Search Results: "Deborah Milton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Black-and-white photographs add a visual side, but most effective is a calendar detailing each separate step toward freedom during this time period. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the US from 1940 through 1968. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"That the worst economic crisis of our nation's history might be remembered as a relative boon to artists (giving them a freedom for which many paid dearly during the McCarthy era) is a multi-layered irony which Meltzer reinforces here with closing statistics on the 'starvation diet' of the arts today."
The WPA gave Milton Meltzer his first writing job (in the Theater Project at a life-saving $23.86 a week), so this is an understandably glowing, nostalgic recollection of that agency's accomplishments. Read full book review >

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THE CHINESE AMERICANS by Milton Meltzer
Released: Oct. 1, 1981

"Written for easy assimilation, but with no loss of impact and a contained indignation that gives it an edge over other entries at this level."
The next thing to slave labor, Chinese workers were imported by the thousands to build the Western end of the transcontinental railroad. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOORS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A fast-moving thriller likely to draw in readers despite, or perhaps because of, its bizarre heroine."
Children's author Milton's adult debut creates a mystical world in which the secret to a missing child may be locked in the subconscious of a leading suspect. Read full book review >

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"Uneven, but a horizon-broadener for readers already well grounded in recent history."
A thematic survey of recent US history, with passages from contemporary observers and participants briefly introduced and arranged under nine rubrics: the cold war; Korea and Vietnam; civil rights; immigrants and refugees; the rising tide of environmental consciousness, etc. The extracts are generally well chosen, though some are more effective than others: Elizabeth Eckford's terror-filled first day at Little Rock's Central High in 1957 and Hank Thomas's experiences as a Freedom Rider are vividly described; but excerpts from Michael Harrington's The Other America and Carson's Silent Spring, however impassioned, are too general to excite much response. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1964

"This biography was carefully researched and written so that a life of adventurous ideas reads with as such verve as any career on the battlefield."
There seems to have been no humanitarian cause of the 19th century on which Samuel Gridley Howe did not take the unpopular stance. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT by Milton Meltzer
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"Meltzer presents the historical evidence and often relies on his readers to draw the correct conclusions from excerpted testimony; still he covers a lot of ground and those who are able to keep up with him should be well rewarded."
A passionate, far ranging defense of the Fifth Amendment protection of the right to remain silent which goes back to the origins of its systematic violation during the inquisition (where the self-incriminating confession served as both the charge and the proof of guilt) and its gradual establishment as a principle of English common law through the struggles of political prisoners such as leveler John Lilbourne. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Hutchins) does his old friend justice in this admiring but critical biography. (Sixteen illustrations)"
A biography/memoir of the extraordinary Hutchins—educational reformer, administrative genius, Great Books mentor, academic freedom-fighter, and liberal polemicist—that was edited by Hicks (formerly, English/UMass at Amherst) from 900 pages of a working draft left by Mayer (If Men Were Angels, 1971, etc.) at his death in 1986. Read full book review >