Search Results: "Milton Ezrati"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A balanced analysis of the future shape of the world's increasingly interdependent economies."
A veteran economist and money manager looks ahead at the currents and countercurrents likely to roil the global economy in the next thirty years. Read full book review >

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CALL ME GORGEOUS! by Giles Milton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The endpapers hold full images of each of the 11 animals whose parts make up our winged, beaked, antlered and spiny Gorgeous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creature that inhabits these pages (the ending tag line is the title) is gorgeous indeed, and it is displayed in an inventive piece of bookmaking. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 26, 2004

"Entirely worthwhile, if a bit overambitious. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A new entry in the venerable Landmark series examines the economic and social impact of the railroad on (despite the grandiose subtitle) the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine author at his best: outstanding. (Biography. 12+)"
A fascinating portrait that vividly portrays Jefferson's extraordinary brilliance and complexity—and his deep ambivalence about slavery—setting his ideas against historical events and society and his own uniquely wide-ranging gifts. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Milton Meltzer
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Dec. 30, 1993

"A bit idiosyncratic in its inclusions, but informed, as usual, by Meltzer's strong social conscience and respect for truth, justice, and the facts. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Meltzer sums up the range and theme of his interesting history in a 14-karat subtitle: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It—not quite a 24-karat description, since what Meltzer presents in detail is not "Why" but how people have found, used, and misused gold. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Lively, richly informative, deeply satisfying—a staple in Lindbergh studies. (Photos.)"
This judiciously empathic biography from Milton (The Yellow Kids, 1989), with its dazzling breadth of research, is the keystone of this season's Lindbergh-centered publications: Dorothy Herrmann's fine portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (p. 1234); and Reeve Lindbergh's fictional familial tribute, The Names of the Mountains, (p. 1208), plus her poems and photos, in View from the Air (p. 1140), for the juvenile shelf. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 17, 1985

"They may also be impressed by the long tradition of resistance, the persecution that conscientious objectors have endured, and the large number of today's young men who have ignored draft registration requirements."
Meltzer's history of war resistance in the United States is most notable for its forthright condemnation of war—which is not exactly beside the point. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 1965

"The book offers some delightful background details, including descriptions of Boston and New York during the mid-nineteenth century."
In her dedication to causes Maria Child's career seems a slightly milder version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's. Read full book review >

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WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE AND LENIN LOST HIS BRAIN by Giles Milton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A few chapters will elicit a response of 'so what?' But there's enough adventure, gore, and mystery to make this volume mostly entertaining."
Hitler's love child and other shocking speculations. Read full book review >

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As always, Meltzer is a careful historian who looks for the documentable troth behind prevalent generalizations, and his generous use of quotations from primary sources make the narrative both more interesting and more illuminating than the ambitious scope might indicate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A diverting if slightly underdone effort."
Originally published in Britain in 1996, this trek in the footsteps of a medieval Englishman created the template for Milton's later studies of historic journeys (Nathaniel's Nutmeg, 1999; Big Chief Elizabeth, 2000). Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"It's a fresh, wide-based, stirring view of a suddenly-real war, and should be available to all young readers."
It is a cause for true rejoicing when history is rendered lively and interesting to young readers. Read full book review >