Search Results: "Douglas Century"


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BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"Century does an admirable job of capturing the rhythms and vibrancy of K's speech, and his descriptions of K's experiences in jail bring home with force a culture where going to a high-security prison has the prestige that in another context woudl accrue from attending an Ivy League college."
An engaging account of the friendship between a young journalist and a reformed gangster who is trying to make it in the music world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Relentlessly bleak and extremely depressing."
Canadian-born and California-raised Cohen describes his work with the Israeli group Sayeret Duvdevan in this you-are-there debut memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2011

"A boldly opinionated, bracingly street-tough memoir."
Once-controversial rapper turned actor's no-nonsense overview of his life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"Fraught, shivery fun that will paint you to your chair."
Tough-as-boots ex-Special Forces federal agent Queen teams again with Century, co-author of his bestselling Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (2005), to replay the hunt for a gun-crazy renegade holed up in a mountaintop hideaway. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A first choice for the poetry shelves in all libraries, this collection is toadally terrific. (Poetry. 4-10)"
"It's wise to stay clear / Of the dangerous cobra / All months of the year, / Including Octobra." Read full book review >

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INSECTLOPEDIA by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The watercolor illustrations, abstract and stylized, achieve a comic effect by incorporating collage elements reminiscent of an entomolgist's field notes. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The creator of In the Swim (1997) joins Paul Fleischman (in Joyful Noise, 1987) in poetically praising insects. Read full book review >

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A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >