Search Results: "Frances Stonor Saunders"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2000

"An illuminating investigation that will surprise general readers and aid scholars and students."
An impressively detailed, eye-opening study by film producer Saunders of the CIA's clandestine sponsorship of artists and intellectuals during the Cold War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Commanding, skillful, effervescent."
Saunders (The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, 2000) has found a fascinating tale, as rich and complex as a tapestry. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO SHOT MUSSOLINI by Frances Stonor Saunders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2010

"A thorough, well-written biography of an enigmatic figure."
The story of the little-known Violet Gibson (1876-1956), who shot Italian ruler Benito Mussolini on April 7, 1926, but failed in her assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Disappointing."
Debut novelist Bauer pens an epistolary novel whose protagonists lead insular, self-absorbed and very dull lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS' <i>PASTORALIA</i> by Charles Holdefer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"It's no U and I, but it has its moments."
Literary criticism, at least of a kind, meets literary memoir in this airy essay by novelist Holdefer (Dick Cheney in Shorts, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIGURING OUT FRANCES by Gina Willner-Pardo
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Most readers will be gratified by the genuinely moving ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Abigail has been looking forward to having her best friend, Travis, attend her school, and is devastated when the fifth grade boy doesn't want to be associated with her, a fourth grader, during school hours. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 1963

"Frances pulls all the faces that ever occurred to silent screen ingenues as well as a few that they never thought of. Her last face has both eyes closed in sleep. Rhymed and illustrated with humor that will appeal to an audience that retired with reluctance before 8 P.M."
On one page a text in rhyme and facing that is the illustration of the action the rhyme describes captioned with the demand "YOU DO IT!" Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND WITH FRANCES by Lois Jean Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2016

"A cleareyed but warm family saga of buried recriminations and the struggle for reconciliation."
A mother and her daughters reunite to dredge up old traumas in this tension-wracked drama. Read full book review >