Search Results: "Leo Damrosch"


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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A vigorous, lucid biography of perhaps the most influential thinker of his day, with plenty of juicy gossip about his extracurricular life."
Thoroughgoing life of the often disagreeable, uncharismatic and world-transformative philosopher, he of "Mankind is born free and is everywhere in chains" renown. Read full book review >

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TOCQUEVILLE’S DISCOVERY OF AMERICA by Leo Damrosch
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2010

"On this vicarious trip, Damrosch effectively demonstrates why Tocqueville proved 'a superb interpreter of American culture.'"
The journey and insights of Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) in America. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"General readers looking for a challenge will love this book and will dive into Blake's work. Many will find him just too far off the beam, but they, too, will enjoy the many color illustrations included in the text."
Acclaimed scholar and biographer Damrosch (Literature/Harvard Univ.; Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, 2013, etc.) brings decades of study to this analysis of William Blake's art, poetry, religion, and philosophy.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"A graceful example of how rigorous scholarship and erudition can inform and animate popular history."
How the epic poem Gilgamesh was composed, modified, recorded on clay in cuneiform, stored, smashed, lost and found. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-written and fascinating, though its appeal may be limited to the terminally food-obsessed."
An insider's look at the first two years of Per Se, Thomas Keller's New York complement to his legendary Napa Valley restaurant, French Laundry. Read full book review >

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EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. Read full book review >

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FAT BAT AND SWOOP by Leo Landry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A funny tale for newly fledged Easy Reader graduates, with more dialogue than description and illustrated with lots of small cartoon figures in ink-and-wash rural scenes. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A not-so-wise owl and his chubby buddy make both mischief and a new friend one night in this tale of "clothes" encounters. Read full book review >

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LAST LEAF FIRST SNOWFLAKE TO FALL by Leo Yerxa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A soothing and lyrical work. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winter is near at hand. Read full book review >

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AN EXTRAORDINARY EGG by Leo Lionni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jessica is a fancier of stones and pebbles, but her friends Marilyn and August, also frogs, don't share her enthusiasm until she turns up with what Marilyn, "who knew everything about everything," identifies as a "chicken egg." Read full book review >

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GUS'S GARAGE by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Supersaturated hues and maximum automotive whimsy make this one to pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal drivers in wacky vehicles visit the titular garage for special repairs. Read full book review >