Search Results: "Dorothy Ours"


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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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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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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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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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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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THE RIVER HOME by Dorothy Weil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"An engaging tale of growing up around the great rivers of the Midwest—and perhaps one of the last memoirs by someone brought up during the Depression."
Although not a household name even in her hometown of Cincinnati, author and TV producer Weil (Continuing Education, 1979) offers an autobiography of wide appeal, skillfully mixing the story of her extended family with a vivid picture of an era—America from the '30s to the '50s—that seems increasingly exotic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2001

"Anna Yezierska she's not, but Gallagher does offer some charming vignettes."
Episodic reflections on a literary life. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX, INNOCENT TOURIST by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Another dainty sip of Old Reliable (Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer, 1996, etc.)—three parts expert tour-guide, one part game intrigue—the whole mixture gently stirred, never shaken."
The only thing the CIA's peripatetic den mother has to do this time out (her 13th) is provide cover for her old friend John Sebastian Farrell as he hangs around Amman waiting to smuggle the manuscript of a dead Iraqi dissident's explosive last novel out to the West. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX PURSUED by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Certainly a varied enough buffet, even if some of the offerings are past their prime."
On the run from a mysterious van mislabeled "Chigi Scap Metal" that's been following her ever since she ran into her old friend Sammy — Sammat Yusufu, legitimate heir to the troubled Ubangiban throne — in New Haven, sketch artist Kadi Hopkirk shakes her pursuers long enough to hide out in a handy storage closet. Read full book review >

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THE ELUSIVE MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Sept. 17, 1971

"Oh, the entertaining Mrs. Pollifax."
Mrs. Emily Pollifax is probably the only lovable C.I.A. agent around and here, once again, she's in as full glory as her night-blooming cereus. Read full book review >