Search Results: "Ted Widmer"


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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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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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THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> DISUNION by Ted Widmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An excellent teaching tool, perfect for libraries."
Noted academics, scholars, editors, and historians contribute to a collection of fresh, provocative essays on the Civil War, first published in digital form by the New York Times. Read full book review >

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UP FROM ORCHARD STREET by Eleanor Widmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"Poignant snapshots of a long-lost era and place: Widmer died last year at the age of 80."
Posthumous first novel offers pungent, nostalgic vignettes of Jewish life on Manhattan's Lower East Side over the early course of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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Mr. Mayhem by Jeff Widmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Eccentricity at its finest in a detective story and proof that a flawed protagonist can still earn sympathy."
A publicist for a crime tour drums up business by hiring a mercy killer, but his murderous employee may be choosing his own victims in this thriller. Read full book review >

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Peak Season by Jeff Widmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"An entertaining mystery romp."
Hard-boiled ex-cop Candace "CW" McCoy tries to keep her cool as she solves a case of embezzlement, kidnapping, and murder in the Florida heat. Read full book review >

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AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >