Search Results: "James Tertius DeKay"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"This book is, simply, a little treasure. (25 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The history of the USS Monitor, written with panache, sophisticated understanding, and attention to detail by deKay (Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Good entertainment for fans of Civil War tales, naval history, or true stories of high-seas adventure."
The little-known story of the clandestine British construction of a Confederate warship, Southern piracy, and the far-reaching impact these activities had on modern international law. Read full book review >

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TERTIUS AND PLINY by Ben Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A brief, witty tale, told without condescension. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tertius, a toy Scottie, and Pliny, a one-eyed monkey, have lived on an antique store shelf together for a long time when two children happily whisk Tertius away. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Well-researched and engaging."
The life of the eminent naval hero that focuses on the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death as well as his military accomplishments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2012

"A highly readable, somewhat fawning, ultimately credible biography of an ambitious, energetic risk-taker."
Long before he steered the country through both the Depression and World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was a headstrong fellow who knew what he wanted, played for keeps and mastered the art of taking charge. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >