Search Results: "Leon Golden"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2009

"A fine reappraisal of two masterpieces that discovers psychological and moral profundities amid the blood and guts."
Two very different soldiers are improbable comrades-in-arms, according to this perceptive comparative study. Read full book review >

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ARISTOTLE AND THE ARC OF TRAGEDY by Leon Golden
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pithy examination of dramatic theory that shows glimpses of its whole landscape without getting bogged down in minutiae."
A book seeks to clarify Aristotle's theory of tragedy, drawing from some of the archetypal tragic heroes of Western civilization. Read full book review >

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LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Marcus Thompson II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"Fans of the Warriors and especially of Curry will enjoy the book, which has its virtues in terms of depth and insight, but the rest can wait until Curry's career is over for a more fully fleshed and less-adulatory biography."
A hagiographic look at an NBA star with a lot of career ahead of him. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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LEON AND BOB by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Tidy, but congenial. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Leon is new in town. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"A satisfying counterpoint to conventional romantic teen fiction. (Fiction. 12-17)"
The chance discovery of a private journal leads 17-year-old Parker Frost on a journey in which she finds out as much about herself as about the mystery she is trying to solve. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An exhaustively detailed, definitive account of one of America's most morally reprehensible political-corruption sagas."
In-depth investigative report on the rise and fall of the embattled former governor of Illinois. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 25, 2006

"A well-balanced blend of fast-moving fantasy and light, playful chick-lit. (Fantasy. YA)"
Although framed around the typical moving-to-a-new-neighborhood story and its related angst, this tale immediately bypasses predictability as protagonist Lissy James reveals her secret ability to see and interpret the color of people's auras. Read full book review >

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THE LOSS OF LEON MEED by Josh Emmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"A sparkling and witty debut."
A mysterious missing man travels through time and space to confront ten oddly linked Californians. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS LEON by Kit De Waal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Taut, emotionally intense, and wholly believable, this beautiful and uplifting debut gives readers a hero to champion."
When crushing mental illness sends a single mother to the hospital, her young sons become entangled in Britain's bureaucratic foster care system. Read full book review >