Search Results: "Manning Marable"


BOOK REVIEW

MALCOLM X by Manning Marable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"A bold, sure-footed, significant biography of enormous depth and feeling."
A candid, corrective look at the Nation of Islam leader and renegade—and a deeply informed investigation of the evolution of his thinking on race and revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Useful arguments with some interesting turns: What would have happened if the promise of 40 acres and a mule had been kept?"
Wide-ranging essay on the challenges African-Americans face in shaping a history to call their own. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington."
A comprehensive anthology of documents from colonial times to the present that tells "the story of how black people made themselves and interpreted the world in which they lived." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Rambling, repetitious, and disappointing."
Marable (Black Leadership, 1999, etc.) examines the meaning of race in the US. Read full book review >

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GUITAR GIRL by Sarra Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Molly's comments on her ex-hippie parents, and her interactions with them, provide hilarious moments, but not enough of them to get this story rocking. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite an intermittently witty voice and a high interest topic, this trip through the world of pop rock never gets off the ground. Read full book review >

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LET’S GET LOST by Sarra Manning
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"That said, this title will please fans of teen titles featuring bold and layered female characters such as Joyce Carol Oates's Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002) or Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (May 2006), co-authored by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. (Fiction. YA)"
Isabel, a 16-year-old British teen, passes herself off as 18 to hook up with an older boy, embarks on alcohol binges, bullies classmates, is rude and is oh-so-bored-with-it-all—but she is covering up deep emotional pain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Now that gold is the master, the ancient rhythms receding, Manning hopes that nature won't become a bit of history along the Big Blackfoot."
The Blackfoot River is in trouble, and its woes are described with anger and clarity by Manning (Grassland, 1995, etc.) in this elegiac account. Read full book review >

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GRASSLAND by Richard Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return. (Author tour)"
A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are heading. Read full book review >

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COME HERE OFTEN? by Sean Manning
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours."
Writers share anecdotes and reminiscences about their favorite bars from around the world. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED REFUGE by Chandra Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Manning conveys in gritty detail the fraught alliance between refugees and their military protectors."
A history of slaves who took refuge with the Union Army on their journey to freedom. Read full book review >