Search Results: "Julie M. Rivett"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A valuable addition to the biography of an underrated literary figure."
Biographies of famous writers by their offspring usually have modest literary value, but this memoir is a cut above the rest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A fine rendering of Hammett's life in his own words—and a remarkable slice of Americana."
An illuminating collection of the famed writer's letters. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Judicious editors Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett provide a notable addendum to the Hammett canon, even if both tales and their brief addendum read like screen treatments and the volume's title perpetuates the canard that the thin man is Nick Charles."
Yet another trip to the Hammett archive discloses the two screen stories on which the films After the Thin Man (1936) and Another Thin Man (1939) were based, along with a bonus, an unproduced (and probably unproducible) outline for a Sequel to The Thin Man.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An insightful look at a complex relationship that has been largely lost to history."
The portrait of a once-famous, now nearly forgotten figure in 20th-century American politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An unexpected, odd-angle approach to Lincoln that proves marvelously insightful."
Through the lens of a sensational 1856 Springfield, Ill., murder case, a historian focuses on Abraham Lincoln the lawyer and politician, four years before his election to the presidency. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Geographers and American history buffs will enjoy Fenster's detailed research on these fascinating men, her easy style of writing, and tales beyond the textbooks. She opens an entirely new vista on those who opened the West."
The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory for $15 million but did not know its borders. Fenster (FDR's Shadow: Louis Howe, The Force that Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, 2009, etc.) ably depicts the men who set out to discover them.Read full book review >

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I IMAGINE by Rachel Rivett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The light, soothing atmosphere created by the well-matched prayers and illustrations is deceptively simple, effectively conveying powerful images and a strong sense of comfort. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
An unusual, whimsical collection of 12 short prayers offers an imaginative approach with a patterned text and creative responses from the children narrating the prayers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though the author doesn't break much new ground, she delivers a forceful statement that cross-party cooperation is necessary to improve political discourse for future generations."
Democratic National Committee chair Schultz assembles a party platform and memoir organized around improving the lives of America's children, in a debut co-authored by Fenster (FDR's Shadow: Louis Howe, the Force that Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. Read full book review >

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PLAY ALL DAY by Julie Paschkis
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"So Sad, 1995) provides charming scenes of domesticity that often outpace the fantasy spreads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Play All Day ($15.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-316-69043-0): A bedtime book alternates vignettes of a boy at play with double- page, full-bleed spreads of his far more imaginative version of events. Read full book review >

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MOZART TONIGHT by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Attractive; useful. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
Flashing back via an informal narration by Mozart to his wife while on their way to the first performance of Don Giovanni, Downing touches on significant events throughout Mozart's life, concluding with the opera's warm reception. Read full book review >