Search Results: "Norman Gelb"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2008

"An interesting, approachable retelling of a well-established history."
A readable look at the rulers of the Jewish people, spanning more than a millennium. Read full book review >

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IKE AND MONTY by Norman Gelb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1994

"Generals at War abounds with such telling anecdotes and also is given backbone by Gelb's (Desperate Venture, 1992) clear understanding of warfare and the politics of WW II. (26 b&w photos)"
This is a double portrait of the two very different personalities whose cooperation at the apex of the Allied military command in WW II had profound implications for the war effort. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 1992

"Engaging and well-researched. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos and two maps—not seen.)"
For the 50th anniversary of one of WW II's pivotal campaigns, Gelb (Dunkirk, 1989, etc.) skillfully recounts the Allied invasion of North Africa, which—while itself of inherent strategic importance—became primarily significant as a testing ground for the fragile Anglo-American alliance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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NORMAN ROCKWELL by Laura Claridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2001

"Claridge's biography is timely, accompanying a widespread critical reappraisal of Rockwell's work. Though there will still be those who sneer at him as a propagandist on canvas, her life makes a convincing case for Rockwell as genius and original."
A brilliant biography that affords considerable insight into the complicated, worried mind of the masterly illustrator. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A sympathetic telling of the life and death of an infamous convict and the ill-fated intervention of a famed writer."
In 1979, Norman Mailer published The Executioner's Song, a novel that narrated the life and death of Gary Gilmore, a notorious killer executed in 1977. Loving (English/Texas A&M Univ.; Confederate Bushwhacker: Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War, 2013, etc.) offers the back story of Mailer's fraught relationship with the murderer whose story was eerily similar to that of Gilmore. Read full book review >