Search Results: "Ronald C. Rosbottom"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A profound historical portrait of Paris for anyone who loves the city."
An exploration of "what it would have been like to be [in Paris] under the German Occupation during the Second World War." Read full book review >

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A. LINCOLN by Ronald C. White Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Likely to be frequently cited during the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth."
Huntington Library fellow White (The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, 2005, etc.) offers a lively, comprehensive life of the 16th president. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN’S GREATEST SPEECH by Ronald C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2002

"Well researched, wonderfully written, and at times extraordinarily moving. White's relatively small volume comes closer to finding the true spirit of Abraham Lincoln than many of the more celebrated biographies."
A thoughtful historical, cultural, and literary meditation on President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural address. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ULYSSES by Ronald C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An engaging resurrection of Grant featuring excellent maps and character sketches."
This scholarly but readable biography of the Civil War general and president finds some new facets in understanding "the silent man." Read full book review >

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AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE YELLOW GIRAFFE by Ronald Himler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Paul Fleischman's Sidewalk Circus (p. 221), which is a livelier take, while the quiet tone and assurance of a jeans-clad mom at the girl's side makes this suitable for younger children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This reissue of a 1976 title has new, soft watercolor illustrations that match the understated tale as city scenes become a fairy tale venue from a young girl's view astride her four-wheeled wooden giraffe scooter. Read full book review >

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SIX IS SO MUCH LESS THAN SEVEN by Ronald Himler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Those of any age recovering from the loss of a pet will welcome this soothing story that allows for a time to grieve, without urging the bereaved to cheer up or move on too quickly. (Picture book. 4+)"
A touching tribute to pets and how they enrich our lives is gently illustrated in Himler's (A Thanksgiving Turkey, 2001, etc.) trademark soft watercolors. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ON FIRE by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Beautifully written and earnestly delivered, the novel rolls to an inexorable, stunning conclusion readers won't soon forget. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1961, riding a Greyhound bus was more than a way to get from one place to another. For some, the destination was freedom. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIAL ART by Ronald Macaulay
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Competent, noncontroversial, and instructive: it's difficult to determine why a reader would prefer this volume to all the brilliant competition."
A modest survey of recent linguistic theory and practice in which Macaulay (Linguistics/Pitzer College; Generally Speaking, 1980—not reviewed) draws on 25 years of teaching to present what he admits is derivative, technical, and pedagogically oriented. Read full book review >

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REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH WEIGHT TRAINING by Ronald Deblois
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2014

"An accessible compendium of inspiration for serious exercise novices."
Deblois' high-energy how-to debut aims to lay the groundwork for a healthier lifestyle. Read full book review >