Search Results: "Frederick Douglass"


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FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN BROOKLYN by Frederick Douglass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Proof that Douglass' speeches, responding to the historical exigencies of his time, amply bear rereading today."
A collection of rousing 19th-century speeches on freedom and humanity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Brief bibliography of sources. (Autobiography. 9+)"
Skillfully selecting from the first volume of the great African-American abolitionist's monumental autobiography (1845), McCurdy presents Douglass's early life—including his escape from Baltimore to New Bedford, via New York, at age 20—scrupulously explaining that he has edited ``to emphasize action'' but has ``kept Douglass's own words, spelling, and distinctive punctuation,'' and has occasionally ``rearranged for the sake of clarity.'' The result is eloquent and compelling. Read full book review >

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STARMAN by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fan fodder but heartfelt."
Third entry in the Wayfarer Redemption sextet and final entry in the Axis subtrilogy that opens the sextet, pointing to a new central character for the final three volumes. Read full book review >

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THE CRIPPLED ANGEL by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Outstanding finale to a brilliant series."
Triumphant conclusion to The Crucible historical fantasy trilogy (The Nameless Day, 2005, etc.) in which 14th-century Europeans struggle to secure the right of free will from the angelic and demonic forces that battle for their souls. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Formulaic, but Douglass brings many original touches to the telling, effectively using vivid imagery to flesh out her exotic setting: a strong romantic plot in an unusual fantasy setting."
Stand-alone fantasy-romance in a quasi-Egyptian setting. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HANGING WALL by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serviceable prose, and a young protagonist who's refreshingly unmannered: overall, a smoothly crafted if not highly original fantasy."
Stand-alone fantasy, first published in 1996 in the author's native Australia (Hades' Daughter, 2003). Read full book review >

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THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"The problem is the usual one: you're not just picking up a book, but (here, so we're informed) a six-volume series."
Yet another multivolume fantasy saga gets under way; this one first appeared in 1995 in the author's native Australia. Read full book review >

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HADES’ DAUGHTER by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A soap opera of the ancient world, for good and for bad."
Those old Greek myths covered a lot of territory, but there was just so much space left to fill that it's surprising more authors haven't taken the chance to do so. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTER by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"So Douglass holds her own as her characters deepen inventively."
Second installment in The Wayfarer Redemption series begun with Battleaxe (2001), by Australian fantasist Douglass, whose third volume, Starman, and three others are already available from HarperCollins of Australia. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH RULE by Douglass Seaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A predictable, entertaining story stuffed with espionage morsels."
In Seaver's thriller, the CIA seems to have a targeted a man whose brother, missing for decades, may have stashed incriminating evidence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

A thoroughly readable biography—the first in 30 years—of the eclectic-minded collector, patron, and designer whose unique legacy, an art-filled Venetian palazzo in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, continues to inspire visitors to the present day. Read full book review >