Maureen N. (bookloverinla) - Reviews

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Alexander the Great: The Life of a King and a Conqueror (Graphic Nonfiction)
Review Date: 7/2/2012


Great illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Glossary and historical context included in appendix.


Aspects of Western Civilization, Vol. 2: Problems and Sources in History, Fifth Edition
Review Date: 7/2/2012


Excellent essays, great for picking up facts and theories - and ideas - for college papers. Not dated at all, very relevant.


Associated Press Pictorial History of Baseball
Associated Press Pictorial History of Baseball
Author: Hal Brock
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012


Trip down memory lane...great photos.


Australia
Australia
Author: Sunset Books, Sunset Magazine & Book
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2018


Very interesting information on Australia, audience is those who know very little about the country. Great for travel planning.


Bring Me a Unicorn
Bring Me a Unicorn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/12/2012


This is a wonderful memoir written by a young woman who would have a place in at least one of the biggest news stories of the early part of the century. Her first born child is kidnapped and murdered...her husband the infamous Charles Lindbergh who after being catapulted into near-godlike status, falls after he sympathizes with the Nazis. And, of course, falls again after new revelations in 2003 (no spoilers here;-)).

Anne Morrow was a beautiful writer, Gift From the Sea, a later book, is one of my all-time favorites and was another huge bestseller. Still a lovely, prescient read for wives and mothers.

I also highly recommend her daughters' books: Reeve Lindbergh. She wrote a lovely memoir of her mother as she became disabled with dementia. Reeve also lost her first born child to SIDS.


The Cats: Based on the Television Series, Wild, Wild World of Animals (Wild, wild world of animals)
Review Date: 7/3/2012


Very instructive text for elementary through middle school; lots of pictures. Cover art is exactly the same as that displayed on Amazon.


Classic Starts: Arabian Nights (Classic Starts Series)
Classic Starts: Arabian Nights (Classic Starts Series)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Loved the book, great for chapter readers or reading out loud. Nice summer evening reading!


Cleopatra: The Life Of An Egyptian Queen (Graphic Nonfiction)
Cleopatra: The Life Of An Egyptian Queen (Graphic Nonfiction)
Author: Gary Jeffrey, Ross Watton
Book Type: Library Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012


Great illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers.


Cooking In Paradise : Culinary Vacations Around the World
Cooking In Paradise : Culinary Vacations Around the World
Author: Joel Naftali, Lee Naftali
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/26/2012


I loved this book - not only does it give you lots of details, they also give prices and some recipes! Some of these culinary trips sound so dreamy...there are international including Asia and Europe and domestic. Lots of reviews and reference websites so you can plan a fantastic trip! Pictures too!


Divorce for Dummies
Divorce for Dummies
Author: John Ventura, Mary Reed
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012


I got a lot of help from this book - it really points you in the right direction and puts you in a better state of mind in preparing for divorce. One must look at divorce from two very stark perspectives: as a financial break as well as an emotional one. This book helps to navigate the course by giving checklists and guideposts. You have to be prepared and knowledgeable going into a divorce and this book supplies you with key things to understand and talk to your attorney about.


Elizabeth I: The Life Of Englands Renaissance Queen (Graphic Nonfiction)
Review Date: 7/2/2012


Great illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Glossary and historical context included in appendix.


Epic Batles of the Civil War Volume 3: Antietam (Historical Comics)
Epic Batles of the Civil War Volume 3: Antietam (Historical Comics)
Author: John Ford
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012


Powerful, sometimes harrowing, illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Contains biographical portraits of the main protagonists in the appendix. Fine introduction to the study of the Civil War. (I have 4 volumes posted)


Epic Battles of the Civil War (Historical Comics Marvel, Volume 1: First Bull run)
Review Date: 7/2/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Powerful, sometimes harrowing, illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Contains biographical portraits of the main protagonists in the appendix. Fine introduction to the study of the Civil War. (I have 4 volumes posted)


Epic Battles of the Civil War, Volume 2: Shiloh (Historical comics)
Review Date: 7/2/2012


Powerful, sometimes harrowing, illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Contains biographical portraits of the main protagonists in the appendix. Fine introduction to the study of the Civil War. (I have 4 volumes posted)


The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs
The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs
Author: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/3/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Excellent book by a scholar in this field.


Freud's Women
Freud's Women
Author: Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/2/2012


Collaboratively written by Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester, Freud's Women: Family, Patients, Followers is an exhaustive, in-depth look at the women involved in the life and work of Sigmund Freud, who is often thought of as the father of modern psychology. Freud's many female patients, followers, and family members are surveyed and discussed in an informative blend of biography, history, and study of the founding of psychoanalysis. An exhaustively researched and detailed book, Freud's Women is very highly recommended for the History of Psychoanalysis academic reference collections, and Freudian Psychology supplement reading lists.


Frommer's Montreal and Quebec City 2000
Frommer's Montreal and Quebec City 2000
Author: Herbert Bailey Livesey, Michael Shapiro
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/26/2012


Montreal and Quebec City haven't changed dramatically over the past 10 years so most of the information is still current - the same sites, same itineraries and walking trails. Old Montreal is the same, as are the visits to the Plains of Abraham in Quebec; the nature areas are the same. Even though it's an older edition, it was very useful for planning.


Geography Activity Book UNITED STATES: 4-8+
Geography Activity Book UNITED STATES: 4-8+
Author: Mark Lueckenhoff & Steve Hamilton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/3/2012


Excellent work book for US Geography. Very detailed and sophisticated - includes detailed answer key with explanations. Cover art exactly like that on Amazon. Great for homeschooling or even for teachers in a classroom setting.


Gettysburg (Epic Battles Of The Civil War, Vol 4)
Review Date: 7/2/2012


Powerful, sometimes harrowing, illustrations, engaging text, great summer afternoon read for late elementary and middle schoolers. Contains biographical portraits of the main protagonists in the appendix. Fine introduction to the study of the Civil War. (I have 4 volumes posted)


Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground (Vintage Departures)
Review Date: 6/26/2012


I think this is an amazing book - Mr. Kaplan takes us into the lives of the (mostly) men of the military on the front lines; looks behind the history and the whys and what-fors of our presence all around the world. Very non-partisan, very deep and thoughtful - you can draw your conclusions. What Mr. Kaplan, a fine writer and tremendous scholar presents is a complete, albeit complex, picture. Couldn't put it down. Ditto for the first in this series, Imperial Grunts. I heard him explain his motivation in an interview: if he didn't write the story of these soldiers at this moment, in this time, no one would. I am grateful he did.


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