Search Results: "Karl Bodmer"


BOOK REVIEW

AN INDIAN WINTER by Russell Freedman
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"Another splendid achievement. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In 1833, a German prince, Maximilian of Wied (1782-1867), hired the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809-93) and set out with him to study Native Americans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

This vivid appreciation combines big, dramatic color photos taken in several countries over a nearly 40-year span with a lively, opinionated history that will clue readers in to both the development (and jargon) of steam railroading, and its enduring fascination. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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THE TOOM COUNTY MUD RACE by Herb Karl
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A patchy but nonstop first novel. (Fiction. 13-16)"
High-schooler Jackie Crockett, his aptly nicknamed sidekick Juan ``Snake'' Gomez, and Bonnie Galloway, his steady-cum- mechanic are determined to win the mud race even though it means driving through country so swampy that even fancy four-wheel- drive vehicles have been known to sink without a trace. Read full book review >

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PAPA AND FIDEL by Karl Alexander
Released: April 15, 1989

Alexander showed passable daring in his earlier fantasy novel Time After Time (1979)—in which H.G. Wells was pursued by Jack the Ripper—but this time he is out of his depth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A fine piece of scientific sociology."
British author Sabbagh (A Rum Affair, 2000, etc.) looks at a major unsolved problem in pure math and the men working to solve it. Read full book review >

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THE ENGRAFTED WORD by Karl Kirchwey
Released: April 1, 1998

"Poems to be read with an OED nearby."
paper 0-8050-5607-6 Director of Manhattan's 92nd Street Y's acclaimed poetry center, Kirchwey writes like the ultimate insider in the world of poetry that he is: A traveler in an antique world, he wanders the ancient sites, recording his insights in deft metres that are academic and as cold as the statuary he exults in. Read full book review >

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THE TRIUMPH OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Karl Rove
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A well-informed and -researched dissection of McKinley's overlooked influence."
Longtime GOP strategist and political consultant Rove (Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, 2010) examines the rise to power of William McKinley during a fated moment in the country's history.Read full book review >