Search Results: "Harrison E. Salisbury"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Compelling if overwrought, but a must for Sinologists. (Forty- five b&w photographs, two maps—not seen.)"
An ambitious but labored joint political biography of China's late-20th-century rulers, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, that overreaches in its attempt to parallel, contrast, and interweave their paths to power. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 1989

Salisbury's 25th book—a vivid report from the veteran New York Times journalist on the 1987 fire, little known in the West, that roared through more than 18 million acres in China and the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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HEROES OF MY TIME by Harrison E. Salisbury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Salisbury alone. (First printing of 25,000)"
Former New York Times reporter Salisbury (The New Emperors, 1992, etc.) profiles 25 individuals who have won his admiration. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"A uniquely absorbing and poignant study of the vanished world of the early martyrs. (11 illustrations, not seen)"
An insightful, moving account of the death of an early-third- century Christian martyr, based on her own diary. Read full book review >

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BERNICE GETS CARRIED AWAY by Hannah E. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"While the final twist is a bit heavy-handed, overall, the emotional honesty, simple, understated text, and entertaining visual humor combine to create an appealing take on a problem that occasionally plagues us all, whether child, adult, or grumpy cat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A series of minor disappointments leads Bernice to make a greedy grab at a friend's birthday party which in turn spurs an unexpected change of heart. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MAGGIE by Hannah E. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Paula's final declaration that 'I'll be her friend forever' shows that she's learned a valuable lesson, one that listeners would do well to heed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Teasing tests the friendship of two young girls. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY JANE by Hannah E. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"A touching, delectably illustrated circus story that applauds the underdog. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jane may not be the strongest or most fearless performer in the Barnaby Beluchi Circus, but she's a really good dog. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"A savvy observer's perceptive (and optimistic) take on a populous part of the world that remains an afterthought for most North Americans."
An intriguing, discursive inquiry into the variant wealth of Latin and North American nations, from a former foreign aid official who knows the territory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

"A compendium of useful information that delivers less than it claims as a social-scientific argument."
Harrison, a sometime director of development programs for the US Agency for International Development, argues that the extent to which countries are economically and politically ``successful'' is principally determined by cultural factors. Read full book review >

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REMY AND LULU by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Readers will find themselves with their noses to the pages to observe and enjoy the stylistic variation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Behind every great painter there's a great painter who's a dog. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2003

"A riveting epic that memorably honors the heroes, both human and canine, who pushed themselves to the limit to save others."
Two cousins debut with an eloquent account of the famous 1925 dash by dog-sled teams to bring diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska. Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE EMPEROR by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Morally and psychologically complex, historically accurate and unforgettably gripping. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Salisbury chronicles the true story of Hawaiian soldiers of Japanese descent following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >