Search Results: "Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A highly informative though rarely analytical take on one of America's most thriving cultural communities. See Jonathan Gill's upcoming Harlem (2011) for more comprehensive coverage."
One woman's quest to discover the heart of Harlem. Read full book review >

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JAKE MAKES A WORLD by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Comprising 24 pages, the narrative closes a bit abruptly; nonetheless, this is a dynamic and creative introduction to a groundbreaking artist and an iconic collection. (biographical note, selected works, museum trustees) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coinciding with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration series, this title imagines the artist as a young teenager experiencing his own move from Philadelphia to Harlem in 1930. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A readable, well-balanced, impassioned account of a dilemma that touches not just the black family, but all who care about children. ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Pitts offers a thoroughly absorbing study of the African-American man's struggle to become a competent father in a society sorely lacking in role models. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR RICHARD III by Mike Pitts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Writing this book must have been the dream of a lifetime for Pitts, and he has risen to the occasion. Highly recommended."
When an archaeological expedition found one of England's most maligned kings in an urban parking lot, it was a worldwide sensation. Here's the complete story. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Based on a real case, this admirable historical novel is unique for the perspective it lends to the Revolution and its profound impact on the lives of all Americans. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slavery in the years of the American Revolution, an era of unexpected freedoms against the backdrop of war, by the author of Darkness (p. 1503). Read full book review >

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THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS by Kate Rhodes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A giant forward leap when it comes to plot, but the prose is weighed down with an avalanche of similes and odd verb choices."
Rhodes places her go-to protagonist, Alice Quentin, in peril again in this third novel in the series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Rhodes's thorough presentation helps to quiet these overtones—and to demystify the nuclear-power industry."
Rhodes (Making Love, 1992; The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1987, etc.) turns his talent for historical analysis to the volatile issue of nuclear power, asking: Is it safe? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1986

"A superb accomplishment."
A magnificent account of a central reality of our times, incorporating deep scientific expertise, broad political and social knowledge, and ethical insight, and Idled with beautifully written biographical sketches of the men and women who created nuclear physics. Read full book review >

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THE END OF PLAGUES by John Rhodes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By no means the end of plagues, but a wonderful account of the end of smallpox and the man who deserves full credit for devising one of the safest and most effective means of prevention."
The end of at least one plague, smallpox, is the centerpiece in immunologist Rhodes' saga of humanity's attempts to overcome infectious disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Not always an easy read, but a rewarding one."
An oral history of child abuse that reveals in numbing detail how its survivors managed to live through the experience and make decent adult lives for themselves. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE by Mildred Pitts Walter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >