Search Results: "Ted Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, despite its limitations, for general readers Morgan's volume serves just fine. (maps, b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Stuffing a massive subject—in this case, the Anglo-American conquest of North America over the last two centuries—between the covers of a single volume is like teaching a cat to heel: It's a neat trick, but necessarily one of limited utility. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A revealing and yet at times frustratingly truncated biography of an early American dissident from the God that failed."
Pulitzer-winning journalist, biographer, and historian Morgan (A Shovel of Stars: The Making of the American West 1800 to the Present, 1995, etc.) throws scattershot light on 20th-century Communism, labor, and US intelligence through a shadowy figure who passed through all these worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"A superb portrait of battle and its reverberations beyond the fields of fire."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian observes that had Franklin Roosevelt served another few terms, Americans might never have had fought and died in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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MY BATTLE OF ALGIERS by Ted Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Effectively employing a subdued tone, Morgan paints a grim picture of hopelessness leading to desperate militancy, reminding us that electroshocks and guillotines rarely solve anything."
An unforgettable cautionary narrative of the author's days as a French combatant and military journalist during the war for Algerian independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Not strong on the reasons for European settlement, but a vivid panorama that makes one look forward to Morgan's projected next volume in this saga. (Four maps)"
A colorful portrait that boldly highlights the cruelty, sharp practices, disease, madness, and brutality displayed—or brought about—by the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their subjugation of Native Americans and enslavement of Africans. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN'S BUGS by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"With its delicate grounding in the real behavior of its humanized animals, this is a charming Beatrix Potter descendant, a perfect stepping stone to Potter's more demanding texts. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A small, sweet book that describes, with disarming simplicity, a little porcupine's adventures on a walk with his mama, a motherly animal person who much resembles Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IDITAROD DREAM by Ted Wood
by Ted Wood, photographed by Ted Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"An attractive volume that captures the thrill of the race and comes with a bonus—Dusty takes first place. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A detailed, carefully written account of a 15-year-old boy's participation in the Junior Iditarod in Alaska, with large, colorful, action-packed photographs of the race. Read full book review >

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TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

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BIG JIMMY’S KUM KAU CHINESE TAKE OUT by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Readers won't just drink in its transporting atmosphere, but will soon be on their way to their nearest Chinese community to taste the very air as well as the food. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a fond salute, Lewin (Red Legs, p. 588, etc.) introduces readers to his favorite Chinese take-out place. Read full book review >