Search Results: "Georgie Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

MASTER GEORGIE by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An exemplary work from one of Britain's finest writers. (First printing of 50,000)"
Bainbridge's 16th novel—and the third consecutive one based on historical fact (following The Birthday Boys, 1994, and Every Man for Himself, 1996)—offers perhaps the most brilliant demonstration yet of her matchless gift for storytelling concision and subtle suggestiveness. Read full book review >

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HIGHWAY BUILDERS by Georgie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"One entry in the glossary, diesel engine, is out of alphabetical order. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A British import containing full-color drawings and brief descriptions of ten types of heavy machinery used in the construction of a road. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL STORIES FOR BEDTIME by Georgie Adams
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 2009

"All of the stories resolve in a peaceful solution for the characters and a goodnight ending for the child. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vibrant, textured illustrations of anthropomorphized animals in cozy landscapes tell five simple, tabbed stories about everyday themes—home, friendship and helping. Read full book review >

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A YEAR FULL OF STORIES by Georgie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The stories are too short to amount to a child's daily ration of reading, but may fill out odd moments here and there. (Anthology. 2-5)"
A British import aimed squarely at the holiday gift market, with a 1998 full-color calendar on the inside of the dust jacket. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT GEORGIE by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"If a trifle earnest—every problem clearly presents an opportunity for Georgie to learn and grow—this is nonetheless a compelling portrayal of dwarfism, differences and growing up. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Georgie is a dwarf, and Andy, his best friend, doesn't seem to care. Read full book review >

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CLOVER ADAMS by Natalie Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"The curtain at least partly raised on a charmed and haunted life."
A scholar's debut recounts the life and troubling death of a Gilded Age woman. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Mark Puls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"Fully restores Adams to his rightful place as an indispensable provocateur of American liberty."
A brief, sharply focused biography of the mastermind behind the American colonies' break with England, and the drive for independence. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Ira Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Justly returns our attention to Adams—though liberal readers will prefer Mark Puls's 2006 biography, which emphasizes his role as a rabble-rousing man of the common people."
Neocon view of the least-known Founding Father, arguing that his religious beliefs fueled his revolutionary ardor and, in today's more secular America, have denied him his due from historians. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 24, 1996

"Readers familiar with Adams's autobiographical writings will find little new here. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-documented but flawed life of one of America's most famous photographers and environmentalists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father."
A great, troubled, and, it seems, overlooked president receives his due from the Pulitzer-winning historian/biographer McCullough (Truman, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >