Search Results: "Max Egremont"


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SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Max Egremont
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' Owen asked in his 'Anthem for Doomed Youth.' For Egremont, the poems serve as 'holy glimmers' of lives lost and as powerful protests against the hell of war."
Poetry reveals the devastating trajectory of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Ponderous, thickly detailed, somberly composed work joining travelogue and reflective history lesson."
A recondite study, so subtly wrought as to be somewhat murky, traces the deeply divided allegiances and tortuous history of a once proud East Prussia. Read full book review >

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SIEGFRIED SASSOON by Max Egremont
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Thoughtful and well-paced—an illuminating study of the fine but now overlooked poet."
Lucid biography of the eminent English poet, forever on the outside and never quite at home in his own time. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ZUCCHINI by Max Grover
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Attractive, if not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grover's first is ``An Unexpected Alphabet,'' with pairings (``Fork fence''; ``Vegetable volcano'') that occasion amusing surreal paintings in crayon-bright colors. Read full book review >

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MAX'S WACKY TAXI DAY by Max Grover
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Grover's intense palette and artwork have instant appeal, but the vibrant colors are doing all the work and can't compensate for the stodgy text. (Picture book. 7+)"
Grover (Circles and Squares Everywhere!, 1996, etc.) mines wordplay with plenty of energy and color, but the sequence of events, concepts, and images are forced and clanky. Read full book review >

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BEAR WITH ME by Max Kornell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, a sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Owen's world is perfect until his parents decide to add a bear to their family. Read full book review >

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THE TIMES OF MY LIFE by Max Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Informative, thoughtful, delightful. (32 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An honest, bracing memoir from one of the nation's most distinguished journalists. Read full book review >