Search Results: "Elizabeth A. Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2013

"The prose is sometimes sluggish and the recommendations perhaps quixotic, but the portrait of the university features stark lines and alarming colors."
How a large Midwestern state university (unnamed in this longitudinal study) does little to help young women move upward or outward from their working- and middle-class backgrounds. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"An excellent example of what picture-book biography can be. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The son of a wealthy planter in the West Indies, naturalist and frontiersman John James Audubon devoted himself to difficult journeys through American forests, swamps, mountains, and plains in search of plants and animals unknown to science. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1989

While young frog-fanciers will enjoy the colorful, often odd-looking frogs illustrated here, they may be less enthusiastic about the text, which is at times puzzling, redundant, or imprecise: "Frogs are a marvelous, amazing part of our marvelous amazing world. . ." Read full book review >

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GLIMPSES...NOW I CAN SEE by Elizabeth A. Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Several exquisitely told tales that will touch even the most hard-nosed readers."
A debut memoir by a former professor that doesn't gloss over painful moments in her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"An excellent contribution to the truth telling of the American Indian story."
A nonpolemical, engaging study of a once-thriving Indian nation of the American heartland whose origins and demise tell us much about ourselves. Read full book review >

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OVERTURNING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS by Elizabeth A. Murray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"A chilling exposé. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
So very rarely is anything perfect, but when the legal process malfunctions, the result can be the horror of unjust incarceration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A serviceable introduction both to this CSI-related field and to the relevant human anatomy. (index, bibliography, sources for more information) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
How does science work to identify corpses of the unknown? Read full book review >

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GOING THE DISTANCE by Elizabeth A. Finley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Wholesome but unfulfilling."
In this debutromance, a middle-aged woman and a much younger playboy gain physical and mental health on a bike ride across the U.S. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Is it cougar or puma, bison or buffalo, octopus or squid? Read full book review >

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THE BRAVEST ADVENTURE by Elizabeth A. Coons
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A delightful, well-thought-out tale that should appeal to young readers who are eager to explore."
In this illustrated, rhyming children's book, a girl uses a set of keys to unlock a series of exciting journeys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"Much of the authors' evidence is circumstantial, but there's an awful lot of it. A convincing, urgent argument."
A sprawling indictment of eight U.S. administrations. The charge: sacrificing American war prisoners in the interest of focusing, as Bush aides have said, "not on Vietnam's past but on its future." Read full book review >