Search Results: "Rue L. Cromwell"


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You'll Like Linton by Rue L. Cromwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2015

"Meticulous and candid, this slow-moving volume about small-town life should attract aficionados of American history."
An isolated farm boy discovers the wonderful—and war-torn—world outside his fence. Read full book review >

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A TIME IN CHINA by Rue L. Cromwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"A thoughtful album of memories that sheds light on a world now lost to history, illustrating daily Chinese life with earnest words and snapshots."
Like a time capsule, Cromwell's debut memoir offers artifacts from a certain place and time: China in the early 1980s, as witnessed by a visiting American psychologist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A fascinating, well-rooted theory of being human, with guideposts to increasing awareness."
Cromwell explores "notions of the infrastructure of human functioning"—via the building blocks of constructs—that result in who we are. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Her evocation of this period's religious and political complexity exceeds even that of some scholars: 'a majestic work.'"
The popular biographer, best known for her portraits of British royalty, turns her sympathetic eye to the Puritan rebel Oliver Cromwell, another worthy subject in the Great Lives series from Grove. Read full book review >

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THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >

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RUE ORDENER, RUE LABAT by Sarah Kofman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"At times almost painful to read, a different kind of Holocaust memoir and a book that, with hindsight, suggests the fate that the author had perhaps already chosen for herself."
Kofman, a prominent French philosopher, wrote this memoir of her life as a Jewish child under the German occupation in 1994, shortly before she committed suicide. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL DIXON’S SKY-CYCLE  by John Nez
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Dare to dream' is the clear message here. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This fine tribute to teenage inventors everywhere retraces the true early exploits of a handy Ohio lad who converted his bicycle into a homemade dirigible, then successfully (more or less) tested it out in the skies over Columbus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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DUMPY LA RUE by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A barrel-shaped Baryshnikov soars over his assigned role in life in this breezy toe-tapper from a pair of picture-book veterans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2001

"Before readers get to the recipes at the end of each chapter, they may well have lost their appetites."
Another tablespoon of saccharine for the gone-to-France-and-bought-a-darling-wreck-of-a-house genre, this time with recipes, from food-writer Loomis. Read full book review >