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Title:
Great books for every book lover : 2002 great reading suggestions for the discriminating bibliophile
Author:
Craughwell, Thomas J., 1956-
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Black dog & Leventhall Publishers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
783 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579120443
Format :
Book

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Central Library Z1035.A1 C73 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Can't decide what to read? Imagine a list of the greatest books described in concise, insightful and witty profiles to browse in search of the next perfect read. 2002 Great Books for Every Book Lover offers all this and more, reviewing each book with the wit and wisdom of a seasoned book critic in this unique and useful reference that belongs in every bibliophile's library. * Readers will love the broad selection of titles, learning about famous authors and finding or recommending the next perfect read for themselves, friends and family--every type of book is covered. * Each of the 2002 book profiles, roughly one paragraph long, gives a short summary, historical context, information about the author, why the book was important and other recommended reads by the same author. * Indexes make it easy to find books by subject, title or author. A tear-off list gives readers a handy in-store reference and a check-off list helps track all the books they've read.


Author Notes

Thomas J. Craughwell is an author and problem solver. He traced the evolution of Manhattan urban legends ( Alligators in the Sewer ); sorted out fact from fiction in old wives tales ( Do Blue Bedsheets Bring Babies? ); identified the patron saints of bloggers, vegetarians and hangovers ( This Saint Will Change Your Life ); and resurrected a long-forgotten story from 1876, when a gang of hapless Irish immigrant counterfeiters tried to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln--and almost got away with it ( Stealing Lincoln's Body ). Tom lives in Bethel, Connecticut.


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Library Journal Review

This book was originally published from 1994 to 1997 as a series of one-year calendars. Those materials were reassembled and some new material added to make this book. The result is an annotated list of 2002 books, arranged in 70 subject areas such as "First-Class Fiction" and "Holiday Reading," with title and author indexes. As must be expected with such compilations, there will be disagreement about inclusions. Ogden Nash and John Keats are in, but Edward Lear and Percy Shelley are out. Henry Fielding's Tom Jones is not included with the "British Classics," but five novels by Charles Dickens are. The annotations are glib and sometimes not informative; one would not guess from the annotation that Mark Leyner's Et Tu, Babe (Vintage, 1993. reprint) is frequently scatological as well as hilarious. Both Good Reading (LJ 11/15/89) and The Reader's Adviser (1986) are more costly than this innocuous compilation, but they are much more comprehensive, better annotated, and of greater service to libraries.‘Peter A. Dollard, Alma Coll. Lib., Mt. Pleasant, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Table of Contents

Great Reading Suggestions for the Discriminating Bibiliophile
All-Star Sports Books American Classics
An Author You Should Know Beach Books
The Best Anthologies
The Best History Big (And Small) Business
The Book Is Always Better Than The Movie Books To Savor: Food & Wine British Classics
Children's Classics
Classics Of The Stage Epics Erotica
Exercise & Fitness
First-Class Fiction First Time Out For Young Readers
Fresh Ideas Fresh Translations Funny Folk
Gods & Heroes Grand Passions Great
Adventures Great Gossip Great Novellas Hard-Riding
Westerns High Culture In His/Her/Their Own Words Holiday Reading
Homes & Gardens In Style Light Entertainment Literary Lives
Little-Known History Living With Books A Masterpiece
You Might Have Missed Masters Of The Macabre Men At Arms
Mind & Body Mysterious Doings Notable Biographies Notorious Page Turners
Personal Finance Poets & Poetry Prize Winners Real-Life Disasters Rediscovered Classics
The Reference Shelf Royal Lives Sacred History Saints & Sinners (& Some Other Folks In Between) Shakespeare - In A Class By Himself Sci-Fi Classics Short Takes
Spiritual Classics Star Quality Sultry Romances
Thrillers Tough Guys Traveler's Tales True Crime Understanding Our World A Way With Words
Wise Guys Women Of Substance Words To Live By Working Stiffs Worlds Of Wonder
Index by Author
Index by Title

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