Search Results: "The New York Public Library"


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NYPL BIBLION: FRANKENSTEIN by The New York Public Library
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 4, 2012

"More information than any one person needs on a single novel, but there's plenty of diversion here for the Shelley scholar and dilettante alike."
A grab bag of Frankenstein-ia, including source documents, essays, interviews, video and more. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first choice for those who want an illustrated overview. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Taken from its own coverage of the events of September 11th and their aftermath, New York Times editors have adapted a Young Reader's Edition from their adult title of the same name. Read full book review >

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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF CATS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection."
A worthy follow-up to last year's Big New Yorker Book of Dogs.Read full book review >

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THE 40s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 6, 2014

"An absolute treat. Hopefully, the New Yorker will continue to publish such anthologies on other decades."
Make room on the bookshelf. The New Yorker's look at 1940s history, culture, literature and civilization is a book to be read, reread and savored. Read full book review >

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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF DOGS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A real treat for New Yorker fans and dog lovers alike."
A New Yorker anthology provides a classy tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2003

"More self-consciously literary than its predecessor, but still some valuable gleanings."
An uneven second collection of essays on writing from the New York Times. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE’S <i>THE NUTCRACKER</i> by New York City Ballet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An appealing production overall and a helpful introduction for children preparing to see the ballet, but it's one that needs some real little girls as artist's models. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This introduction to the ballet closely follows the production of the New York City Ballet, as originated by George Balanchine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2011

"An important book that gives coherence to a massive data dump."
Thoughtful analysis of one of the largest leaks of classified information in history—how it happened, what the secret documents say and what it all means. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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SUPERBRAIN by Toronto Public Library
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Intended as a pathway to lifelong learning, this is more like a winding, muddy dead end. (appendix, glossary, source list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
From the librarian-authors of The Research Virtuoso (2012), a guide for younger would-be "super-learners" to gathering and evaluating information.Read full book review >

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THE 50s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Superb: a gift that keeps on giving and a fine introduction to the life and letters of a supposedly (but not really) gray decade."
Following on the previous anthology, The 40s (2014), the editors of the New Yorker continue to mine the magazine's impossibly rich history.Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA by Harry L. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Written with verve, Katz's history is distinguished from a trove of Twain biographies by its 300 illustrations, including photographs, cartoons and artwork, drawn from the LOC's inestimable collection."
A richly illustrated life of an American icon. Read full book review >