Search Results: "Marilyn Nelson"


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MARILYN by Norman Mailer
Released: Aug. 1, 1973

"The dazzling transaction that was Marilyn is all that matters and her immanent allure — so hard to isolate or perpetuate — is as palpable as it ever was."
The necessary specifics first (before you flinch at the one with the dollar sign above) — this is a coffee-table-shaped photovisual presentation of Marilyn including some 100 photographs (full page, black and white or color) representing the work of 24 major photographers. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ACE by Marilyn Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Readers will join Nelson's protagonist in quietly hoping for that healing, too. (Verse fiction. 12-16)"
When will the Constitution's racial fractions become a healthy whole? Read full book review >

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MARILYN & ME by Lawrence Schiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath."
A photographer's unfocused memoir of his time with Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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LOSING NELSON by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Psychodrama and historical suspense align to extraordinary effect here, entwining the two in a denouement both stunning and unspeakably sad. (Book-of-the-Month Club)"
In a novel of singular complexity, Unsworth (Sugar and Rum, p. 481, etc.) sheds remarkable light on the nature of obsession, as a daft but supremely knowledgeable biographer of British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson fights desperately against the evidence to rescue his subject from a distinctly unheroic deed. Read full book review >

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HALF NELSON by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A dastardly criminal conspiracy outsmarted and outsocked by a fairy-godmother vigilante: a tree-hugger's answer to John D. MacDonald's The Green Ripper."
Activist Robert Rackleff, the fair-haired lord of Earth Everlasting, must be the most unlikely person in the world to receive death threats, and the most exasperating to protect when he does. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"While at times these can distract, they cannot dim the incandescence of the poetry, or the keen-eyed glimpse into one small moment in the American 'Peculiar Institution' it provides. (bibliography) (Poetry. 12+)"
In 1798, Fortune, a slave owned by Dr. Preserved Porter, a bonesetter, died; rather than bury him, Dr. Porter rendered his corpse and preserved his bones for anatomical study. Read full book review >

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MY SENECA VILLAGE by Marilyn Nelson
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Artfully crafted, an engrossing and important collection of memories and moments from a pivotal time in American history. (foreword, notes on poetic forms) (Historical fiction/poetry. 10 & up)"
The little-known story of the settlement that preceded Central Park. Read full book review >