Search Results: "Terry Teachout"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The perfect first book to read about Balanchine, and intelligent enough to have value for more knowledgeable admirers as well."
Polymath critic Teachout (The Skeptic, 2002, etc.) cogently introduces general readers and dance neophytes to the choreographer who reinvented ballet for the 20th century. Read full book review >

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POPS by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2009

"A rewarding jazz biography and a revealing look at a broad swath of American cultural history."
A comprehensive, affectionate biography of arguably the single most important figure in the history of jazz. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Like most Ellington albums, Teachout's in-depth, well-researched, loving study of this American treasure is an instant classic."
With this exhaustive, engaging study of the greatest jazz composer of his era, Wall Street Journal drama critic Teachout solidifies his place as one of America's great music biographers. Read full book review >

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THE SKEPTIC by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"A balanced portrait of the muckraking newsman, and an excursion into American intellectual history and journalism."
The first full-scale biography in a generation of the great journalist, editor, and social critic (1880-1956), extending and in some ways supplanting the ones that have come before it. Read full book review >

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CITY LIMITS by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"He raises some interesting, heartfelt questions; it's a shame he doesn't answer any of them."
Curiously unresolved musings about the path that led Teachout (ed., Beyond the Boom, 1990) from small-town America to New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"A slim but cogent historical examination of America's most potent symbol."
An exploration of the history and symbolism of the American flag. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A valuable tool for improving the way government operates at the local level."
How community deliberative processes can provide an alternative to divisive party politics and technocratic expertise. Read full book review >

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WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

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RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

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GRAVEYARD SHAKES by Laura  Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale about a ghost who fears other ghosts and two sisters who find more welcome in a graveyard than in school. Read full book review >

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MILK GOES TO SCHOOL by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Border's shtick goes on far too long for readers to want seconds of Milk and Waffle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Border continues his series of books about anthropomorphized food, this time focusing on Milk and her first day of school. Read full book review >