Search Results: "Milton Meltzer"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDERGROUND MAN by Milton Meltzer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1972

"Jeff's accidental first encounter with a runaway, his subsequent dangerous and dramatic rescue missions, his years as a specially marked prisoner are thus true in both historical and fictional terms — and though it's the former aspect that provides the chief interest here, the two are smoothly meshed and discreetly balanced."
Jeff Bowen's story is based on the "fragmentary and forgotten memoirs" of a Northern farm boy, briefly a preacher, who was later imprisoned for helping slaves escape from Kentucky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1964

"This biography was carefully researched and written so that a life of adventurous ideas reads with as such verve as any career on the battlefield."
There seems to have been no humanitarian cause of the 19th century on which Samuel Gridley Howe did not take the unpopular stance. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1966

"A useful supplement to Civil War study."
The crusty mid-nineteenth century Congressman, a leader in Congressional reconstruction, receives solid treatment in this biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"75 titles in his well selected bibliography."
While the vivid, first-hand memories of struggle and triumph—of William Zorach, Maurice Hindus, Mary Antin, Abraham Cahan, and others—are the backbone of this sequel to his documentary World of Our Fathers (1974), Meltzer isn't content with celebrating the success stories. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 15, 1989

"Suggested reading; index."
First-person accounts detailing the many aspects of the Civil War: a companion to Meltzer's The American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1976

"Despite these limitations, Meltzer's twin focus on the human tragedy and historical uniqueness of the Holocaust is an appropriate one and fills a need for a factually concise, yet not depersonalized survey."
There is of course an extensive literature on the Holocaust, and many readers over twelve would do well to start there with, say, Nora Levin or Elie Wiesel. 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 >

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HISTORY

"The price and the product make this a good buy, an approach to the literate unreached."
The first of the Zenith Books to be reviewed in this section, which aim "to present the history of minority groups in the United States and their participation in the growth and development of the country and will consist of histories and biographies written by leading historians in collaboration with established writers for young people." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1960

"A bonanza!"
A feast for the Mark Twain fans, and a fitting commemoration of this, his 100th anniversary year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1963

Milton Meltzer, who edited A Thoreau Profile (see p. 1023, 1962) with Walter Harding, here presents Thoreau in his own words as a social thinker. Read full book review >