Search Results: "Halfdan Rasmussen"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Children of all ages will be charmed by this collection that demonstrates that poet-translators often make the best ambassadors. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
A charming collection of poems finds an American audience in a splendid translation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Impressive work by an up-and-coming historian."
Recent Harvard grad Rasmussen uncovers the buried history of "the largest slave revolt in American history." Read full book review >

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THE SHAKESPEARE THEFTS by Eric Rasmussen
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Indiana Jones, sans bullwhip, pursues the Bard."
A Shakespeare authority recounts his attempts to identify and document all extant copies of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Read full book review >

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AUTISM by Cindy Rasmussen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2017

"A frank and engaging read that explores autism and its long-ranging effects on a family."
A debut memoir chronicles one family's experiences with an autistic child. Read full book review >

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JUST A GUY by Don Rasmussen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2013

"Despite a muddled narrative, a haunting portrait of discord emerges."
A founder of ESPN opens a window into his dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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DEAR MARK TWAIN by R. Kent Rasmussen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Well-selected, thoroughly researched and thoughtfully annotated—a surprising, welcome addition to the apparently endless Twain shelf."
Just when we thought there was nothing else to learn about Twain, another facet of that literary jewel appears. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR I FOR KIDS by R. Kent Rasmussen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a horrific war that unfortunately didn't turn out to be 'the war to end all wars.' (timeline, resources, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A comprehensive study of the Great War, emphasizing the changes the war brought and how it shaped our modern world. Read full book review >

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EVERGREEN by Rebecca Rasmussen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2014

"The delicate inventiveness that marked this author's first novel is less apparent in her sentimental second."
A malign stranger's visit to a remote Minnesota log cabin in the 1930s will cast long shadows over a family in a fatalistic second novel. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD SISTERS by Rebecca Rasmussen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"A good-natured, leisurely, sometimes fanciful but fresh first work."
A bittersweet, charmingly offbeat debut introduces spinster sisters Milly and Twiss looking back on a life of complicated emotions and early heartbreak. Read full book review >

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CRAZY ABOUT SOCCER! by Loris Lesynski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Together, art and verse adeptly capture the appeal of this popular sport. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Lesynski's rollicking collection celebrates the sport of soccer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Lively and accessible—of broad interest to readers in philosophy, economics, political science, and other disciplines."
Affecting story of the friendship, intellectual and personal, of David Hume and Adam Smith, two of the greatest exponents of the Scottish Enlightenment. Read full book review >