Search Results: "Ty Burr"


BOOK REVIEW

GODS LIKE US by Ty Burr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A focused history of films that occasionally flirts with—but does not wed—portentousness."
The film critic of the Boston Globe explores film celebrity and waxes philosophical about what it means to and for the rest of us. Read full book review >

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STICKY BURR by John Lechner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Very possibly. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Illustrated in a mix of cartoon panels and illustrated pages of hand-lettered text, this woodsy tale is just the ticket for budding graphic-novel fans. Read full book review >

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TY COBB by Charles Leerhsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one."
The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"A so-so read for the second-grade set. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ty is back, and he's a little nervous about his latest class project: to practice random acts of kindness and then recite them to the class at the end of the week. After all, how can you "do random acts of kindness on purpose?" Read full book review >

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LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Still, Ty might hit the spot for certain kids in that liminal stage. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spinoff from the popular The Winnie Years series will offer a new, younger generation of Myracle fans the chance to enjoy the ups and downs of the Perry family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Kennedy is no Gore Vidal, yet, in an engaging and lightly ironic tone, he offers a worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America. (30 photos) (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club alternate selections; author tour)"
In a study of three Founders, Kennedy, director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and a prolific author (Hidden Cities, 1994, etc.), demonstrates his devotion to underdogs, in particular Aaron Burr. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTBREAK OF AARON BURR by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr's psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted."
Most schoolchildren can tell you that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Brands (History/Univ. of Texas; The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield, 2012, etc.) chronicles the story of the downward trajectory his fortunes endured thereafter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERTAKERS by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The elements of a good action novel are here but are assembled into a soulless shell. (Adventure. 10-14)"
More zombies doesn't necessarily equal more action. Read full book review >

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WHITE OX by Dan Burr
by Dan Burr, illustrated by Dan Burr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"A foreword provides background on the Mormons and Emily's circumstances at the time of the journey. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From the vivid cover art—a ragged young girl runs, silhouetted against an orange sky—to the last double-page spread of the same child staring out across the Rocky Mountains she has just crossed as part of the great 19th-century Mormon migration, the art is the star of this book. Read full book review >

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YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Chandler Burr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"A savvy novel that deals with Hollywood from a cultural rather than a tabloid perspective."
In this fiction debut, journalist Burr (The Perfect Scent, 2008, etc.) offers the tale of a movie executive's wife leading a book-discussion group. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"An unusually grounded depiction of a business built largely on artifice."
The New York Times perfume critic—yes, you read that right—follows the creation of two industry-defining perfumes. Read full book review >