Search Results: "Dorothy Ours"


BOOK REVIEW

BATTLESHIP by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"For horse-racing fans, an adequate follow-up to the author's previous book and a companion for Lauren Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit (2001)."
The story of an heiress, her horse and the jockey who rode it to glory. Read full book review >

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MAN O’ WAR by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An almost too-meticulous record of Thoroughbred racing's greatest champion."
A slow-out-of-the-gate biography of Thoroughbred legend Man o' War (a relation of Seabiscuit) that eventually crosses the finish line with a flourish. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 1986

"A knotty confusion of names, places and schemes, but overall an engrossing, often witty portrayal of the early throes of commerce, fleshed out with satisfying characters and complex alliances."
A bumbling lummox turned business superstar in 15th-century Europe is the hero of the first volume of a promised historical series, by the author of several mysteries and the Francis of Lymond novels. Read full book review >

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JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1933

"May get a good break and go over well."
A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love. Read full book review >

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NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A serviceable biography adding to the lore of a difficult period of growth in US history. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From Sterling (ed., We Are Your Sisters, 1983), a full-scale biography that reveals the pioneering spirit of an early feminist and abolitionist. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAIN EDITOR by Dorothy Harter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A newspaper memoir with heart and history."
A charming personal history of a small-town newspaper. Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 1939

"Not So Deep As A Well."
A sure money-in-pocket publication, for it includes all of the stories from Laments for the Living and After Such Pleasures as well as "Mrs. Hofstadter of Josephine Street", "Soldiers of the Republic", "Clothe the Naked" and two as yet unnamed. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE WOLVES by Dorothy Hearst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An interminable eco/fantasy/anthropomorphic/historical stew with more political debate than Capitol Hill. Perhaps young adult readers will enjoy the wolfish empathy."
Big wolves fight small wolves over the human threat to the natural world in an aficionados-only second serving of The Wolf Chronicles series. Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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THE RINGED CASTLE by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: April 3, 1972

"As the others in this series, multi-layered, talky, and thick with thieves but ruthlessly busy."
Move five in Miss Dunnett's popular adventures of that 16th century Bond/Lord Peter Wimsey — Francis Crawford of Lymond and one would chance a guess the author is not castling for an end game. Read full book review >