Search Results: "Lawrence Schimel"


BOOK REVIEW

LAWRENCE by Michael Asher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lawrence was perhaps the first international megastar of the century,' Asher suggests, and this rather narrow biography pays due homage. (49 b&w photos)"
A biography of T.E. Lawrence, of the linear narrative, pop-psychology school. Read full book review >

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FIRST PERSON QUEER by Richard Labonté
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Whether read in a couple of sittings or savored essay by essay, this is an eye-opening vista on diversity."
Personal nonfiction accounts from every stripe in the rainbow and then some. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Acute and absorbing scholarship. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First installment of an ambitious three-volume biography of D.H. Lawrence; to be followed by volume two (1912-1922, by Mark Kinkead-Weekes) and volume three (1922-1930, by David Ellis), set for 1992 and 1994, respectively. Read full book review >

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T.E. LAWRENCE by Malcolm Brown
Released: May 1, 1989

Correspondence of the legendary warrior/scholar, much of it published for the first time (being newly in the public domain after 50 years of top-secret classification). Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE OF BARRACUDA by Llanos Campos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The theme in this Spanish-to-English import is golden; the vessel, not particularly well-founded. (glossary) (Adventure. 10-12)"
The "map" to a fabled hoard turns out to be at least as much of a treasure as the piles of gold and gems to which it leads in this rumbustious pirate adventure. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO SEE PAPÁ! by Lawrence Schimel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While this is clearly a much-needed story that effectively captures the experience faced by many immigrant families, its themes are relevant to all children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl realizes that moving to the United States to live with her father means leaving familiarity behind. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE IN THE CITY by Susan Goldman Rubin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Candlewick's Art for Baby (2009) is a far better choice, inasmuch as it is specifically keyed to babies' neural development. (18-36 mos.)"
A child's voice narrates a sequence of ten paintings by the great African-American artist, with an emphasis on rhythm and onomatopoeia. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A perceptive, readable work of Laurentiana, though perhaps too late in its own right."
Well-crafted life of the once-famous (or infamous) writer who got much mileage out of shocking the bourgeoisie. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 1998

"In MacNiven, he has found a gifted, sympathetic interpreter. (36 b&w photos, not seen)"
Elegant and meticulous, this authorized biography of the author of such literary works as The Alexandria Quartet and The Avignon Quintet is a belletristic treat. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"She tells it judiciously and well."
Maddox (Nora, 1988) focuses on Lawrence's tumultuous union with a German aristocrat as the major factor goading him to his artistic quantum leaps. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG T.E. LAWRENCE by Anthony Sattin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A masterful account of the beginnings of a unique man."
Sattin (The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu, 2004, etc.) details the early years of the man who loved the Arabian people and determined to free them from Turkish rule.Read full book review >