Search Results: "Jules Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"House Beautiful, Utne Reader, and 75 others. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Archer (A House Divided, 1994, etc.) offers brief biographies of four people he considers "central to the American Environmental Movement" along with succinct coverage of the history of that movement. Read full book review >

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THEY HAD A DREAM by Jules Archer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Index not seen. (Biography. 10+)"
Subtitled The Civil Rights Struggle from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X: engagingly written biographies of four civil rights leaders, mentioning the mistakes and weaknesses—as well as the strong moral sense, high purpose, and outstanding courage—of each. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Lottman does his best to inject a bit of drama into his subject's rather quiet life, examining every small incident he can unearth, but in the end there is little here to keep even the most dedicated Verne fan awake."
An unsurprising biography of one of the founding fathers of science fiction, by a specialist in French literature and culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A superb story well told. (Bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Writing a joint biography of the two outstanding commanders of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, is of course attractive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The influences on American feminists—from Lysistrata to abolitionism, as well as the personal impact of parental strengths and—enhance this multiple biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"Good point, good book."
This is an excellent biography of the Frenchman who masterminded the 19th century classics of science fiction and whose imaginative projections of submarine life and aerial conquest have become matters of fact in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"B&w photos, engravings, etc.—very dark; bibliography (a dozen books, undifferentiated between sources and books for young readers); notes; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
At 22, Verne was so poor that his dinner often consisted of prunes; by the time he was 50, he was rich and widely lauded. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2009

"Along with the obligatory pleasures of watching Spade dealing with familiar supporting characters for the first time, Gores, a far more virtuoso plotter than Hammett, keeps multiple pots boiling furiously while providing a pitch-perfect replica of his master's voice."
Veteran Gores (Glass Tiger, 2006, etc.) spins the straw of an origin story for the firm of Spade & Archer, violently dissolved in the opening chapters of The Maltese Falcon, into storytelling gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALMOST ARCHER SISTERS by Lisa Gabriele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A richly crafted tale of redemption and reinvention that stands out from the crowd."
Canadian sisters clash and cling. Read full book review >

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STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Classifing types of ``whens'' (``When Court Decisions Trigger Violence''; ``When Americans Fear Losing Their Daily Bread''; etc.), Archer (The Incredible Sixties, 1986) takes a historical approach. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR JULES by Tamara N. Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A fairy tale riddled with minor characters whose quirks are more intriguing than Jules' quest for a conventional romance."
A cab ride home from the airport gives Jules Sinclair time to reflect. After an argument filled with accusations and recriminations, will Marcus be home? Or has she lost him forever? Read full book review >