Search Results: "Rodger Streitmatter"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Joint biographies, rendered in mostly artless prose, of successful and influential gay and lesbian couples who married before it was allowed."
A selective glimpse at prominent same-sex nuptials. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1998

"No graphic descriptions of sexual play, but the cumulative power of these ardent letters makes it hard to believe that Eleanor and Hick's relationship was 'entirely asexual,' as one of the Roosevelt granddaughters insists."
At last, a firsthand look at the emotionally charged correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and "first friend" Lorena Hickok, believed by many to be the First Lady's lover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"For a deeper, more subtle analysis, readers will need to turn to scholars less enamored of the beneficent power of the press. (27 illustrations, not seen)"
An easy-to-digest, somewhat pat overview of the media's influence on American history and politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"An outstanding reference work, and a considerable scholarly achievement, but not a work recommended for leisurely reading."
A comprehensive thousand-year chronicle of naval history around the British Isles and of the vital importance of sea power in safeguarding a realm that provided an inviting target for marauders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A highly entertaining personal account of one man's surprising journey into the mystical heart of Judaism."
A personal journey of Jewish spiritual renewal in dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Read full book review >

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THREE KIND MICE by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"One of the most successful aspects of the book is the luxuriant use of space; the layout employs great fields of white that give the gleeful story room to breathe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These mice are busy, busy, busy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

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WHAT I KNOW NOW by Rodger Larson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"The relationships are built slowly and credibly, in evocative passages that grandly conjure the California countryside, and tenderly depict the nuances of human understanding and emotion. (Fiction 12+)"
The characters are the highlight of this thoughtful coming-of-age story from Larson (Mariposa, 1996, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 1999

"At times a frightening read, but an honest and thoughtful one. (Author tour)"
Poet and author Kamenetz (The Jew in the Lotus, 1994) turns his gaze more powerfully inward than ever before in this slender, emotionally searing recollection of his mother's life and death. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A pleasure to read—and offering new depth and insights into the political and social values of a critical epoch. (Illustrations)"
Brilliantly written account of the 18th-century nobleman was a key player in British naval strategy during the War of Independence—and who invented our favorite fast food. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Drawing on interviews with the Israeli pilots involved, Claire's well-paced account is of interest to aerial-warfare buffs, and a useful if minor footnote to the war against Hussein."
Weapons of mass destruction? Look for them in the rubble of Iraq's al-Tuwaitha nuclear facility, destroyed by Israeli flyers 23 years ago. Read full book review >