Search Results: "Paul Erickson"


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DAILY LIFE IN THE PILGRIM COLONY 1636 by Paul Erickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Erickson's text is a good reference and an interesting read, but this should not be the sole source of information on Pilgrim life and the Plymouth colony. (index, glossary, timeline) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Beginning with general information about the Pilgrims, the Plymouth colony, and the New World and Native Americans, this latest in the Daily Life series quickly focuses on the Prentis family, farmers who live near the town of Plymouth. Read full book review >

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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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DEATH BY EGGNOG by Alex Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans may savor the details of the heroine's everyday life, but Erickson's fascination with them does slow down the action."
A foray into community theater endangers the life of an Ohio sleuth. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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ARC D'X by Steve Erickson
Released: April 1, 1993

"Clever but cold. (First serial to Esquire)"
A bold and occasionally brilliant interpretation of American history—but marred by a too obvious cerebration that numbs, turning original ideas into mere conceits. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2008

"Christian readers are sure to enjoy this modern interpretation of biblical prophecy."
A Christian young-adult novel centered on the End Times. Read full book review >

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AMNESIASCOPE by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Or perhaps it's just the competition provided by an increasingly surreal America."
The resident surrealist of L.A. (Arch D`X, 1993, etc.) uncorks a magnum of post-apocalyptic champagne: a long New Year's Eve of the Soul (sex, drugs, paranoia) that turns into a rather flat confessional about the life of a writer who bears more than a passing resemblance to the author himself. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM BOTANY BAY by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Compelling tale with a gritty heroine: Broad's hardscrabble adventures forcefully remind readers that 18th-century life bore very little resemblance to an episode of Masterpiece Theater."
Prolific biographer Erickson (Alexandra, 2001, etc.) skillfully renders the extraordinary life of Mary Broad, who survived a voyage to and from a penal colony to become James Boswell's protégée. Read full book review >

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THE TSARINA’S DAUGHTER by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"More entertainment than history, but all the better for it."
A wish-fulfillment fantasy about another Romanov who survived Ekaterinburg, this time the Tsar's second daughter, Tatiana. Read full book review >

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TO THE SCAFFOLD by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1991

"Well detailed and colorful, though politically retrograde, evincing a reverence for royalty last seen in Edmund Burke."
A fast-paced biography by a talented and prolific historian of ill-fated royalty (Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1988; Bloody Mary, 1977) and unsettled times, (Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England, 1985), emphasizing the manners, customs, and extravagant style of the court of Louis XIV. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Moreover, her scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait of the dramatic life and times of Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine. Read full book review >

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THE FAVORED QUEEN by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A delectable serving of Tudor dish."
Another "historical entertainment" from Erickson, in which the third wife of Henry VIII has her say. Read full book review >