Search Results: "Howard Mansfield"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 1999

"A well- researched, honest evaluation of a man and his times."
The bizarre life of a daredevil pioneer pilot, trained in the Wright Brothers" school, who became a visionary inventor, entrepreneur, spellbinding salesman of possibilities rather than solid achievements, showman, engineer (MIT), manipulator of trusting investors" vanishing capital, liar, and deadbeat, of whom it was said he spent more time in bankruptcy court than in church. Read full book review >

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HOGWOOD STEPS OUT by Howard Mansfield
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 2008

"Some pig indeed! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when spring strikes the fancy of a 600-pound pig with personality and panache? Read full book review >

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LEANING INTO LOVE by Elaine Mansfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Deeply spiritual without being preachy, a comforting guide to mourning for readers of any stripe."
A meditative memoir of a wife's bereavement. Read full book review >

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Roll Call by Gwen Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An exhilarating ride full of sheer drops and whiplash curves."
The author of Experiment Station Road (2011) returns with a YA novel about resistance fighters standing against a military government in what's left of a future America.Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

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FIND THE DOTS by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A multifaceted lead-in to the more open-ended play in Hervé Tullet's interactive outings. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
An invitation to explore different combinations of flaps, spinners, pop-ups, and pull tabs to reveal one to 10 hidden dots. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1992

"Mansfield has amassed voluminous research, and there's a voyeuristic charge to following the spoiled whims of this notoriously reclusive heiress; and yet a seemingly petty, controlling woman without humor or flare makes for an unexciting biography."
In the latest addition to the poor-little-rich-girl bookshelf, tobacco heiress and Imelda Marcos-pal Doris Duke is portrayed by Washington Post reporter Mansfield as tightfisted, eccentric, and aimless. Read full book review >

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Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fun, sexy, and self-aware historical romance set in Scotland."
An agent of Fate sends a lonely teacher back in time, tasked with giving a lusty Highland lord an heir. Read full book review >

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Touched by the Magic by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2012

"A saucy romp whose narrative excesses are tempered by likable lead characters and a tender love story."
A student healer and a noble paladin discover their destinies after they're paired up in a sexually charged college class in Mansfield's (Tamed by the Fire, 2013, etc.) erotic fantasy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Candid and heartfelt, though at times penitential in tone."
An evangelical activist's account of the troubled relationship between his family and his rebellious, drug-addicted son. Read full book review >

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Tested by the Night by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"Pleasant adventure takes a back seat to eroticism in this fantasy romance."
With her bodyguard-turned-lover at her side and a few magical tricks up her sleeve, a princess embarks on a quest to earn the right to rule her patriarchal society in the fifth installment of Mansfield's (Touched by Magic, 2012, etc.) Academy Series. Read full book review >