Search Results: "Quincy Troupe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Well-told and admonitory."
Young-rags-to-mature-riches memoir by broker and motivational speaker Gardner. Read full book review >

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LITTLE STEVIE WONDER by Quincy Troupe
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 4, 2005

"Closing with a recap and chronology, and even provided with a 2-song CD for a soundtrack, this will energize new listeners—and old ones, too. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
"Oh, isn't he lovely, / this blind black boy, / born to love everyone?" Read full book review >

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TAKE IT TO THE HOOP, MAGIC JOHNSON by Quincy Troupe
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A three-point shot from downtown! (Picture book. All ages)"
Dynamic, kid-centered book design, a poetic, pumped-up text set in a high-energy typeface, and jazzy line art set in vivid expanses of color all masterfully combine in this terrific picture-book paean to the life and career of Lakers' star Magic Johnson. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lofty work that may propel readers back to Quincy Adams' own ardent writings."
In this elegant study, Kaplan (Emeritus, English/Queens Coll.; Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, 2008, etc.) portrays our sixth president as a deeply literary man, devout husband, orator, diplomat and teacher who had grand plans for the country's future, including the building of national infrastructure and the abolition of slavery. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE TROUPE by Rob Dinsmoor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2009

"Wry reminiscences of the joys and struggles of being a young comedy artist in the 1980s."
A writer for the Chucklehead, a comedy troupe based in New York City in the 1980s and '90s, shares fictionalized first-person short stories about that experience. Read full book review >

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BIGGIE AND THE QUINCY GHOST by Nancy Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Those without a taste for Gothic Lite, however, may want to pass."
Gothic trappings hang as heavy over Biggie Weatherford's latest outing as the Spanish moss Butch the florist uses for funeral arrangements. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by James Traub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An impassioned biography of 'a coherent and consistent thinker who adhered to his core political convictions across his decades of public service.'"
The life of an early American statesman and president who served as the young nation's strenuous conscience. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A fine examination of a life, well deserving a place alongside David McCullough's study of Adams père."
A neglected president receives his due as a statesman and practical politician. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Paul C. Nagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1997

"A finely detailed portrait of a wrongly neglected American statesman who was not a great president, but who was a great hero. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A groundbreaking work on one of America's undeservedly neglected great figures that draws on John Quincy Adams's voluminous diaries. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JOHN QUINCY by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Notes, maps, diagrams and bibliography provide further context, but—as she did with Three Young Pilgrims (1992)— Harness makes historical incidents nearly incomprehensible by densely packing her pages with name- and event-dropping. (Picture book. 6-9)"
``Johnny's'' father is away at the Constitutional Congress when this book opens; it will be another year before the Declaration of Independence is written. Read full book review >