Search Results: "Milton Meltzer"


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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: Oct. 30, 1990

A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

"An excellent source that also makes engrossing reading."
A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 1980

"How-ever, the somber subject can absorb them."
Meltzer surveys the history of slavery from ancient times, pointing out that it has existed on all continents (in Africa before Europeans got involved) but in most societies was considered a matter of poor luck rather than inferior birth. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 1975

"Strong, sensitive charcoal drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein."
Where most books on the immigrant experience tend to concentrate on the accomplishments of notable individuals, Meltzer consistently relates the course of American Jewry to its European roots. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 1972

"This dramatic, self-contained case study brings the researches of John K. Mahon (History of the Seminole War, 1967) and the earlier studies of Kenneth Porter on Seminole-black relationships before a popular audience."
The Seminole War is unique because it combined the goal of Indian removal with a campaign to recapture a large number of escaped slaves — many of whom had chosen a more benevolent bondage under masters from the Civilized Tribes. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"As before, there are introductory comments, index, reading list."
This is the second in this chronologically arranged collection of source materials about the Negro in this country (the first volume was reviewed in 1964, p. 1018, J-332). Read full book review >

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TOUGH TIMES by Milton Meltzer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Though character development is secondary to the history presented, the fast-paced plot and the history brought to life will make this a memorable story for its audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
In the 1932 Bonus March, 20,000 World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., demanding the cash bonus Congress had promised back in 1924. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An extensive bibliography, photo credits, and index increase its usefulness for student reports. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In his usual meticulous fashion, Meltzer (Piracy and Plunder, below, etc.) explores the many facets of detective work, from the historical perspective to the contemporary sleuthing of the detective on the street and the laboratory scientist. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING POTATO by Milton Meltzer
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

Meltzer's long subtitle—"A Story in Which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, Wars, Famines, Immigrants, and French Fries All Play a Part"—suggests the range of his latest fascinating exploration of social history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1988

"A straightforward, engaging account of the early years of a wise, humane writer and person."
A social historian who has produced many excellent books for young people—including Rescue (above), Never to Forget(on the Holocaust), books on various ethnic groups and the immigrant experience, books reflecting social concerns, and several biographies—describes his first 17 years as a second-generation American. Read full book review >