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About the Author

Catherine Reef received a degree in English from Washington State University. She began her career as a writer at Washington State, where she created brochures for the College of Pharmacy and developed the university's first research magazine. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for mostrar mais young people. She has received several awards including the Joan G. Sugarman Children's Book Award for Walt Whitman in 1996, the Sydney Taylor Award for Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind in 2002, and a Golden Kite Honor Award for Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Catherine Reef

Jane Austen: A Life Revealed (2011) 104 exemplares
e. e. cummings: a poet's life (2006) 84 exemplares
Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life (2014) 76 exemplares
Walt Whitman (1995) 75 exemplares
Victoria: Portrait of a Queen (2017) 61 exemplares
Noah Webster: Man of Many Words (2015) 59 exemplares
Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life (2009) 52 exemplares
John Steinbeck (1996) 37 exemplares
The Buffalo Soldiers (1993) 17 exemplares
Working in America (2000) 10 exemplares
Ellis Island (1991) 9 exemplares
Civil War Soldiers (1997) 9 exemplares
Benjamin Davis, Jr. (1997) 7 exemplares
The Supreme Court (1994) 6 exemplares
Monticello (1991) 5 exemplares
Gettysburg (1992) 3 exemplares
Mount Vernon (1992) 3 exemplares
The Lincoln Memorial (1994) 3 exemplares
Washington, D.C. (1990) 3 exemplares
Childhood in America (2002) 2 exemplares
Arlington National Cemetery (1991) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Note: I received an ARC from the publisher.
fernandie | 2 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2022 |
By sheer coincidence, I read The Bronte Sisters immediately after Dorothy Sayers's Are Women Human? and found many threads of connection between Sayers's and Charlotte Bronte's insistence that women (and their work) should, indeed must, be considered as human first and foremost. Charlotte and her sisters struggled much more than Sayers did against the attitudes that would confine women to a narrow scope of endeavour defined by men, but the attitudes are still recognizable even now. Sayers, writing around 1940, is approximately halfway between the Brontes and the present, so it's interesting to see social attitudes sampled at 80-year intervals ... interesting to see what has changed, and appalling to see how much has stayed the same.

Also, this biography was well-written, enjoyable to read, well-illustrated, and informative. I feel that I know the Brontes much better and after a thorough introduction to their entire work, I'd like to read some of the books I have yet to encounter.
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muumi | 12 outras críticas | Dec 12, 2021 |
This comprehensive and informational biography details Nightingale’s life as she brushes aside her days of privilege to work tirelessly on transforming war hospitals from gruesome wards to places of cleanliness, relief, and hope. Source Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index.
NCSS | 1 outra crítica | Jul 23, 2021 |
This informational text skillfully stitches together primary sources and historical evidence to create a comprehensive, well-written biography of the opinionated, determined, writer, patriot, and dictionary author, Noah Webster. Endnotes, Bibliography, Webster’s Works, Index.
NCSS | 2 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2021 |



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