Search Results: "Jerome Washington"


BOOK REVIEW

WASHINGTON by Tom Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Lewis amply shows how close D.C. came to being an ugly patchwork town, and he cites the congressmen who fought to keep it Southern and the Gilded Age men who used their money for its good. Those who enjoy the city will enjoy this book."
Lewis (English/Skidmore Coll.; The Hudson: A History, 2005, etc.) follows the evolution of the symbolic place of Washington, D.C., in the consciousness of Americans.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HOUSE by Jerome Washington
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Righteous anger, pointed questioning, and a plaintive voice that cannot be denied—but a far cry from the rage and fury of the best prison writing."
Vignettes of prison life, as told from inside the ``big house.'' Washington, who spent 16 years in federal jails after being convicted of murder (he claimed self-defense), serves an anedcotal smorgasbord of prison life and people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A work of admirable, if digressive, breadth, examining the endurance of the nation's dream, even after the British pillaged Washington in 1814."
Bordewich (Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, 2005, etc.) chronicles the painful creation of America's capital city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEROME ROBBINS by Deborah Jowitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"For buffs, scholars, actors, dancers, choreographers, and directors: a vital picture of ballet and Broadway in a golden age. (Photos, not seen)"
Like God and Jerome Robbins, Village Voice dance critic Jowitt dwells in details, coming up with an impressive record of her subject's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"For a picture of strict belief in class distinctions and the stupidity of the fools who accede to the good of the whole, please step this way. For anyone else, take a pass."
As the great-nephew of the first president, Washington writes about a forgotten book he claims molded the Founding Father's personality: H. de Luzancy's A Panegyrick to the Memory of His Grace Frederick, Late Duke of Schonberg (1690). Read full book review >

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ST. JEROME AND THE LION by Margaret Hodges
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Luminous and altogether splendid. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
This medieval legend of the early monk who lived in Bethlehem and translated the Bible into Latin is such a wonderful story that it's surprising it hasn't been retold more often. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE WASHINGTON by Tonya Duncan Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2017

"A satisfying read, full of real-life lessons and good-hearted characters."
As Easter approaches, sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her little brother, Cole, struggle with giving up tattling and video games for Lent in this lighthearted children's chapter-book sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"Shvets generates interest only when detailing the daily, tedious routines and machinations of undercover spy work."
A former KGB operative offers a melodramatic and often portentous account of his ``spy'' activities while attached to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. Shvets arrived in Washington in 1985, supposedly as a correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Timeline; bibliography; index (not seen). (Biography. 9-12)"
After an introduction listing the reasons for Washington's importance, a straightforward chronological account of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE WASHINGTON by Kevin J. Hayes
Released: May 1, 2017

"More effective as a portrait of the interests of the Colonial planter class than of Washington personally."
A new biography of our first president as viewed through the contents of his library. Read full book review >