Search Results: "Marcus Rediker"


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THE SLAVE SHIP by Marcus Rediker
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Rediker's dramatic presentation powerfully impresses."
"Making the slave ship real, "historian Rediker (History/Univ. of Pittsburgh) revivifies the horror of this world-changing machine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A concise, solid biography of 'the first revolutionary abolitionist,' a diminutive man who was decades ahead of his time."
A biography of a nearly forgotten Quaker whose life still resonates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A first-rate example of history told from the bottom up."
Rigorous account of a slave-ship rebellion that altered American and African societies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An outstanding view of the 'seaman' as a 'preeminent worker of the world, a cosmopolitan in the truest sense, who shaped the history of our planet in profound and lasting ways.'"
Rediker (Atlantic History/Univ. of Pittsburgh; The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, 2012, etc.) explores maritime history from the bottom up, telling the stories of the "sailors, slaves, pirates and motley crews [who] shaped a history we have long regarded as white, elite, national, and landed." Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 2011

"Intellectual, playful prose cannot save this vampire epic from soaking too long in a broth of Rice and Meyer."
Vampiric gods, wolves and human frailty round out Koppenhagen's story of timeless love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An intriguing and welcome addition to the historical literature of the period."
A revealing work of leftist revisionist history whose cast includes sailors, seamstresses, farmers, and a Founding Father or two. Read full book review >

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DEAR MARCUS by Jerry McGill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Such a literary flourish is an exception to the matter-of-fact approach that characterizes the narrative, where most of the lessons learned are plainspoken, but also hard won."
An inspirational memoir by a writer who refuses to be defined by his paralysis, as he comes to terms with the unknown man who shot him. Read full book review >

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ETHAN MARCUS STANDS UP by Michele Weber Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Terrific ideas imperfectly executed. (Fiction. 9-12)"
High-energy seventh-grader Ethan Marcus campaigns to be allowed to stand up in school. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NEIMAN MARCUS by Sonya Sones
Released: April 12, 2011

"Midlife chick lit in verse that contains an equal measure of clever lines and clinkers."
Poet-novelist Sones, whose previous work was aimed at teens (What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know, 2007, etc.), focuses on their moms in her newest verse novel about the crises facing a woman as she turns 50. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2009

"For fans of war stories, and those who can ignore semi-permeable language, only."
A historical novel of epic proportions that recounts the clash of Roman, Hellenic and Barbarian civilizations in Asia Minor from 89 to 85 BC, with a subplot involving a young Roman who survives genocide and creates a new, magical identity. Read full book review >