Search Results: "Lyra Edmonds"


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AN AFRICAN PRINCESS by Lyra Edmonds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Of value, though, is the wonderfully natural portrayal of Lyra's interracial family. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rich, attractive mixed-media illustrations can't make this narrow, problematic theme into a real story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Recommended, especially for middle grades studying the Civil War. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
As far as we know, Sarah Emma Edmonds began dressing as a boy early on, in an attempt to please her abusive father, who hated girls. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 1990

Edmonds, a specialist in Hollywood crime stories (Hot Toddy, 1989), attempts to clear the name of Fatty Arbuckle, America's most popular comedian before being charged with the 1921 murder of starlet Virginia RappÇ. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tabloidism on a giant scale: hot revelations, breathless prose, and a sleazy story that slows only near the end, as a burnt-out Hill drags herself across Europe. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.) (Film rights to Lorimar)"
Edmonds, having unlocked the closets of Fatty Arbuckle (Frame- Up!, 1990) and Thelma Todd (Hot Toddy, 1989), continues as the Kitty Kelley of dead Hollywood celebs in this superbly researched, highly sensationalized bio of Virginia Hill. Read full book review >

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RIVERS OF GOLD by Janet Edmonds
Released: Dec. 20, 1991

By the author of Turn of the Dice (1990), a more appealing period adventure. Read full book review >

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PUSHKIN by Robin Edmonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"Still, to the reader looking for access to Pushkin and Russian history, this should provide an adequate point of entry."
A study of Russia's great writer in his historical context, this conveys the stifling atmosphere of 19th-century tsarist Russia without illuminating Pushkin's literary genius. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1989

In 1935, the bloodied, beaten body of Thelma ("Hot Toddy") Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"As Edmonds amply and lucidly shows in this cogent book, moral questions have no easy answers."
An investigation into how we make moral decisions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"An enthralling account of a trifling provocation inflated to epic proportions."
The authors of Wittgenstein's Poker (2001) once again dissect a contentious encounter between two celebrated philosophers, this time Age of Reason luminaries David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who find it impossible to reason together. Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 2004

"Mavens will mourn the dearth of move-by-move analysis, but general readers will savor a marvelous portrait of East against West, with perceived societal superiority as the real prize."
The BBC journalists who honed their skills in amassing minutiae with Wittgenstein's Poker (2001) re-create the furor surrounding a chess match that was also one of the Cold War's most bizarre confrontations. Read full book review >

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TALES MY FATHER NEVER TOLD by Walter D. Edmonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 1995

"Simple and simply told stories, capturing the constantly shifting sands of the father-son relationship and the appeal of life before the Depression."
Reminiscences of life with father don't idealize a family tyrant's lovable eccentricities, revealing instead the pain both parent and child suffer in the struggle to be men. Read full book review >