Search Results: "Sheila Fitzpatrick"


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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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ON STALIN'S TEAM by Sheila Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Not a history or a biography but rather a well-researched study of the social and political lives of the men who supported, encouraged, and abetted Stalin. Prior knowledge of 20th-century Soviet history is a must."
Fitzpatrick (History/Univ. of Sydney; A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia, 2013, etc.) puts faces to the names of Stalin's "cabinet," examining their histories, families, and devotion to the dictator.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Highly detailed—a must for students of Soviet, or social, history."
Scholarly and poignant account of conditions in Russia's collective farms in the 30's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But Fitzpatrick makes subtle use of the press and of police reports tzao assist in giving us one of the most comprehensive accounts to date of what it meant to live in Stalin's Russia in the 1930s."
"Everyday Stalinism" may seem like an oxymoron, but life did go on even in those terrible circumstances, and it is the virtue of this book that it attempts to understand what life was like for ordinary people. Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

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SHEILA RAE’S PEPPERMINT STICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A winsome introduction to Henkes for younger audiences and, rarest of all, just the right amount of art for a board book. (Board book. 2-5)"
A sweet treat becomes a source of contention between two sisters in this wry tale about sibling relations and the art of sharing. Read full book review >

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WANTING SHEILA DEAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Haddam (Living Witness, 2009, etc.) gleefully satirizes reality TV and offers a well-thought-out appreciation of Agatha Christie's novels, which she lets Demarkian savor for the first time."
The battles on reality television lead to murder, just as you always knew they would. Read full book review >

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WILL SHEILA SHARE? by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This simple story should be just at toddler and preschooler's level of understanding as well as offering some relief to frustrated adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There have been a number of attempts to address the difficult concept of sharing for toddlers, but Savadier approaches the topic for very young children in a very simple story. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA WEINSTEIN by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The silly, weightless intrigue is only an excuse for an endless round of fantasy scenes in which females with silicon enhancements and without underwear, supplemented by equally enthusiastic gay supporting players, are constantly sinking to their knees in homage to His Majesty."
Operating under still another name, that naughty 48-year-old Sheila Ryan (A.K.A. Sheila Doyle, 2002) continues to fuel the same adolescent fantasies. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA DOYLE by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, you've got to have a warm spot for a thriller in which virtually everybody but the dog has at least one alias."
Once upon a time, Sheila Ryan was an aspiring actress—all right, her experience was limited to a single adult film—and acting teacher. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Each autobiography here transforms the story of a private life into the story of the country and the times: a volume sure to attract early Soviet history buffs."
A collection of life stories of Russian women, accompanied by an analytical introduction and edited by scholars Fitzpatrick (History/Univ. of Chicago) and Slezkine (History/Univ. of California), from the perspective of direct participants in the unfolding historical drama begun in 1917. Read full book review >