Search Results: "Herbert Farjeon"


BOOK REVIEW

HERBERT ROWBARGE by Natalie Babbitt
Released: Nov. 15, 1982

"It's an expertly turned artifact of a story, which is not to deny its human sympathy and penetrating edge."
Why is successful Herbert Rowbarge so cold of heart, so lacking in the delight or merriment one would expect of someone so devoted to his popular amusement park and its old-fashioned merry-go-round? Read full book review >

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HERBERT HOOVER by Glen Jeansonne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A hagiographic survey of an activist president agitating on the wrong side of history. A decent resource, but readers are encouraged to also consult Charles Rappleye's Herbert Hoover in the White House (2016)."
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) as a lifelong champion of true GOP ideals. Read full book review >

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KINGS AND QUEENS by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1952

"Limited—I should think."
This is a reissue, with addition of verses devoted to Edward VIII and George VI. Read full book review >

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HEROES AND HEROINES by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"Famous historical characters."
Better for the American public than KINGS AND QUEENS, and just as good from every other angle. Read full book review >

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HERBERT HOOVER by William E. Leuchtenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"A brilliantly written cautionary tale for those who believe a hard-nosed businessman would bring a breath of fresh air to the American presidency."
Slim, thoroughly satisfying account of the president overwhelmed by the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH by Tom Wicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"In the end, Wicker offers little more than 'a nice man with good connections': perhaps not the worst president, though the acorn doesn't fall far from the oak."
A readable life, at once respectful and critical, of Bush I, who nursed "what must have been a burning desire to become president of the United States" without formulating any particular plans for what he'd do once he got the job. Read full book review >

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HERBERT VON KARAJAN by Richard Osborne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2000

"Perhaps overlong, this gem of a biography should be the standard reference on an indisputable musical genius."
A superb biography of a great conductor who was dogged by controversy throughout his career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Nash's well-researched reporting of Hoover's public life in 191718 should be of interest to scholars, but for the general reader, an entire volume covering two years in Hoover's life may offer more detail than they need. (41 photos, not seen)"
The third volume of Nash's definitive biography further enhances the stature of a too often disparaged great American. Read full book review >

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HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Charles Rappleye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Concluding with the rise of Franklin Roosevelt, this study is finely focused and fills an important niche in presidential scholarship."
A fair-handed, surprisingly sympathetic new appraisal of the much-vilified president who was faced with the nation's plunge into the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WOKE UP by Rich Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"The carpe-diem message resonates clearly in this moving, bittersweet account of another of life's mysterious miracles."
A brain-dead man regains consciousness to greet his family one final time. Divine intervention or medical miracle? Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The story is still spry and wise, and Voake makes this neglected literary gem—and unforgettable read-aloud—look new. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Voake's ink-and-watercolor sketches match the delicate clarity of Farjeon's prose to perfection in this small, handsomely turned-out volume that makes available to a new generation a classic tale of tyranny overcome. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Voake's bewitching ink-and-watercolor illustrations, mostly in the greens and duns of a misty meadow hill, capture Farjeon's otherworldliness and utter charm. (Picture book. 4-9)"
One of the loveliest of tales (revived in a smaller-sized edition by Candlewick in 1997) is here given full-dress treatment. Read full book review >