Search Results: "Nancy Rubin Stuart"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Read this book for the portrait of Benedict Arnold. The tales of the two Revolutionary-era women leave a great deal to be desired."
Stuart (The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation, 2008, etc.) draws on her long experience writing about women and social history to show that strong women have always driven their husbands to perform prominent actions, both good and bad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Lags toward the end, but a persuasive study of an unusual life."
Diligently researched biography of the young woman responsible in the mid-1800s for the growth of spiritualism, sympathetically addressing her ambivalence about the practice and her legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A valiant resurrection of an important early American author."
Hyperbolic biography of the Massachusetts patriot and author, told largely through her correspondence with John and Abigail Adams. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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GLORIA STUART by Gloria Stuart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Those who pick up this book will likely ask themselves a similar question. (Author tour)"
The elderly star of Titanic tells all—and then some. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 1995

"Post's life was eventful, but Rubin's conventional narrative fails to convince one that it is a life worth writing about. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Town & Country)"
Heiress Marjorie Post was many things during her long life, but ``empress'' seems an overstatement. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA OF CASTILE by Nancy Rubin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"A first-rate exposition."
In this scholarly, limpidly written work, Rubin (The Mother Mirror, 1984; The New Suburban Woman, 1982) recounts the story of Spain's greatest queen and the impact of her reign on her country and the world. Read full book review >