Search Results: "Lincoln Agnew"


BOOK REVIEW

COOKIEBOT! by Katie Van Camp
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Inventive, animated and irresistible. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry and Horsie return to battle a giant, cookie-eating robot in this winning tale that will satisfy sweet tooth and thrill-seeker alike. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND HORSIE by Katie Van Camp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Young boys and space adventurers will adore this captivating, exuberant and contagious tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's past bedtime, but Harry and Horsie are still awake, drawn to the Super Duper Bubble Blooper aglow in the moonlight. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A splendid book, for every library. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Describing Lincoln as "one of the greatest masters of the English language," Meltzer lets him speak eloquently for himself, skillfully selecting passages from Lincoln's speeches, letters, and other writings to characterize the man, follow the development of his ideas, and exemplify his achievements. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by David Herbert Donald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A magisterial work, destined to assume its place with those of Beveridge, Sandburg, Thomas, and Oates as a standard life of Lincoln. (Book-of-the-Month Club split main selection; History Book Club main selection)"
In a significant contribution to Lincoln scholarship, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prizewinning biographer Donald (Harvard; Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, 1987, etc.) draws a richly detailed, absorbing portrait of our 16th president. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 16, 1987

"This is a necessary purchase for all collections—and an opportunity for librarians to scrutinize earlier biographies on Lincoln that have long occupied their shelves."
Relying on the recent scholarly biographies that have argued that many famous Abraham Lincoln stories are myths, Freedman carefully introduces a more realistic portrait than is usually found in juvenile biographies. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A highly readable, often insightful analysis of an unequaled prose master for whom writing was 'the supreme artifact of human genius.'"
How the 16th president used—and transformed—the English language. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN ON LINCOLN by Paul M. Zall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A collection that casts a strong light, but so much of it falls behind the president that shadows obscure his face—and much of his character."
Excerpts from Lincoln's autobiographical writings, some quite brief, selected, edited, and annotated by Zall, a senior researcher at the Huntington Library. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"A picture-book portrait that's beautiful as well as admiring. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With a jewel cutter's precision of image and a like economy of language, Demi tells the story of the 16th U.S. president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER LINCOLN by A.J. Langguth
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Langguth shows rather than explains, and the result is a rich history of an understudied period of American history."
A new political history of Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN by William Lee Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A creative thesis thoroughly explored and beautifully argued."
A member of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Lincoln Studies Group examines the moral reasoning at the heart of the president's statecraft. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Thomas Keneally
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"Exemplary and illuminating, even for readers well versed in Lincolniana."
A fine, brief life of the Great Emancipator by the Australian novelist (Woman of the Inner Sea, 1993, etc.) and biographer (American Scoundrel, p. 31, etc.). Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Reasonably accurate—but the historical territory is already thoroughly surveyed elsewhere, and the unusual format doesn't compensate for the routine content. (appendix) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
Lincoln's life gets a graphic treatment, but the prose reads like a school report, and even the battle scenes look staged. Read full book review >