Search Results: "Marc Aronson"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >

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ONE DEATH, NINE STORIES by Marc Aronson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Complex and emotionally demanding, this collection aims for and will resonate with serious readers of realistic fiction. (Short stories. 14-20)"
The death of Kevin, at once charismatic and tortured, is at the epicenter of this collection of short stories by nine well-known authors for teens, exploring the lives of his peers, acquaintances and family as it reveals how each of them is affected. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Pearson's hypothesis is only one of many, and the author characteristically urges readers to question what they see and always keep an open mind, just like this endearing archeological team. (epilogue, timeline, glossary, author's note, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Stonehenge is one of the most enduring and mysterious monuments in the world. 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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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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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 >