Search Results: "Martin W. Sandler"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A well-researched and attractively presented look in words and pictures at how the ever-popular Beatles did indeed change the world. (discography, sources, bibliography, further reading & surfing; not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From their early performances in Liverpool to the present, this lavishly illustrated account examines the enduring influence of the Beatles on music and culture over the past 50 years. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A dramatic story related in dramatic fashion. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On May 10, 1869, a golden spike joined the Central Pacific's and the Union Pacific's tracks, linking the nation with two continuous bands of steel, "and things would never be the same." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. (source notes, bibliography, photography credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Sandler brings to life an extraordinary true adventure tale set on the treacherous Arctic terrain. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An elementary steppingstone, but nothing more. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A very simple overview of World War II. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S GREAT DISASTERS by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Sandler's offering will find a following—it's a pity it's so shallow. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A compendium of disasters tilts toward the sensational but does exert a certain ghoulish fascination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It was through the camera that the most remarkable events in Abraham Lincoln's life were revealed, events that not only disclosed but shaped his life as well." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Thoroughly illustrated with period images, this is actually a multistranded tale in which Beach, Boss Tweed and New York itself play roughly equal roles; readers will come away admiring the uncommon ambition of all three. (maps, reading list) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
In a grand tale of 19th-century American enterprise, Sandler pays tribute to Alfred Ely Beach, a publisher and inventor who built New York City's first subway. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Clearly a labor of love and an ode to Sandler's grandfather Louis Sage, the volume is a fitting tribute and a fine resource. (introduction, author's note, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Depending on how you fared, Ellis Island was the Island of Hope or the Island of Tears. Read full book review >

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IMPRISONED by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"It is a good summary of a bad time, perhaps leading readers to question whether such events can reoccur in theirs. (places to visit, sources, further reading including websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Historian Sandler presents a cogent survey of Executive Order 9066 and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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KENNEDY THROUGH THE LENS by Martin W. Sandler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Kennedy's life and administration were documented with a groundbreaking intimacy the public had never known before, making this an accessible, insightful perspective on one of America's most famous presidents. (further reading and websites, source notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
As he did in Lincoln Through the Lens (2008), Sandler offers a fascinating photo-essay examining how images shaped public perceptions of John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"One weakness is the absence from the suggestions for further reading of those books that exist for young readers on the photographers discussed—a crying shame. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From Matthew Brady to NASA and NOAA, a series of biographical sketches illuminates the lives and achievements of photographers "who have used their cameras to remind us of all that is good in our lives and all that needs to be corrected." Read full book review >

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IMMIGRANTS by Martin W. Sandler
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

"Both books are pretty to look at but hardly profound. (Index) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Part of the ``Travel Back Through Time with the Library of Congress'' series, these two U.S. history books draw upon the rich resources of a venerable institution for full color and b&w illustrations—vintage photos, engravings, posters, and memorabilia. Read full book review >