Search Results: "Joshua Kendall"


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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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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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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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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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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nothing new here, but a decently told account all the same."
A joint biography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by cultural historian Taylor, who dwells on the disintegration of their marriage and Zelda's slow descent into madness. Read full book review >

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221 BC by Kendall Price
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive blend of Egyptian history and magic, this dynastic tale opens what promises to be a stellar series."
Set against the backdrop of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in an alternate history linking the power of the pharaohs to magic, this first installment of a trilogy details the beginnings of a war pitting brother against brother. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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OVERTIME by Judith Kendall
Released: July 28, 2010

"Romance fans will enjoy this tangled web of love and work amid the tumultuous backdrop of the changing times."
Kendall's debut combines romantic love and melodrama to explore changing gender roles and business relationships. Read full book review >

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SALT & STORM by Kendall Kulper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A fat, slow-moving, sensuous fantasy for fans of watery paranormals. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A 19th-century 16-year-old witch yearns to return to her birthright. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD by Jane Kendall
Released: May 1, 1999

"But if much of the humor is over the heads of the target audience, and if too much movie jargon remains oblique, this broad, entertaining period piece carries readers along with its sheer good spirits and provides them with a vivid glimpse of an unfamiliar era. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this sequel to Miranda and the Movies (1989), Miranda Gaines and her Aunt Lucy travel by train to Hollywood to join up with and Bobby, streetwise orphaned young actor who is Miranda's best friend, and C.J., the charming if rascally director of silent movies in which Miranda hopes to act. Read full book review >

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I SEE REALITY by Grace Kendall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"An important collection for older teens. (Anthology. 15-18)"
Twelve original stories explore the many issues teenagers face today. Read full book review >