Search Results: "Shareen Blair Brysac"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sensitive and in-depth portrait of two 'good Germans' who have remained unrecognized for over half a century."
The inspired life and tragic death of the only American woman to be executed on Hitler's command. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A skillful rendering of an inspiring message."
A good-news book, based on serious research, about how traditionally hostile groups can overcome differences to live in harmony. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A ripping, timely, and perceptive yarn. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Swashbuckling tales from the history of European competition for control of Central Asia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Assiduous research underlies a text that will appeal principally to art historians and devotees of Asian art."
Two journalists explore the allure of Asian art for museum directors, collectors, archaeologists and others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A satisfying, uncluttered account that makes a welcome addition to the shelf of books on the Middle East."
Succinct overview of 12 people who have exerted significant influence on the fortunes of the Middle East since England invaded Egypt in 1882. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE BLAIR by Elizabeth Laird
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"If Maggie sometimes seems oddly naïve for a person of such an age at that time, her point of view will resonate with teenagers today, as will her death-defying journey, her scrappiness and determination in the face of extreme poverty and little love. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Maggie lives a poor life in 17th-century Scotland with her Granny, whose ill temper, foul mouth and skills at healing make her an easy target for the witch-hunting church. Read full book review >

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A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS by Mary Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For Boomers, a nostalgic trip back to their diaper-clad days, and if not exactly multicultural (despite some song lyrics in German and French), still enjoyable for today's young children. (introduction) (Picture book collection. 3-5, adult)"
Despite the art's distinctly retro look and coloring, the five Golden Books in this gathering—four complete, one excerpted—only rarely come off as period pieces. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A mesmerizing, rarely mentioned piece of labor history, crackingly told. (10 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A stunning re-creation of the great West Virginia uprising of 1921, when some 10,000 armed miners confronted coal operators and their hired guns in an attempt to unionize. Read full book review >

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JOHN BLAIR AND THE GREAT HINCKLEY FIRE by Josephine Nobisso
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As such it is an exciting introduction to a little-known incident in American history and to a genuine African-American hero. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Move over Casey Jones—John Blair is a legitimate hero who helped save the lives of 300 passengers on a train caught in a terrifying firestorm in Minnesota in 1894. Read full book review >

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HOW EMILY BLAIR GOT HER FABULOUS HAIR by Susan Garrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers will love Emily Blair's creations, right down to the last dented curl. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book about Emily Blair, who has straight hair and tries everything to make it curly like her friend Pamela's. Read full book review >

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BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >