Search Results: "Nancy Rubin Stuart"


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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: 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: 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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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 >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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SOMEDAY DANCER by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Dance fans will enjoy the up-close look at a legendary dance troupe. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-16)"
A young teen in 1959 South Carolina has one dream, dancing on stage in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CLUE by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A perplexing mystery with a savvy sleuth and unexpected outcome. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old math whiz keen on solving problems tackles the case of a missing scientist. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSA by Harriet Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Women truly interested in the pursuit and acquisition of power will want to seek the original Prince. (Author tour)"
Rubin, who heads a business publishing imprint, tackles the subject of powerful women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An eloquent dive into World War I cemeteries, monuments, mines, and trenches."
A journey back to the French rural landscape where so many American soldiers fell during World War I. Read full book review >

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EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >