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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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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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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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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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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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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SUSAN MARCUS BENDS THE RULES by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"World War II, segregation and prejudice in a book that feels decades old in its approach. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The summer before fifth grade brings changes for a Bronx girl. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN BY GREIL MARCUS by Greil Marcus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"In this fatiguing chronicle of a gifted musician's work, quality never equals quantity."
The renowned critic compiles more than four decades of writing about his favorite subject, who he has covered in such books as Invisible Republic (1997) and Like a Rolling Stone (2005). Read full book review >