what remains the world's largest and busiest subway system. Read full book review >

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PHARAOH’S BOAT by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Both ship and story are a mastery of precise craftsmanship. (acknowledgements, afterword, map) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Under the hot Egyptian sun, ancient shipwrights chopped, pounded and strained. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2004

"Budding machiniacs, as well as young students of the Industrial Revolution or railroading's earliest days will echo the author's delight at this astonishing tale of enterprise and ingenious engineering. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Weitzman, author of Locomotive: Building an Eight-Wheeler (1999) and other celebrations of the glories of big, intricate machines, offers a new set of explicitly detailed, finely drawn portraits, cutaways, and schematics—all featuring an 1831 steam engine imported by business visionaries to carry passengers and freight along one leg of the journey between Philadelphia and New York City. Read full book review >

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THRASHIN' TIME by David Weitzman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"All in all, however, an attractive book that does what it sets out to do. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Peter (12) has heard a lot about steam engines, and he even saw one thrashing wheat at a neighbor's last year, but now the big steam tractor is coming to his farm. 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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GREAT LIVES by David Weitzman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"His style is clear and uncondescending, resulting in a browsable book that dispenses example after example of what happens when unique individuals follow their hearts. (b&w photos, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This volume in the Great Lives series effectively straddles the fence between trade book and textbook with its two-column pages as well as its length and scope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"With the black-and-white renderings full of intricate detail, this is a fine addition to historical collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Precise draftsmanship of numbered charts and steps make this book from Weitzman (Old Ironsides, 1997) a bull's-eye for meeting the desires of both railroad buffs and the mechanically inclined. Read full book review >

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SKYWALKERS by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

Weaving together architectural, engineering and Native American history, Weitzman tells the fascinating story of how Mohawk Indian ironworkers helped construct the sprawling bridges and towering skyscrapers that dominate our urban landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"He does provide a detailed schematic, with the ship's various features numbered, making this an ice-breaker suitable for a wide range of audiences in history classrooms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Weitzman (Thrashin' Time, 1991, etc.) combines historic facts, captivating black-and-white line drawings, and a fictional eyewitness to tell the story of the first frigate in the American Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution, nicknamed ``Old Ironsides.'' The tale opens in the late-18th century, when the US finds its ships overrun by the piracy of the high seas and Congress earmarks $688,888.52 for six new American warships. Read full book review >

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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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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >