Search Results: "Marc Aronson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2000

Forming what amounts to a trilogy with Albert Marrin's The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times (1995) and Ralph C. Staiger's Thomas Harriot, Science Pioneer (not reviewed), this absorbing story of an adventurer's adventurer takes readers from the brilliant, intrigue-ridden court of Queen Elizabeth to the unmapped reaches of North and South America, from dizzying heights of wealth and success to years of imprisonment and a traitor's death. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Aronson's first work about a current event may leave readers feeling claustrophobic, but they'll be inspired by this modern-day tale of survival. (source notes, list of interviews, websites) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
On August 5, 2010, 33 miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground in northern Chile's unsafe San José mine, setting off a story that captured the attention of the world, "from experts on outer space to drill bit manufacturers from Pennsylvania, from nutritionists to camera crews." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 24, 2004

"Though allusions to contemporary novels, writers, and events are sometimes jarring, this is an important study of the origins of America as a land of promise. (cast of characters, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the 17th century, Protestant zealots became leaders in England and New England, determined to lead the forces of God against the Antichrist. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"This is excellent history writing that involves the reader in the excitement of discovery and the thrill of recreating the past. (note to the reader, appendix, timeline, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
The Salem witchcraft hysteria in 1692 was a time when "a group of individuals acted as a pack to attack and destroy others," and the question ever since has been how it happened and why. Read full book review >

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UNSETTLED by Marc Aronson
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Palestine as one is likely to find. (notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A deeply personal investigation of an extremely complex moral, political and religious issue by an author whose love for and attachment to the state of Israel is tempered by his commitment to justice for all. Read full book review >

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY by Marc Aronson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Exemplary history writing. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Bobby Kennedy was the "relentless, reckless third son of a clan determined to change history," and the story of this clan ranges from the Irish potato famine to the Cuban missile crisis and beyond, a complicated tale of family, fame and fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2012

"Written with the authority of a fine writer with an inquiring mind, this dramatic story is history writing at its best. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
In fascinating detail, Aronson tells the story of America during J. Edgar Hoover's reign as head of the FBI and "the nearly fifty years of criminal activity that was his legacy." Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE: BILL GATES by Marc Aronson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Well-conceived and totally intriguing, even for technophobes. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Think you already know everything about Bill Gates? Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"EWSLUGMT Anderson's The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (2006) is a good match for the second half of this work. (Nonfiction. YA)"
"Race" is a modern invention, but "the urge to hate those who are different" is timeless. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"A strong choice for history classrooms and a must for all libraries. (cast of characters, timeline) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Charging war elephants, bank failures in Scotland and Daniel Boone all play a part in this "transnational" study of the American Revolution, the final installment in a trilogy, which, with Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado (2000) and John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise (2004), covers early English explorations of the New World through the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >