Search Results: "Louis P. Masur"


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LINCOLN'S LAST SPEECH by Louis P. Masur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"A concise, useful analysis of Lincoln's generous hope for postwar America, seen against the failures of the actual Reconstruction that followed."
Historian Masur (American Studies/Rutgers Univ.; The Civil War: A Concise History, 2011, etc.) explores Abraham Lincoln's views on national reconciliation.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2012

"A moving, accessible portrayal of Lincoln as a deeply humble, strangely physical presence who spoke in oracular parables."
In a scholarly examination of the Emancipation Proclamation, Masur (American Studies and History/Rutgers Univ.; The Civil War: A Concise History, 2011, etc.) reveals the intensive intellectual development and political debate behind President Lincoln's resolve. Read full book review >

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1831 by Louis P. Masur
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An intelligent and imaginative historical essay with a few pieces missing."
A history of one year in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A moving reminder of a painful episode in American history."
The history behind the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of an enraged white man lunging to spear a black man with a pole holding the American flag. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Profusely detailed rendering of the early-20th-century's melting-pot urban society and the national sport's place in it. (32 b&w illustrations)"
A celebration of baseball's first post-season championship, later known as the World Series. Read full book review >

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TALK ABOUT A DREAM by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses."
A career-spanning collection of interviews with The Boss. Read full book review >

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LOUIS by Philip Callow
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"These stylistic tics, along with strained comparisons with the subjects of Callow's other biographies, suggest that the author is addressing no audience other than himself."
Another literary biography from an English novelist who has taken on Chekhov, Lawrence, and Whitman in the past. Read full book review >

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P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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LOUIS XIV by Ian Dunlop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Rich in detail, plodding in pace. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A lavish but sluggish life of the Sun King (1638-1715) by architectural historian and biographer Dunlop (Marie-Antoinette, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 1997

"The presence of Armstrong's unique voice turns what might have otherwise been a routine biography into a grand success. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This look at the life of one of this century's great personalities eschews meticulousness in its musical analysis in favor of a complete look at the man himself. Read full book review >

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WHO P-P-P-PLUGGED ROGER RABBIT? by Gary K. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1991

"The perfect bookstore browse, though most readers will have had their fill before reaching the register."
Wolf's sequel to Who Censured Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the wildly successful film, presents private eye Eddie Valiant with some conflicting jobs: Roger Rabbit wants him to find out whether Clark Gable's beaten him out for the lead in Gone With the Wind—as well as out of wife Jessica's affections; David Selznick wants him to investigate the theft of a mysterious box from his office (the suspects are the three actors auditioning for Rhett Butler: Gable, Baby Herman, and Roger); Gable wants Eddie to find out who's been planting tabloid stories that say he's gay; and the murder of shadowy toon Kirk Enigman with Eddie's own gun sparks a search for the secret formula for Toon Tonic, which turns people into animated Toons (and vice versa). Read full book review >

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LOUIS UNDERCOVER by Fanny Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An unflinching, delicate portrait of a boy and his broken family. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
As his family falls apart, a young teen boy struggles to approach the girl he admires from afar. Read full book review >