Search Results: "Monte Paulsen"


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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"To be illustrated with black and white photos. (Index, notes, Web sites, bibliography) (Biography. 12+)"
In an above-average entry to an established series and a useful, modestly engaging biography, the author demonstrates that a careful, close reading of the Paulsen oeuvre and the judicious mining of selected biographical details can be shaped into an involving read. Read full book review >

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MONTE CARLO MASQUERADES by Monte Renfro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"A delightful, well-designed ride for readers who enjoy a long journey down a road filled with intriguing detours."
A debut mystery novel delivers an opulent historical setting: Monaco in March 1914. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An accomplished study of a battle that figures in all the standard WWII textbooks but is rarely given much more than a mention."
A careful reconstruction of the Allied campaign, throughout the winter of 1943-44, to break the Nazi hold on southern Italy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"There is no shortage of histories of the agonizingly drawn-out debacle at Monte Cassino, but this is certainly one of the best."
A superb account of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Read full book review >

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MAKING MONTE CARLO by Mark Braude
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A well-researched, dramatic rags-to-riches urban tale."
A story of how one city attained spectacular wealth and luxury. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2002

"The tale of an activity inexplicable for anyone with even a hint of claustrophobia, yet also a distillate of pure adventure deep inside the world. (Maps)"
The obscure and dangerous pursuit of diving into Earth through underground sumps, described by the cavers who plumbed the farthest known reaches of Mexico's Huautla system. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 2012

"This slim sequel with flimsy characters makes for a quick, easy read."
Edmond Dantes, and his many identities, traverses the world in this whirlwind of a sequel. Read full book review >

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The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes by Holy Ghost Writer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2013

"A curious, intriguing effort to retell a classic through the eyes of an iconic character, but several unanswered questions remain."
A unique twist on a time-honored tale that interweaves several literary characters. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2013

"A long, unwieldy novel that recapitulates a story told better by its original author, with a final third setting up a story that remains to be told."
A retelling of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic The Count of Monte Cristo that continues the story of Edmond Dantès. Read full book review >

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IT ALL BEGAN IN MONTE CARLO by Elizabeth Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Although her acerbic prose is a welcome diversion, Adler's tell-don't-show moralizing may have unintended consequences: Readers might sympathize more with Kitty than with her smugly entitled jet-setter nemeses."
Another frothy adventure in the South of France, Adler's follow-up to There's Something About St. Tropez (2009). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Unlike the story of Ishi, however, this one has a happy ending—a payoff that isn't entirely anticipated, given all the other tragic aspects of the tale."
Washington Post South America correspondent Reel delivers a moving, well-constructed account of a latter-day Ishi in the embattled Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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MASTERFUL MARKS by Monte Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"There's always a hit-or-miss quality to such projects, and some question over the selections, but what's great here is really terrific."
Graphic biographies of 16 of the most influential cartoonists by some of the great cartoonists they influenced. Read full book review >