Search Results: "Jayne Amelia Larson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Sharp-eyed and humane."
The engaging memoir of a struggling Hollywood actress/producer's experiences working as the chauffeur for the women of the Saudi royal family. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Elgen M. Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The Longs' extensive research, coupled with their mastery of technical detail, should make this the definitive study of its subject."
A detailed chronicle of the last days of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, and what went before, based upon an exhaustive 25-year study. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Lynda Pflueger
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A solid landing. (b&w photos, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
Part of the Historical American Biographies series, this personalized account of America's adored darling of aviation avoids a didactic tone most of the time by incorporating many quotes from Earhart into the narrative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The author's knowledge of aviation history renders this a proficient chronicle of women in flight."
Brisk life of the famed aviator who is more often taken to task for her sloppy technique than lauded for her bravery. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Sarah Stewart Taylor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
The Center of Cartoon Studies, producer of the critically lauded graphic biographies of Harry Houdini, Satchel Paige and Henry David Thoreau, adheres to the same winning formula with this charmer about famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE AMELIA SMILED by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A playfully profound picture book that does its part in passing on good feelings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia's smile, brought on by a rain shower and seen by a neighborhood grandmother, catalyzes a cheery chain of happy consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"An inspiration and a delight. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will need to swallow the premise that a police homicide investigator would allow the mother of a victim to tag along on the investigation and question witnesses, but otherwise, this is a solid debut novel."
Former attorney McCreight pens a multilayered legal thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A stunning look at an equally stunning lady. (bibliography, Internet resources, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The most intriguing part of Amelia Earhart's life is often thought to be the way it ended. Read full book review >