Search Results: "Jessie Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSIE by Judy Alter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"A portrait that's in the end more superficial than perceptive."
From an award-winning Western writer (Libbie, not reviewed) comes the story of real-life Jessie Benton Fremont, covering the years 1839-90—a historical short on psychological insight if long on factual details and the romance of adventure. Read full book review >

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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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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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POSSESSING JESSIE by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2010

"The strongest feature of this banal effort is its shortness; even the most reluctant of readers might be enticed to pick up a slender horror novel that delivers, in true Twlight Zone fashion, a chillingly nasty conclusion. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Strikingly shallow characters abound in this brief horror-fest. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"One of Smith's best. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Adam Joshua finds that Valentine's Day is ``a whole lot scarier'' than Halloween. Read full book review >

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RED-DIRT JESSIE by Anna Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The simplicity of language goes right to the heart; Myers is a new talent to watch. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like Patricia Pendergraft at her best, Myers draws readers into intensely evoked realms of folk just trying to get by, crafting what contentment they have out of red dirt and weeds. Read full book review >