Search Results: "Joshua Kendall"


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JOSHUA by Andrew Kane
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"In revealing the very human side of racial tension, Kane offers up an engaging and heartfelt tale."
A story of love and racial tension set in Brooklyn as it spans across decades and transforms the lives of Kane's (Rabbi, Rabbi, 1995) three main characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A gracefully told story that commands attention and confers on Webster deserved honor too long deferred."
Freelance journalist Kendall (The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus, 2008) tells the story of the remarkable Noah Webster (1758-1843)—lexicographer, political theorist, journalist, co-founder of Amherst College, polymath. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2008

"Obviously modeled on Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998), right down to the subtitle and the overhyped prose."
Freelance journalist Kendall does his best to jazz up the quiet life of the English polymath who turned finding the right word into a science. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S OBSESSIVES by Joshua Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"Do we care if a professionally successful person is a psychological mess? Not, it seems, if we get out of it a great smartphone or a well-organized library. Kendall delivers a mostly engaging history of a handful of America's 'obsessive innovators.'"
Kendall (Associate Fellow/Trumbull College, Yale Univ.; The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture, 2010, etc.) returns with a collection of minibiographies of obsessive personalities who transformed American life. Read full book review >

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FIRST DADS by Joshua Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Rich in detail, this informative book gives new understanding to our nation's leaders and their offspring."
A look at the parenting practices of American presidents. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"It's embarrassing to run into your parents when you're with people from school, especially when your parents are about to destroy the planet." Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A superpowered thumbs up. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the substitute librarian tries to kill you on the last day of school, it doesn't bode well for summer break. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA GREYMAN by Maeve Sidhe Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2007

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OVER THE JOSHUA SLOPE by Lyman Hafen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story loses focus briefly when one rancher learns that his son has been killed in a helicopter crash; otherwise, this well-knit, undemanding first novel about a boy winning acceptance and working on his sense of self-worth has a satisfying solidity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A modern cattle roundup becomes a 12-year-old's rite of passage. Read full book review >