Search Results: "Milton Mayer"


BOOK REVIEW

MILTON by Anna Beer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A well-researched, graceful account of the life of a literary giant."
Rich, often laudatory biography of the creator of Paradise Lost. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Hutchins) does his old friend justice in this admiring but critical biography. (Sixteen illustrations)"
A biography/memoir of the extraordinary Hutchins—educational reformer, administrative genius, Great Books mentor, academic freedom-fighter, and liberal polemicist—that was edited by Hicks (formerly, English/UMass at Amherst) from 900 pages of a working draft left by Mayer (If Men Were Angels, 1971, etc.) at his death in 1986. Read full book review >

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MILTON FRIEDMAN by Lanny Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An economic biography for economic theorists, particularly those on the right."
First post-mortem tribute to the most influential champion of the free market since Adam Smith. Read full book review >

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HOW MILTON WORKS by Stanley Fish
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"With forcefulness, fluency, and persistence, Fish succeeds in making his case and honoring his subject: a definitive work."
Nearly 35 years after the publication of Fish's first landmark study comes this culmination of his lifetime of Milton scholarship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"Some future biographer will be grateful for the authors' interview-materials—for present readers, they've been used too earnestly and unimaginatively."
A showcase, in effect, for the attractive personality and deep-held convictions of octogenarian Milton Eisenhower—with little of the zest, acumen, or substantive interest of his memoir The President Is Calling. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 1944

"This isn't a book for a wide general market, but discriminating readers will find it a real discovery."
There's a strange fascination in this unusual story of the sixteen year old girl who became the wife of the famous poet —it's a holding story despite its deliberately archaic style, for it is told as if recounted by the girl herself in the diary which alone she kept inviolate from her arrogant husband's determination to possess her, body and soul. Read full book review >

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TRICK-OR-TREAT ON MILTON STREET by Lisa Bullard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though it seems to have its heart in the right place, somehow the moral comes out forced. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charley can't believe his bad luck: not only does he have to go trick-or-treating in his new and boring neighborhood, but because his mom is sick, he has to go with Dave, his new stepfather who is always doing goofy things to embarrass him. Read full book review >

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MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO! by Nicholas Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, up-to-date story about a fight to define one famous company's future."
The inside story of the cult of personality that surrounds the leadership of Silicon Valley's technology behemoths. Read full book review >

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OCTOPUS SOUP by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Welcome back, Mercer; what's next—turtle soup? (Wordless picture book. 5-8)"
After being absent from the trade market for a while, Mayer returns with this wordless book and his well-known "monster" touches. Read full book review >

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THE REAL SANTA CLAUS by Marianna Mayer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nonetheless, Mayer's (The Twelve Apostles, not reviewed, etc.) work is a wonderful tribute to the saint whose generosity is celebrated every year. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The life of the real St. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY DINOSAURS by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Eye candy for dinosaur fans, with piles of yard-sale goods and other junk on hand that will reward closer looks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The plot doesn't exactly make sense, but that hardly matters when the pictures show a suburban neighborhood suddenly overrun with humongous dinosaurs. 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 >