Search Results: "Eric Foner"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"As enlightening as it is entertaining: a worthwhile addition to the field of popular anthropology."
A well-documented and scrupulously researched look at New York City's two greatest waves of immigration. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality and brand of humor. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cause-related anthologies are challenging to do well, but this one (benefiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) succeeds admirably—on multiple levels. Read full book review >

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MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift, despite the abrupt and wide-open ending. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Intrepid young Maddy encounters goblins, flying whales, and allies ranging from a friendly vampire bat to a pair of "cloud cartographers" in this kickoff chapter. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Eye-catching fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors. Read full book review >