Search Results: "Walter Stahr"


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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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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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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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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 BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003 by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2003

"Not bad, but far from the best—and not even the best anthology to have appeared this year."
The latest BASS, while full of talent, is ultimately an echo of successes past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Lively writing throughout—just take some of it with a grain of salt."
Walter (Science Writing/Carnegie Mellon Univ.) celebrates Vive la différence—not so much between the sexes as between us and other primates. Read full book review >

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WALKIN' THE DOG by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"It's love that gives life.'"
Mosley's probing and stirring follow-up to Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997) presents a dozen further adventures of Socrates Fortlow, the ex-con struggling to protect his marginal, yet deeply rooted, life in blasted Watts. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF THE DARK by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Luckily, the clouds obscuring the labyrinthine plot frequently lift to reveal the clarity of Paris's wisdom, as when he observes that kindly Fearless constantly fights only because 'we were poor and we were black and so we either fought or we lost ground.'"
Watts, 1956. Time for another 15 rounds of unsought violence for bookseller Paris Minton and his friend Fearless Jones. Read full book review >