Search Results: "Walter Stahr"


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SEWARD by Walter Stahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A thorough, refreshing biography by an independent-minded historian."
A sympathetic, evenhanded reappraisal of President Lincoln's secretary of state as a statesman who practiced effective preventive strategies. Read full book review >

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STANTON by Walter Stahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A lively, lucid, and opinionated history, and his research supports his skepticism on some historical claims. The book should be Stanton's definitive biography for some time to come."
An exhaustive biography of the most controversial figure in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Read full book review >

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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE SEYMOUR? by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. Read full book review >

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CLUB DREAD by Walter Sorrells
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"For fans and thrill seekers. (Fiction. YA)"
Music, murder, car chases and a secret society get blended together as this thriller series continues. Read full book review >

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47 by Walter Mosley
FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2005

"Mostly, however, this is a flawed, didactic exploration of the nature of freedom, juxtaposing the brutality of 19th-century American slavery with the society of a faraway planet where skin color is irrelevant because 'behind all existence there is one great mind.' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Forty-seven is the name and number of a 14-year-old slave working on Master Tobias's Georgia plantation in 1832. Read full book review >

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THE DOWRY by Walter Keady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"Charming Celtic comedy of manners."
Idealistic Irish priest anxious to repopulate his parish hatches a scheme to encourage local youths to get married rather than emigrate. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST TALES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A classic case of overreaching, though one that's often moving and provoking."
Versatile Mosley tells the story of a black man dead before his time who shakes up the divine order by refusing his condemnation to Hell. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Even when his rhetoric is trite, however, Mosley is always engaged and engaging."
An eloquent if clichéd essay on black and white Americans' slavery to the economy. Read full book review >

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BAD BOY BRAWLY BROWN by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Helping his brothers only because nobody else will, he returns from his six-year sabbatical more complex and compelling than ever before: a hero for his time and ours."
In a rare slowing of his usual leaps forward in time, Mosley, who's chronicled the adventures of reluctant Watts detective Ezekiel Rawlins from 1948 (Devil in a Blue Dress, 1990) to 1963 (A Little Yellow Dog, 1996), edges forward only three months to tell the story of Easy's search for Brawly Brown, the hulking young man who ran away from his mother, Alva Torres, smack into trouble. Read full book review >