Search Results: "John Maxtone-Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"Small details enriched with deep emotion and dramatic irony."
One of the deans of maritime history returns with some sidebars to enlarge the hefty history of the Titanic. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MRS. MINIVER by Ysenda Maxtone Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An accomplished biography of a minor writer made famous by her times."
A granddaughter brings alive the woman who created Mrs. Miniver, the perfect wife and mother who affirmed British values on the eve of WWII. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1995

"A rare examination of the life, accomplishments, and intellectual roots of an extraordinary though neglected figure."
A historian and a psychologist argue that esoteric spiritual beliefs governed the career of the enigmatic populist/progressive, Henry A. Wallace. Read full book review >

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SPICED by John L. Graham
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A commendable, galvanizing, cautionary plea for increased consumer awareness that should inspire food-driven dialogue and proactive discussion."
A motivational text addresses how certain foods become addictive and problematic. Read full book review >

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DEAR OLD DONEGAL by Steve Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"The full song appears on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A flat, unimaginative book based on a tune made popular by Bing Crosby and best known for its chorus of rhyming Irish names: ``Meet Branigan, Fannigan, Milligan, Gilligan, Duffy, McCuffy,'' etc. O'Brien (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 1993, not reviewed, etc.) follows a lad out of Cork who rises from street-singing urchin (where improbably, a woman drops dollars in his box) to concert hall tenor with his name up in lights. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >