Search Results: "Joyce Milton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Lively, richly informative, deeply satisfying—a staple in Lindbergh studies. (Photos.)"
This judiciously empathic biography from Milton (The Yellow Kids, 1989), with its dazzling breadth of research, is the keystone of this season's Lindbergh-centered publications: Dorothy Herrmann's fine portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (p. 1234); and Reeve Lindbergh's fictional familial tribute, The Names of the Mountains, (p. 1208), plus her poems and photos, in View from the Air (p. 1140), for the juvenile shelf. Read full book review >

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TRAMP by Joyce Milton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1996

"Rather, Milton presents a complex, insightful portrait of a man in whom genius and iniquity were inseparably combined. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The little tramp takes some hard, muddy pratfalls in this masterful portrait of the artist as a swine. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DAYS by Joyce Milton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Eye candy and intellectual nourishment alike for newly independent readers. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A classic informational early reader gets a substantial, long-overdue update. Read full book review >

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WILD, WILD WOLVES by Joyce Milton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A real bargain. (Nonfiction/Easy reader. 6-10)"
At ``Step 2'' in the useful ``Step into Reading'' series: an admirably clear, well-balanced presentation that centers on wolves' habits and pack structure. Read full book review >

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CALL ME GORGEOUS! by Giles Milton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The endpapers hold full images of each of the 11 animals whose parts make up our winged, beaked, antlered and spiny Gorgeous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creature that inhabits these pages (the ending tag line is the title) is gorgeous indeed, and it is displayed in an inventive piece of bookmaking. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Black-and-white photographs add a visual side, but most effective is a calendar detailing each separate step toward freedom during this time period. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the US from 1940 through 1968. Read full book review >

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"Uneven, but a horizon-broadener for readers already well grounded in recent history."
A thematic survey of recent US history, with passages from contemporary observers and participants briefly introduced and arranged under nine rubrics: the cold war; Korea and Vietnam; civil rights; immigrants and refugees; the rising tide of environmental consciousness, etc. The extracts are generally well chosen, though some are more effective than others: Elizabeth Eckford's terror-filled first day at Little Rock's Central High in 1957 and Hank Thomas's experiences as a Freedom Rider are vividly described; but excerpts from Michael Harrington's The Other America and Carson's Silent Spring, however impassioned, are too general to excite much response. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 14, 1968

"The casual but forceful thrust of his poetry, a recurrent concern for the mulatto, his tremendous versatility, the uncompromising posture are affirmed in a highly sympathetic but nevertheless reliable account of his life."
"To my mind it is the duty of the younger Negro artist. . . to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspiration of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro—and beautiful!'" That was the twenty-four-year-old Hughes writing in The Nation in 1926 and it is an early sign of an integrity that he maintained throughout his life. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOORS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A fast-moving thriller likely to draw in readers despite, or perhaps because of, its bizarre heroine."
Children's author Milton's adult debut creates a mystical world in which the secret to a missing child may be locked in the subconscious of a leading suspect. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"That the worst economic crisis of our nation's history might be remembered as a relative boon to artists (giving them a freedom for which many paid dearly during the McCarthy era) is a multi-layered irony which Meltzer reinforces here with closing statistics on the 'starvation diet' of the arts today."
The WPA gave Milton Meltzer his first writing job (in the Theater Project at a life-saving $23.86 a week), so this is an understandably glowing, nostalgic recollection of that agency's accomplishments. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT by Milton Meltzer
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"Meltzer presents the historical evidence and often relies on his readers to draw the correct conclusions from excerpted testimony; still he covers a lot of ground and those who are able to keep up with him should be well rewarded."
A passionate, far ranging defense of the Fifth Amendment protection of the right to remain silent which goes back to the origins of its systematic violation during the inquisition (where the self-incriminating confession served as both the charge and the proof of guilt) and its gradual establishment as a principle of English common law through the struggles of political prisoners such as leveler John Lilbourne. Read full book review >