Search Results: "Deborah Milton"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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MILTON by Anna Beer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A well-researched, graceful account of the life of a literary giant."
Rich, often laudatory biography of the creator of Paradise Lost. Read full book review >

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MILTON FRIEDMAN by Lanny Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An economic biography for economic theorists, particularly those on the right."
First post-mortem tribute to the most influential champion of the free market since Adam Smith. Read full book review >

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HOW MILTON WORKS by Stanley Fish
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"With forcefulness, fluency, and persistence, Fish succeeds in making his case and honoring his subject: a definitive work."
Nearly 35 years after the publication of Fish's first landmark study comes this culmination of his lifetime of Milton scholarship. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"Some future biographer will be grateful for the authors' interview-materials—for present readers, they've been used too earnestly and unimaginatively."
A showcase, in effect, for the attractive personality and deep-held convictions of octogenarian Milton Eisenhower—with little of the zest, acumen, or substantive interest of his memoir The President Is Calling. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 1944

"This isn't a book for a wide general market, but discriminating readers will find it a real discovery."
There's a strange fascination in this unusual story of the sixteen year old girl who became the wife of the famous poet —it's a holding story despite its deliberately archaic style, for it is told as if recounted by the girl herself in the diary which alone she kept inviolate from her arrogant husband's determination to possess her, body and soul. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"As always with Patent, a worthwhile purchase, carefully presented. (resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Above Vancouver Island on the Western coast of Canada lies a northern rainforest Patent calls "the garden of the bears." Read full book review >

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TRICK-OR-TREAT ON MILTON STREET by Lisa Bullard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though it seems to have its heart in the right place, somehow the moral comes out forced. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charley can't believe his bad luck: not only does he have to go trick-or-treating in his new and boring neighborhood, but because his mom is sick, he has to go with Dave, his new stepfather who is always doing goofy things to embarrass him. Read full book review >

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CALL ME GORGEOUS! by Giles Milton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The endpapers hold full images of each of the 11 animals whose parts make up our winged, beaked, antlered and spiny Gorgeous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creature that inhabits these pages (the ending tag line is the title) is gorgeous indeed, and it is displayed in an inventive piece of bookmaking. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELED VISIONS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"With so many plotlines, it's hard to follow Sabbie's irresponsible yet amusing actions. Readers may wish they'd had more help from Trendle, Sabbie's otter spirit guide, in showing the way."
A shamanic healer has her own fortune read only to find that predictions of the future offer no protection from it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"A beguiling ride through a riotous time by a historian and able storyteller who knows his facts and his audience."
This chronicle of British undercover push back against Bolshevik world conspiracy proves to be an exciting ringside seat at the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >