Search Results: "James L. Nelson"


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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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THIEVES OF MERCY by James L. Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Realistic combat, rowdy humor, and tense adventure, all combined in a well-researched historical that's authentic and enjoyable."
Confederate naval action on the Mississippi in a sequel to Glory in the Name (2003). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Nelson makes an entertaining case that the American Revolution may have been won on Bunker Hill."
A clever, often sardonic history of an iconic battle. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Routine assignment fodder. (further reading, websites, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A standard-issue profile of the renowned activist—one of a spate launched by his death in December 2013. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela Foundation
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2009

"An inviting portrayal of a legendary political leader."
South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1994), adapted in graphic form. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Martin Meredith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Not only a moving record of a man whose courage and conviction was so splendidly vindicated by events, but an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written. (b&w illustrations)"
A new, comprehensive biography of South Africa's leader achieves that rare distinction of making both the man and his times come vibrantly alive in a work that is notably incisive and perceptive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"Chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)"
Telling the gripping story of the struggles of South Africa's leading statesman, Otfinoski maintains a sympathetic but narrowly focused viewpoint by concentrating on the individual activities of Mandela and his generation of activists rather than listing the horrors of apartheid and the suffering of younger activists like Steven Biko (who isn't even mentioned). Read full book review >

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LOSING NELSON by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Psychodrama and historical suspense align to extraordinary effect here, entwining the two in a denouement both stunning and unspeakably sad. (Book-of-the-Month Club)"
In a novel of singular complexity, Unsworth (Sugar and Rum, p. 481, etc.) sheds remarkable light on the nature of obsession, as a daft but supremely knowledgeable biographer of British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson fights desperately against the evidence to rescue his subject from a distinctly unheroic deed. Read full book review >

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HALF NELSON by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A dastardly criminal conspiracy outsmarted and outsocked by a fairy-godmother vigilante: a tree-hugger's answer to John D. MacDonald's The Green Ripper."
Activist Robert Rackleff, the fair-haired lord of Earth Everlasting, must be the most unlikely person in the world to receive death threats, and the most exasperating to protect when he does. Read full book review >