Search Results: "Gerald Nicosia"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A visceral paean to the vets' cause, but something less than good history."
The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) was established in 1967 and in many ways led the protest movement until the war's end in 1975. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A real find for Beat aficionados, adding verve to a cherished moment in American history and the novel that came to define it."
Free-spirited adventuress? Promiscuous party girl? Proto-feminist? Who was the real Lu Anne Henderson, immortalized as "Marylou" in Jack Kerouac's On the Road? Read full book review >

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PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This indeed should please the bees! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From his morning toast with honey to a last cup of tea with honey at bedtime, Benedict's fondness for the sticky stuff defines just about everything he does. Read full book review >

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PIG-BOY by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Good rascally fun. (Picture book/folktale. 3-5)"
Joining McDermott's other trickster tales meant for keiki ("very young children" in the Hawaiian language) is the tale of the shape-shifting pig whose annoying and greedy habits land him in endless trouble with both the king and the goddess Pele. Read full book review >

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Released: April 25, 1989

An entertaining and illuminating celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit as an engine of America's socioeconomic growth. Read full book review >

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LEARNED HAND by Gerald Gunther
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1994

"An important work on an important figure, despite its reflection of the built-in prejudice of the biographer, who served as Hand's law clerk."
An exhaustive and affectionate, albeit admittedly biased, account of the life and legal work of one of the nation's greatest jurists. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO MONAGHAN by Gerald Hull
Released: May 22, 2000

"When Hull separates showing from telling, these poems work, but mostly they leave you wanting."
Contemplations of Irish land and life by a poet of mixed descent with mixed feelings and mixed results. Read full book review >

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. . . TO BE A HORSEMAN by Gerald Beck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"An intriguing, if occasionally rambling, tale of a sometimes-solitary life."
A thoughtful memoir about growing up on a ranch in the mountains of Northern California, punctuated with philosophical musings on societal changes over the past seven decades. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 18, 1977

"Eye-catching to be sure, the pictures are least effective—even ludicrous—when they come closest to depicting narrative action (see the queen of Byblos rushing into a chamber as her baby cries, Osiris' eye peeks foolishly from a column, and Isis, in a blue, snakelike swish, changes from woman to bird)—and totally unresponsive to any changes in mood."
McDermott's latest venture in world mythology employs the Egyptian story of how Osiris the Pharaoh became Osiris god of the underworld—after his envious brother Set ("the animal headed one") traps him in a coffin-like chest and later chops him to bits. Read full book review >

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TIM O'TOOLE AND THE WEE FOLK by Gerald McDermott
Released: March 1, 1990

"The telling here has a well-honed, Irish lilt; the illustrations, by a Caldecott winner, are lively, expressive, and well sprinkled with sprightly men in green."
A story that draws heavily on the familiar tale about a man who wins three magical gifts that a false innkeeper then tries to purloin (cf. Read full book review >

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SUN FLIGHT by Gerald McDermott
Released: May 30, 1980

"Overall, both the telling and the pictures have a distancing effect."
In this version of the Daedalus and Icarus story, McDermott returns to the lush sun and earth colors of Arrow to the Sun, but adds a good share of sparkling Aegean blue and a dramatic black background for his blue and violet labyrinth. Read full book review >

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DOGHOUSE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Strictly for special interests."
This time out, Scottish dog-trainer-breeder John Cunningham (Whose Dog Are You?, 1991) becomes embroiled in a complex murder scheme when wildlife painter George Muir—an uncle of John's wife Beth—dies in a seemingly accidental explosion in his home studio. Read full book review >