Search Results: "Scott W. Berg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A captivating tale of an oft-overlooked, morally ambiguous moment in American history."
An exploration of the violent downfall of Little Crow's Dakota nation at the hands of American soldiers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"A lively and literate view of Washington's early history, with liberal dashes of intrigue for good measure."
Washington, D.C., as anyone who's tried to navigate it knows, is sensibly if idiosyncratically laid out. Some reasons for that emerge in this life of its designer. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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GOLDWYN: A Biography by A. Scott Berg
Released: April 10, 1989

The life of movie empire-builder Samuel Goldwyn, retold expertly by Berg, American Book Award-winner for Max Perkins (1978). Read full book review >

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LINDBERGH by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"With Berg's free access to previously unavailable documentation, this is sure to be the definitive biography of Lindbergh. (First serial to Vanity Fair; film rights to DreamWorks)"
A magisterial work chronicling the life of a great American hero, from a National Book Award—winning author. Read full book review >

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LOCHFOOT by W. Scott Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"Great premise but, overall, a disappointing experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This story about the spawn of Bigfoot and Nessie (aka the Loch Ness Monster) suffers from a dry storyline and a significant lack of interaction and ingenuity. Read full book review >

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Reflection by W. Scott Causey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"A powerful portal story with a stirring protagonist; it's everything a good sci-fi tale should be and more."
Causey delivers a mix of business, government, religion, and fantastic technology in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Poole calls his occasionally flaky biography 'unorthodox,' but it's also thoroughly enjoyable and highly readable."
A deep plunge into the Lovecraft-ian dark side. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Both will charm readers, whether picky eaters or no. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Child and monster connect in this airy tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >