Search Results: "Gertrude Chandler Warner"


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WARS I HAVE SEEN by Gertrude Stein
Released: March 6, 1945

"Distracted rather than distracting."
Perhaps this is the shot in the arm that war reporting needs — though I question it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 1999

"Himmelfarb flirts with both sides of the distinction between sincerity and smugness."
This is what happens when a scholar becomes a culture warrior. Read full book review >

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ALPHABETS AND BIRTHDAYS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1957

"And that is that."
Plodding along in a Time-centered world of dates and numbers and months and letters we meet a population in the work from which this volume draws its title of animals, feelings, activities, typewriters, horses and hills. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Gertrude Stein
Released: Dec. 2, 1937

"This is true to some extent and she quotes occasionally from Thornton Wilder, Woollcott, Bromfield, Seabrook, Bernard Fay, Carl Van Vechten; but on the whole she monopolizes the book."
Read this fast, with no stops, no emphases, an unmodulated tone, and it is intelligible. Read full book review >

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IDA by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1941

"You're wrong, Miss Stein, enough."
If Ida goes on, does she go on even when she does go on any more. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is first-rate intellectual history, fully attentive to the social and political contexts."
The prominent historian of Victorian ideas here boldly links her scholarly research to contemporary cultural issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2006

"Erudite and scholarly and brimming with quotations—qualities that will appeal more to those who reside in academe than in Spoon River."
In an impressive array of pieces—all previously published, most substantially revised—a historian examines the moral views of novelists, politicians and philosophers. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF AMERICANS by Gertrude Stein
Released: Feb. 8, 1934

"From the specific to the general, it becomes a history of everyone everywhere."
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS introduced Gertrude Stein to many readers who had not been able to break through the complexities of her medium of expression previously. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS AND PRAYERS by Gertrude Stein
Released: Nov. 7, 1934

"So, with that bit of information to hand on to your Gertrude Stein satellites (and she has a 'snob appeal' to the so-called intelligentsia these days), we sign off."
Miss Stein includes in this book the material for the United States lectures. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING by Elizabeth Chandler
Released: March 6, 2012

"Complicated. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This third entry in the Kissed by an Angel series apparently is not the last, as it solves one mystery and wins a battle that leaves readers with another cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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GIRLS DON'T FLY by Kristen Chandler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A sweet story that will appeal to romantics and birders alike. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kept grounded by her overworked parents, her very pregnant sister and four rambunctious younger brothers, Myra yearns to stretch her wings, but when presented with an opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands, she is not sure she has the courage to fly so far from home. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler
Released: Oct. 7, 1940

"Ware."
Young tornado of a tale in which Philip Marlowe, private detective, witnesses the killing of a bartender, in a Negro joint, and then of a client, who seems to be fingerman for a gang of jip artists and dope peddlers. Read full book review >