Search Results: "Ernest R. May"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Both a lucid history and a gripping cautionary tale. (b&w photos, not seen; 19 maps)"
An engaging, thoroughly researched account of Nazi Germany's surprising, rapid defeat of French and Allied forces in the spring of 1940. Read full book review >

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ERNEST by Wilson White
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A wistful remembrance of what was and what might have been, though far more whimsical than the author himself might have demanded."
This madcap tribute to American novelist and short-story master Ernest Hemingway is a rambunctious mesh of reality and fantasy, a what-if romp both childish and charming. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"A remarkable and truly historic record, well analyzed and put in context by May and Zelikow. (20 b&w photos, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
The glimpse we get into the making of US policy in a crisis— in this case the Cuban missile crisis—is unique and, in light of the historical and legal problems of the taping of White House conversations by presidents, may well remain so. Read full book review >

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Accessible to young readers but most useful to teens as they begin to read Hemingway's greatest works. (source notes, bibliography, list of major works, picture credits) (Biography. 10 & up)"
Opening with a vivid description of bullfights in Pamplona, which Hemingway saw as "death struggle raised to an art," and concluding with Hemingway's own death struggle in 1961, Reef creates a memorable portrait of the writer and his times, and even readers too young for most of Hemingway's oeuvre will enjoy armchair traveling to the bullfights in Spain, fishing expeditions to the Dry Tortugas and the Marquesas Keys, big-game hunting on the Serengeti and covering the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12-15)"
In tedious, anecdotal fashion, Lyttle delivers a broadside against Hemingway's Tough Guy image rather than discussing the relationship between his life and work. Read full book review >

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Mary V. Dearborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A thorough, but familiar, portrait of a tormented artist."
The rise and fall of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Whether or not you buy into this version of the Gallo story, it's a family saga with all the makings of a television miniseries: adversity, intrigue, tragedy, manipulation, greed, and a slick presentation. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Though the Gallos' wines might repulse you and their reputation give you the willies, their autobiography is worth a look, if only to get another side of the picture. Read full book review >