Search Results: "Mary Frances Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An important and comprehensive reference for those involved in both gender battles and the fight for comprehensive child care."
A forceful overview of how what's perceived as good for the child changes as the culture and public-policy change—currently, Berry says, to the detriment of women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Berry helpfully exposes disturbing facts from across the country. Sadly, solutions cause the corrupt to create new ways to suppress voters, and it's a losing battle when local culture doesn't think it's a crime."
Berry (American Social Thought, History/Univ. of Pennsylvania; We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family's Search for Home Across the Atlantic World, 2014, etc.) exposes vote buying and corruption, which is as pervasive as ever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A David and Goliath story in which Goliath wins."
An African-American washerwoman seeks justice from an entrenched government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"An unflinching look at America's disengagement with civil rights."
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission's former chairperson cheers what it once was and laments what it has become. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1999

"Her restraint will have won for her the anti-tabloid award of the year."
What a curious and eclectic collection of class, gender, and race courtroom cases! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A book to savor and return to for subsequent readings."
In his foreword, Sorenson, JFK's special counsel, suggests that President Obama's campaign speeches rank him with the oratorical greats, "the first indication that he would rank Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Kennedy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER BERRY by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Best left for only the most voracious chiller fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Juniper Berry appears to have the perfect life. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >