Search Results: "Nancy Whitelaw"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 4, 1996

"With black-and-white photographs and maps, the layout is rather bland, but the text could serve as something of a model of biography for young readers. (b&w photos, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
In the Notable Americans series, the story of the Civil War general's life, with due emphasis given to his unhappy experiences before the war and to his successful strategies and campaigns during it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 16, 1994

Scorned and jailed for disseminating birth control information to poor women, Sanger successfully maintained her personal independence and eventually won public support. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 22, 1992

"B&w archival photos; glossary; selected sources; chronology; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``People in Focus'' series, the author of the excellent Theodore Roosevelt Takes Charge (p. 676) presents a clear but conventional account of the paranoic Georgian whose atrocities rivaled Hitler's. Read full book review >

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BRAM STOKER by Nancy Whitelaw
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 8, 1998

"While the novel was serialized in newspapers of the day, Stoker never achieved financial success—a fact that may shock readers more than anything Stoker wrote. (b&w photos, chronology, appendix, bibliography, sources, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Young fans of horror should enjoy this fascinating glimpse into the life of the man who wrote Dracula. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 8, 1998

Whitelaw follows They Wrote Their Own Headlines (1994), on American women journalists, with a probing biography of the greatest of them all. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 6, 1997

"This is an evenhanded portrait of a brilliant leader who fell victim to his human frailties, but it also illustrates the conflicting forces that are manifest in many leaders today. (b&w reproductions and photos, glossary, chronology, sources, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
This volume in the Notable American series details with exceptional clarity the talent and complex life of Alexander Hamilton, born out-of-wedlock in the British West Indies. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"In fact, this is a perfunctory treatment of his life, a bland source for those doing research, unlikely to inspire further inquiry. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
The latest entry in the Makers of the Media Series is the story of a spoiled, rich child who grew up to be the king of "yellow journalism." Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT TAKES CHARGE by Nancy Whitelaw
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Bibliography of sources; index. (Biography. 9-14)"
An author with just two previous books to her credit (Charles de Gaulle, 1991) turns out a biography that can stand proudly next to Jean Fritz's Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL PEARL by Nancy Whitelaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A warm, gentle story, bibliotherapy at its best. (Young reader/Picture book. 7-10)"
A poignant account of a child (she looks like a middle grader) visiting Grandma, who has Alzheimer's, with her mother. Read full book review >

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SECOND SITTING by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Compared to edgy, quirky Jordan, Casey's a soppy mess. Toss this one back."
A new series from the creator of Jordan Lacey (Turn and Die, 2007, etc.) sets an ex-dancer on the trail of a high-seas serial killer. Read full book review >