Search Results: "Richard Michelson"


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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS ANONYMOUS by Richard Michelson
POETRY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adults who work with and love teens for what they are will enjoy this volume, but the target teen audience might not appreciate it as much. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
Teenagers are animals, this author/illustrator team cleverly indicate. Read full book review >

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TEN TIMES BETTER by Richard Michelson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The wordplay is completely engaging, and artist Baskin, who has been delighting generations of children at least since Hosie's Alphabet, triumphs again with evocative and often startling animal images in a muted palette. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Paintings full of freshness and spirit, poems whimsical and sly, and yes, even a bit of mathematics all make this book irresistible. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF ANGELS by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A lively introduction to the work of a Hebrew language scholar and lover—and his family. (afterword, further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The ancient Hebrew language enters the modern world. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE ALLEY by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A beautiful blend of story and art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jewish Abe and African-American Willie are best friends, but only secretly at night, through the windows of their city apartment buildings. Read full book review >

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TOO YOUNG FOR YIDDISH by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"There is a glossary of words used in the text. (Picture book. 6-12)"
This is a sweet story about a language that, like the Jews themselves, manages to survive despite the effects of extermination and assimilation. Read full book review >

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LIPMAN PIKE by Richard Michelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"An insight into baseball and America that is at once historical and timeless. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lipman Pike played "Base" every chance he could get in his Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >

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OH NO, NOT GHOSTS! by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A straightforward, humorous tale, perfect for Halloween. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It's a dark and creepy night, and a boy and girl are supposed to sleeping. Read full book review >