Search Results: "Nelson Algren"


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THE TEXAS STORIES OF NELSON ALGREN by Nelson Algren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1995

"The Last Carousel,'' a wonderfully detailed picture of carnival life that effectively showcases the hard-boiled lyricism for which this often underrated writer deserves to be better remembered."
Usually thought of as an urban midwestern realist, Algren (190981) also wrote gritty, cynical accounts of rural poverty and crime set in Texas during, and as transformed by, the Depression years. Read full book review >

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ALGREN by Mary Wisniewski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"'In backpacks across America, Algren still lives.'"
Since it's been 25 years since the only comprehensive biography of Nelson Algren (1909-1981), this discerning book is welcome. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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AMERICA EATS by Nelson Algren
NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"Consider Algren's versions engaging documents and Szathm†ry's doable. (Thirty-five photographs—not seen.)"
In the Thirties, before he made his name with The Man With the Golden Arm, Algren was one of several soon-to-be-famous hungry writers hired by the WPA for the Illinois Writers Project's regional guides. Read full book review >

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NONCONFORMITY by Nelson Algren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 1996

"That said, this is a typically refreshing breath of cigarette-smoke-filled air from one of our most underrated writers, angry and funny as Algren usually is."
A previously unpublished work from the author of The Man With the Golden Arm and other masterful portraits of the seamy underside of urban America. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Routine assignment fodder. (further reading, websites, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A standard-issue profile of the renowned activist—one of a spate launched by his death in December 2013. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela Foundation
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2009

"An inviting portrayal of a legendary political leader."
South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1994), adapted in graphic form. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Martin Meredith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Not only a moving record of a man whose courage and conviction was so splendidly vindicated by events, but an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written. (b&w illustrations)"
A new, comprehensive biography of South Africa's leader achieves that rare distinction of making both the man and his times come vibrantly alive in a work that is notably incisive and perceptive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"Chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)"
Telling the gripping story of the struggles of South Africa's leading statesman, Otfinoski maintains a sympathetic but narrowly focused viewpoint by concentrating on the individual activities of Mandela and his generation of activists rather than listing the horrors of apartheid and the suffering of younger activists like Steven Biko (who isn't even mentioned). Read full book review >