Search Results: "Nat Segaloff"


BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: March 1, 1991

"Endpaper maps of coral reefs; glossary; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A ``New England Aquarium Book'' based on a multimedia show, ``Inside the Giant Ocean Tank,'' that documents the planning and building of a three-story coral environment, home to over 300 species at Boston's New England Aquarium. Read full book review >

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NAT TURNER by Kenneth Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2003

"An illuminating stew of antebellum Southern history, ethnic relations, and contemporary social literature."
The famed leader of a 19th-century slave uprising and his now largely forgotten followers come up for scholarly reappraisal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Fully documented source notes; bibliography; B&w photo insert and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
A balanced, fair portrayal of an African-American rebel against slavery, whose bloody actions hardened positions on both sides of abolition and helped bring on the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NAT KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Could use a bit more edge, but Cole emerges as a lovable man with forgivably human flaws—and, more to the point, a great artist in both the jazz and pop idioms. (b&w photos)"
An effusively admiring biography of the brilliant jazz pianist whose mellow crooning made him one of the first black performers to win mainstream success with white audiences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2009

"A reconstruction that may prove valuable in its own right, but as a source of illumination of contemporary treatment of terrorists ultimately it lacks satisfying insights."
Lawyer and legal scholar Gordon aims to set forth the bloody history of Nat Turner's campaign against white slave owners and evaluate it in the context of homeland terrorist attacks, most notably 9/11. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER by William Styron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1967

"This makes the book uneasy to reconcile—whether as a polemic or a novel; and then again there is no congruence between the Nat Turner who lived and died before the Civil War and the Nat Turner who seems to be a superimposition of the '60's, resurrected in some flagrantly modern scenes."
Few first novels promised so much for a new writer as Styron's Faulknerian Lie Down in Darkness; with only one flawed major book in between, now sixteen years later it is difficult to relate this to the early book except for the emotional charge of some of the writing, most effective when descriptive. Read full book review >

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NAT THE CAT'S SUNNY SMILE by Jez Alborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Nat's sunny smile is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who wouldn't smile at a day of picnic fun? Read full book review >

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NAT THE CAT CAN SLEEP LIKE THAT by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Good kitty fun that will demand repeated reads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nat the cat is an expert sleeper…most of the time. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Foster uses her strong research skills and her skill at turning historical names into living, breathing humans to great advantage."
In the second book of her series, Foster continues her examination of the famous slave uprising led by Nat Turner. Read full book review >

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Released: May 31, 1955

"A candid shot of the jazz world with the pull of its most magnetic names and personalities."
Yes, this is The Story of Jazz by the Men Who Made It, but add the ladies and the people who are making it right now and you have a fuller picture. Read full book review >

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"The contributors here combine appraisal with appreciation and should certainly find an interested- if not dedicated- audience."
A successor to Hear Me Talkin' To Ya by these editors who have written some of the material here presents profiles of some 21 jazzmen, their lives, their music, and/or both in varying degrees. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A fascinating case study of the law, capital society, and sexual morality in the mid-Victorian period. (Fourteen b&w illustrations.)"
Sex, power, and crime add up to the ultimate tabloid scandal. Read full book review >