Search Results: "Helen Rappaport"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"Fluid reading by the knowledgeable author of Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion."
Absorbing account of the making of a queen through her awful, protracted grief. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION by Helen Rappaport
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An occasionally scattershot but undeniably valuable history of the Russian Revolution."
Rappaport (The Romanov Sisters, 2014, etc.) gathers together the impressions of foreign witnesses to the historic events of the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A gossipy, revealing story of the doomed Russian family's fairy tale life told by an expert in the field."
The daughters of Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra are just the right subjects for Rappaport's (A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy, 2012, etc.) specialties in Russian and 19th-century women's history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Solid political and social history, related with the vigor of a true-crime thriller."
You-are-there account of the grim 1918 countdown toward the deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"An unbiased, worthwhile recollection of the marvelous invention of photography."
Watson, the curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, and historian Rappaport (A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy, 2013, etc.) develop the intricate history of photography. Read full book review >

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THE LIZZIE BORDEN TRIAL by Doreen Rappaport
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Forty b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In ``you be the jury'' format, a re-creation of a notorious 19th-century murder trial, complete with contradictory testimony, inflammatory press reports, and the defendant's emotional reactions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A dry, clinical examination of a family's profound loss."
A heartfelt but disorganized attempt to understand the untimely death of a parent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book. (pronunciation guide, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In a book that is the very model of excellence in nonfiction, Rappaport dispels the old canard that the Jews entered the houses of death as lambs led to the slaughter. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bracing and inspirational. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The subtitle here is misleading: though they all took unusual risks, these six women were not merely daredevils. Read full book review >

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42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A pinch hitter, at best, behind a strong lineup of competitors. (timeline, endnotes, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A tribute to a man who spoke out forthrightly against racial injustice—until, on a larger stage, he let his deeds do the talking. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF OGMA by E.A. Rappaport
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"Unexceptional, but worth saving for a rainy day."
A workmanlike fantasy featuring a lovable-and welcome-female protagonist. Read full book review >