Search Results: "Edward Ball"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Twists and turns that rival a well-plotted detective story, complete with a surprise ending."
A provocative meditation on the implications of scientific theories about genetic determinism. Read full book review >

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BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

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SLAVES IN THE FAMILY by Edward Ball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1998

"Together, their searing, soul-searching grappling with past sins strikes deep at the heart of the country's enduring racial division. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
A journalist's exhaustively researched, intensely personal quest confronts the legacy of slavery connecting his South Carolina family and the people they enslaved. Read full book review >

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BALL by Tara Ison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Freaky, nasty, highly original, and unforgettable, whether you like it or not."
Elegant, creepy short stories with a horror-film sensibility. Read full book review >

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BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A skillfully written tale of technology and wealth, celebrity and murder and the nativity of today's dominant art and entertainment medium."
National Book Award winner Ball (Writing/Yale Univ.; The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History Through DNA, 2007, etc.) returns with a complex story about railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and the murdering man who for a time was his protégé, pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Were it not for the risqué subject matter and the absence of a blue roadster, this piffle might well be a Nancy Drew called The Mystery of the Curious Plumbing. (45 b&w photos)"
National Book Award-winner Ball (Slaves in the Family, 1998) returns with a silly, salacious story of sexual identity and interracial marriage. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET HELL INSIDE by Edward Ball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"An illuminating chapter in the history of African-American family life, and in the American story generally."
A welcome sequel, of sorts, to Ball's well-received Slaves in the Family (1998). Read full book review >

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EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >