Search Results: "Eric Foner"


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GATEWAY TO FREEDOM by Eric Foner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2015

"Foner brings to life fraught decades of contention, brutality and amazing acts of moral courage."
New sources reveal the perilous journeys of fugitive slaves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2005

"A succinct, discerning study of the nation's first aborted attempt at racial equality."
A sterling account of Reconstruction, that misunderstood period of revolution and reaction following the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM by Eric Foner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A fine introductory text in political history, well written and thoroughly documented. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A leisurely stroll through American history in search of the elusive and constantly changing concept of freedom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A lucid antidote to the sensationalist histories currently in vogue."
Short essays by noted scholar Foner (The Story of American Freedom, 1998, etc.) on the role history has played in recent times, including his own. Read full book review >

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THE FIERY TRIAL by Eric Foner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Look elsewhere for an understanding of the president as person, but linger here for an indispensable analysis of Lincoln navigating through the treacherous political currents of his times."
Renowned scholar Foner (History/Columbia Univ.; Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, 2005, etc.) adroitly traces how personal conviction and force of circumstance guided Abraham Lincoln toward the radical step of emancipation. Read full book review >

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OUR LINCOLN by Eric Foner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth approaches, these provocative essays constitute a perfect sneak preview of the likely scholarly agenda."
An award-winning historian assembles 12 essays from distinguished scholars commenting on Lincoln—the man, the emancipator and the chief executive. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >