Search Results: "Jacek Hugo-Bader"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE FEVER by Jacek Hugo-Bader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"No charming folk customs here, just the hard facts of life in the frozen Russian north."
A writer for the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports on life at the harrowing margins of contemporary Russian society. Read full book review >

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HUGO by Alfred Shaughnessy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"A little like Howard's End without the skillful plotting and emotional resonance: dry, dusty, and very English."
Shaughnessy (Dearest Enemy, not reviewed), a writer- producer for television's Upstairs, Downstairs, tells a stiff-upper-lip tale of an English boy, the home he loves, and cruel Destiny's efforts to part them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Offers a somewhat ponderous view of Chávez as the driven, dedicated inheritor of Simón Bolivar's mantle."
An American reporter who spent eight years in Venezuela puts the country's controversial president in the context of its cultural and political history. Read full book review >

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HUGO CHÁVEZ by Cristina Marcano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Admirable search for the facts and insight that are often swamped in Chavez's turbulent wake."
Thorough, thoughtful biography of Venezuela's controversial leftist president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGO & ROSE by Bridget Foley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Despite a tendency to dwell on emotional explanations, Foley delivers a compelling tale."
A debut novel that uses the world of dreams to upend the life of an otherwise ordinary housewife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A beautiful example of what a picture book can be. (glossary) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
How did a book-loving girl grow up to be a Supreme Court justice? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Solid, like a junior encyclopedia entry, but not special. (Bibliography; index; chronology) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
After being one of the first women to attend Harvard Law and graduating first in her Columbia Law School class (after following her husband to New York City in 1958), Ruth Bader Ginsburg went looking for a job. ``I don't hire women,'' said a man whose position would someday be her own, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Read full book review >

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HUGO BLACK by Roger K. Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 1994

"More than just a major contribution to Supreme Court history: a master's finely etched portrait of an American hero. (Author tour)"
A majestic biography of the man who shed his Ku Klux Klan robes to become one of the most influential and liberal justices in Supreme Court history. Read full book review >

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HUGO THE LIFESAVING SAILOR by Lorette Broekstra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Hugo, with his sense of adventure and I-think-I-can gumption, will hold enormous appeal to the lap-reading set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hugo swaps his airplane from Hugo the Flying Firefighter (2005) for a smiling sailboat, Gypsy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUGO WINNERS by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 7, 1962

"Novelettes and short stories in a good combination."
This collects nine of the winners of the SF awards, from 1939 to 1961, and, with Asimov's introduction to the volume and notes for the writers and their inclusions, is an easy-to-take entertainment. Read full book review >

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BROTHER HUGO AND THE BEAR by Katy Beebe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2014

"This accurate (if abbreviated) delineation of the process of medieval manuscript bookmaking shines thanks to the fey twist of ursine longing for the written word. (glossary, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Prepare to be charmed by a bear who loves words—or at least loves to eat them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Marketing froth, mostly, but with tidbits for budding fans of cinema's history. (place, movie and website lists, thumbnail biographies of cast and crew) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Timed just to precede the scheduled release of the film version of Selznick's Caldecott-winner, a chubby compendium of stills interspersed with background notes and interviews. Read full book review >