Search Results: "Richard White"


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Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A highly qualified historian offers a dense, sweeping history of a nation on the move."
A massive history of the striving, riven new nation that emerged from the Civil War, extending to the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Excellent big-picture, popularly written history of the Howard Zinn mold, backed by a mountain of research and statistics."
The railroads may not have advanced civilization in America, notes this sharp-edged history, but they were eminently creative in their destruction. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1992

"Writing primarily in dialogue, White gives us a coming-of-age story that is good-hearted from beginning to end."
The adventures of 12-year-old Charlie Prescott rather than Huckleberry Finn—in a ``sequel'' novel by White (Sword of the North, 1983) that's written with the innocent tone of YA literature from a half-century ago, when role models dispensed wisdom and championed ideals. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A story so typical in so many ways profits from White's personal conflict over the desire to trust familial recollection and the historian's insistence on fact. (4 b&w photos; 2 maps)"
A "collaboration" between historian White (Univ. of Washington) and his mother, Sara, this blends formal historical research and the oral tradition. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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