Search Results: "Ted Widmer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 14, 2013

"American history meets the 'snap, crackle and pop of lively online writing' in this outstanding serialization."
Widmer, a Brown University historian, is joined by New York Times op-ed staff editors Risen and Kalogerakis in the masterful compilation of more than 100 short essays based on the award-winning Times Disunion blog (begun in 2010), which chronologically traces and reconsiders the War between the States, an event he believes still remains "a ghostly presence in American life." Read full book review >

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ARK OF THE LIBERTIES by Ted Widmer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2008

"An unusual and engaging tour of the horizon of American diplomacy that should appeal to both scholarly and general audiences."
Diplomatic history of the United States, emphasizing its spiritual underpinnings as much as wars and treaties. Read full book review >

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MARTIN VAN BUREN by Ted Widmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"Well written and sensible—especially when Widmer notes that 'it's antidemocratic to expect all of our leaders to be great.' Q.E.D."
Pity poor Martin Van Buren: reviled in life, ignored in death, undistinguished enough that biographers have had a hard time finding much to say about him. Until now. Read full book review >

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TED by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's not exactly subtle, but children may find its exaggerations appealing. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A more-or-less imaginary friend brings a lonely boy and his distracted father together in this heavy-handed but slapstick romp from the author/illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon Pie Adventure (2000). Read full book review >

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DOCTOR TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2008

"Kids will be anxious to see what kind of fireman Ted becomes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ted is one prepared bear. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Good subject, bad treatment."
Tabloid-style gossip about the senior senator from Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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TED POSTON by Kathleen A. Hauke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gem of a book on a remarkable person—and his age. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
Reading Ted Poston's life story is akin to reading several small chapters in American history. Read full book review >

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ARTIST TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Oblivious but funny and full of gusto, Ted's bound for detective work next. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ted's back, bursting with enthusiasm, this time throwing himself into the role of painter. Read full book review >

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FIREFIGHTER TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Sure to fire up kids' imaginations while tickling their funny bones at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following his day as a doctor (Doctor Ted, 2008), Ted awakens to the odor of smoke (burned toast) and decides that since a firefighter cannot be found he must save the day himself. Read full book review >

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TED TALKS by Chris Anderson
Released: May 3, 2016

"A handy guide for novice and moderately experienced speakers, once you've dodged the TED boosterism."
The head honcho of the much-watched (and oft-satirized) TED Talks shares how he gets the best out of speakers. Read full book review >

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TED HUGHES by Jonathan Bate
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Unauthorized, yes, but worthy of becoming the standard life of Hughes. Illuminating, elegant, and excellent."
Imaginative, comprehensive biography of the writer best known in the United States not for his own work, but for his tragic marriage to the doomed Sylvia Plath. Read full book review >

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TREETOP TED by Bronwyn Callander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2011

"High marks for looks, sounds and overall design. Totally terrific for toddlers. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
From Down Under, a deliciously alliterative barrage of sounds and silly pests. Read full book review >