Search Results: "Theodore Draper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A compelling warning about the Constitutional dangers posed by presidential overreaching in foreign policyoverwhelming at times, but with all the insistent urgency of a fire alarm in the night. (Photographsnot seen.)"
A step-by-step explanation of the labyrinthine scandal that briefly unnerved the Reagan presidency, presented with all the crushing force of a prosecutor's 650-page brief. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Christopher Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"The charms of this account reside in the vivid background details and Theodore's musings, but these can't overcome some parchment-thin characters and a dearth of drama."
Harris's debut, a highly mobile but underdeveloped tale from the seventh century, features a homosexual monk from Tarsus who spends much of his life mulling over the nature of lust and the fine points of theology, and who later becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A skillfully told, first-rate examination of the economic and political circumstances that made the American Revolution unavoidable."
In a compellingly argued review of events leading to the 1775 clash at Lexington and Concord, historian Draper (A Very Thin Line, 1991, etc.) contends that the American Revolution was not an ideological battle between democracy and monarchy; it was rather a pure struggle for power on the part of colonies that had experienced a significant but incomplete degree of economic and political self-determination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEODORE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"As homage, its success is unquestionable; as biography, its achievement is a little more dubious. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An unabashedly reverent paean to the 26th president is light on biographical detail but heavy on inspiration. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"A sympathetic, detailed, tremendously readable account of the eventful life of our most energetic, irrepressible President. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Appropriately big and vigorous life of the 26th President, by Miller (Stealing from America, p. 772; F.D.R., 1982, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, THEODORE! by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"A nice addition for classrooms and libraries, and an easy handsell for bookstores. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A boy, settling for the one pet his mom will allow, narrates the gentle, mutual bonding between him and guinea pig Theodore. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Louis Auchincloss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2001

"A master craftsman's rendering of a character who needs no embellishment."
Auchincloss (Her Infinite Variety, 2000, etc.) trains his acute sensibility and elegant prose on our most colorful chief executive, rendering Teddy as a man of his time as well as a timeless example of principled leadership. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Lewis L. Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A bare-bones summary that is even shorter and somewhat less eloquent than Louis Auchincloss' Roosevelt bio (2002) in the Times/Holt presidential series."
A very brief resource on the life of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

An adequate biography of the 26th president is one of four biographies in the vanguard of a new series linked to TIME for Kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Kathleen Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Cast slightly in the shadow by the recent works of better-known biographers (Edmund Morris's Theodore Rex and Louis Auchincloss's Theodore Roosevelt, both 2001), this nonetheless ranks high among the available portraits of the rough-riding president."
The renowned, larger-than-life politician comes in for respectful but critical treatment at the hands of debut biographer Dalton (History/Phillips Academy, Andover). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEODORE REX by Edmund Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2001

"A boosterish rendering of a potent head of state."
In a sequel to the Pulitzer-winning biography of Teddy Roosevelt's earlier years (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, 1979), Morris celebrates his tenure in the Oval Office, lauding him as the most popular and energetic chief executive of the early modern era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2010

"An attractive, well-written volume that, through the better activities, makes learning history a hands-on affair. (places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a clear and interesting biography of the 26th President, plus 21 activities to supplement the narrative. Read full book review >