Search Results: "Randall Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAMS V. TEXAS by Randall Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1991

"A chilling, forthright account of a Kafkaesque nightmare, rendered with a remarkable lack of resentment."
In a shocking and absorbing narrative, Adams, a former inmate on death row, recounts his wrongful conviction for murder in 1976, his 13 years in a Texas prison, and the protracted legal and political battle to free him. Read full book review >

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ADAMS by Chidem Kurdas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"A fresh, well-thought-out approach to two legends."
Kurdas' (Seven Reasons to Love the Constitution, 2017, etc.) debutnovel offers a clever new twist on the often tumultuous relationship between two of America's Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

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CLOVER ADAMS by Natalie Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"The curtain at least partly raised on a charmed and haunted life."
A scholar's debut recounts the life and troubling death of a Gilded Age woman. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Mark Puls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"Fully restores Adams to his rightful place as an indispensable provocateur of American liberty."
A brief, sharply focused biography of the mastermind behind the American colonies' break with England, and the drive for independence. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father."
A great, troubled, and, it seems, overlooked president receives his due from the Pulitzer-winning historian/biographer McCullough (Truman, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 2001

"This intelligent, early feminist and civil-rights advocate deserves better. (Biography. 8-10)"
Abigail Adams, wife and mother of American presidents, with a remarkable story of her own, gets a rather dull introduction to her life in Wallner's (Sergio and the Hurricane, 2000, etc.) picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1995

"Impressive. (b&w reproductions, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A veteran biographer (Thomas Jefferson, 1988, etc.) has another winner in this accessible and touching portrait of a strong and resilient ``founding mother.'' Many know the textbook version of the life of Abigail Smith Adams—wife of one president, mother of another, the first ``First Lady'' to live in the White House. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Ira Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Justly returns our attention to Adams—though liberal readers will prefer Mark Puls's 2006 biography, which emphasizes his role as a rabble-rousing man of the common people."
Neocon view of the least-known Founding Father, arguing that his religious beliefs fueled his revolutionary ardor and, in today's more secular America, have denied him his due from historians. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >