Search Results: "Linda Jacobs Altman"


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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

An interesting foreword launches this first volume— summarizing 4,000 years of Jewish history—in the Holocaust series. Read full book review >

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WOMEN INVENTORS by Linda Jacobs Altman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Through these profiles, Altman shows how ordinary occurrences may lead to extraordinary discoveries. (b&w photos, not seen, chronologies, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This innovative collection in the American Profiles series focuses on the history of the process of invention as told through the accomplishments of ten notable women. Read full book review >

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SINGING WITH MOMMA LOU by Linda Jacobs Altman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

Tamika decides to try to restore her grandmother's memory in this realistic story about a family dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S ROAD by Linda Jacobs Altman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"297) provides handsome acrylic paintings in a monumental, fresco-like style that emphasizes these characters' dignity and humanity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia Martinez hates all roads; every time her father gets out the map, it means leaving new friends and a teacher who hasn't even learned her name. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"A messy entry in a category of sportswriting that's produced much better."
A grab bag of stories about the American boxing world and how the Mob transformed it in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Solid background reading on this scary, controversial topic: concise, well-organized, thoroughly documented. (b&w photos, not seen, notes, large bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An addition to the Issues in Focus library demonstrates that mass killing of civilians is not a practice unique to our century, but, as this grim tally shows, it has become horribly common in modern warfare. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Patrick McGilligan
Released: May 10, 1989

Jumbo, sympathetic trek through the incredibly productive life of hard-drinking, maverick, anticommercial film director Robert Altman. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Mitchell Zuckoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An engrossing, comprehensive book that gives invaluable insight into the life and work of a truly original artist."
The expansive oral biography a great American director. Read full book review >

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BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful reminder that it is difficult to walk a mile in someone else's shoes—or in this case, skates. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An on-ice case of traded identities. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >