Search Results: "William Emons Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 9, 2010

"A healthy reminder that James Fenimore Cooper's mythicized frontier was seen through the eyes of, and measured against, a smug aristocracy."
Cooper, a librarian, examines the place of the gentry in James Fenimore Cooper's Littlepage trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BEACH TAIL by Karen Lynn William
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2010

"Scoop up this tale for its strength as a unique beach story and for its warm portrayal of an African-American son and father enjoying the outdoors. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While Greg and his dad enjoy a beach day, Dad sets two rules: "Don't go in the water / and don't leave Sandy," a lion Greg has drawn in the sand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A unique perspective on a period of critical transformations in China. (b&w photos)"
The extraordinary life of a courageous, outspoken American woman who survived 40 years of upheaval in 20th-century China. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A thorough but not groundbreaking biographical investigation."
A biography focused on a statesman's career during a period of profound political change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"Illuminating Civil War history from an expert in the field."
Cooper (History/Louisiana State Univ.; Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, 2008, etc.) shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the American South and the Civil War as he exposes the players who drew the country into war. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A PIPKIN OF PEPPER by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Cooper's Pumpkin Soup (1999) won the Kate Greenaway medal; this one's at least as charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cat, Squirrel and Duck, who live in a tea kettle-shaped house, are back to making their pumpkin soup when they discover they are out of salt—the only solution is to go into the city to buy more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"A chocolate, vanilla, and berry palette adds to the taste appeal. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cooper is a master at transforming dabs and wiggles of paint into people at play (Ballpark, 1998) or architecture (Building, 1999) or vistas (Country Fair, 1997). Read full book review >