Search Results: "Thaddeus Russell"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2001

"Perhaps more than anything, Russell's history of the Teamsters under Hoffa illustrates the vibrancy of the labor movement—for better or worse—during the middle 50 years of the 20th century. (8 pages of photographs, not seen)"
An unexpectedly enthralling academic account of Jimmy Hoffa's tactics and aspirations, from Barnard College historian Russell. Read full book review >

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A RENEGADE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Thaddeus Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A sharp, lucid, entertaining view of the 'bad' American past."
Sure, you've got your Honest Abe and your steadfast Molly Pitcher, your Daniel Boone and Dale Evans. But how do the vice-ridden rest of us fit into American history? Read full book review >

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HAYWIRE by Thaddeus Rutkowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Rutkowski's arch tone, language play and wacky nonsequiturs gloss over a world of hurt."
Rutkowski returns with his characteristic blend of anomie and epigram. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2004

"Absorbing, if surely long: just the thing for military-intelligence buffs and students of WWII history."
Massive history of Allied intelligence in WWII, focusing on the misinformation and disinformation that helped assure the success of Torch, Overlord, and other critical operations. Read full book review >

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GUESS AND CHECK by Thaddeus Rutkowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"A stark, engrossing, Hemingway-esque portrait of a life spent in the margins."
Rutkowski (Haywire, 2010, etc.) delivers a new short story collection, offering sparse prose and pointed observations about one man's struggle to connect with others.Read full book review >

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God and the Human Environment by Osunkwo Jude Thaddeus Ikenna
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2015

"A commendable study geared toward specialists."
Ikenna presents an erudite and orderly study of Catholic environmental teachings, with an emphasis on how these teachings can be applied to the nation of Nigeria. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fans of Brit humor will enjoy, but gird your suspension of disbelief; it's going to get a workout. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Dotty Ida White's equally daffy rare-breed sheep return for more fleecy (mis)adventures. Read full book review >

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BROWN RABBIT IN THE CITY by Natalie Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Her strength remains her mix of warmly colored drawings and prints that seem lifted right out of a street scene in the West Village and strike the perfect balance between hip and cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following up on Moon Rabbit (2009), Russell brings the same charm to this sequel. Read full book review >

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LOST FOR WORDS by Natalie Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"While blander than many available options about writer's block, mustering voice or choosing an art form, this may also be more directly encouraging for readers who need the message, as the results seem so achievable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An animal struggles toward self-expression, taking inspiration from his friends' creations and realizing he can choose his own art form. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As immigration continues to be a major issue in America, this introduction to the Angel Island experience is overdue and, most of all, welcome. (source notes, selected bibliography, acknowledgments, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Writing with clarity, Newbery Medal winner Freedman (Becoming Ben Franklin, 2013, etc.) explores a lesser-known period in U.S. immigration history, when the San Francisco Golden Gate was anything but welcoming. Read full book review >