Search Results: "John Hope Franklin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An important work by an eyewitness to the events of the 20th century."
Personal history from a towering figure in U.S. historical circles and a key player in our current understanding of race in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A well-crafted and carefully researched account that opens a new window onto a dark and painful chapter in American history."
In a searing indictment of plantation life in the antebellum South, noted historian Franklin (professor emeritus at Duke Univ.) and Schweninger (History/Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) use primary documents such as court records, newspapers, and letters of contemporaries, including slaves themselves, to show that slaves often resisted their condition by means direct and indirect, and frequently to the point of running away. Read full book review >

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HOPE by David A Neumeier
Released: April 2, 2015

"A bright fish tale that young readers will enjoy, even if unnerving truths about conflict lurk below its surface."
A story of a little fish who learns important lessons about bravery, tolerance, and community with the help of a loving father. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Rima Jbara
Released: June 1, 2006

"Readers will find this story as empty as its heroine."
A vain, self-obsessed woman toggles between morose navel-gazing and showy breakdowns in this dreary character study. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Len Deighton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 1996

Deighton artfully fills in more blanks in the long-running saga of British espionage agent Bernard Samson, the protagonist in two earlier trilogies and the featured attraction of this sequel to Faith (1995). Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An excellent portrayal of a patriot's style and substance."
In this relatively brief biography, Morgan (History/Yale) aims to depict Franklin's personality as much as the deeds that made him famous. Read full book review >

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HOPE by W. D. Murray
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"An atypical romance highlighted by a strong female lead who faces heartrending struggles."
A summer romance in a small Canadian prairie town proves to be the making of a young girl. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1998

"Unpleasant and unpersuasive: politically correct prudery mixed with unbridled sex."
A maudlin debut novel by a young Brit about romantic failure, filled with trendy musings on the transgressive (S/M, child abuse, pornography) in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Amanda Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2015

"A nuanced testament to the complexity of the human spirit."
On May 6, 2013, electrifying headlines revealed news of the escape of three young women who had been missing for more than 10 years and presumed dead but were in fact held captive by Ariel Castro, a depraved Cleveland school bus driver. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Richard Zoglin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"In this rich and entertaining work, Zoglin pulls no punches but also remains an astonished admirer."
A contributing editor and theater critic for Time weighs in with what will immediately become the definitive biography of the legendary comedian, born Leslie Townes Hope (1903-2003). Read full book review >

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HOPE by Marian Fowler
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, the diamond's first European owner, called it 'un beau violet'—perhaps the only possible description more purple than Fowler's prose."
An amusing, if gaga, history of the world's most prized blue stone, from a specialist in the biography of luxury. Read full book review >