Joyce Milton From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our fortieth president.
Joyce Milton For the first time, Joyce Milton gives us the dual biography of the wonder couple, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their love prevailed against a horrifying kidnapping and murder splashed throughout the media, their careers, and even the criticism they underwent following their involvement in the America First movement as the United States entered World War II. With new information presented about their son’s kidnapper, Bruno Hauptmann, and Charlie’s own role in the case, Milton gives her readers a lot to think about. Thoroughly researched, Milton exposes a new understanding of and view into the personalities and lives of Charles, Anne, and the time they lived in.
“Engrossing . . . It is nearly impossible to imagine that any [other book about the Lindberghs] could match the horsepower, top speed or rate of climb displayed in [Loss of Eden].” —David C. Lee, Houston Chronicle
“Riveting . . . Milton’s skillful new biography . . . succeeds in clearing up just about every conundrum in the life of this celebrated pioneer and his fabulously wealthy wife and co-pilot.” —Daniel Harris, Newsday
“Admirably researched . . . [Milton] tells the story well, and movingly, and she obviously has uncovered a great deal of new material. She writes with vigor, and keeps the psychologizing to a minimum.” —Peter Kurth, The Washington Post Book World
“Compelling . . . [Milton] is best as describing the haven Lindbergh tried to create for himself in the one enduring relationship of his life, his marriage to Anne Morrow.” —Ellen Chesler, The New York Times Book Review
“[Milton’s] narrative is absolutely riveting as she details the heartbreaking search, the press and public’s emotional, intrusive reaction, and the arrest and trial of the alleged kidnapper.” —Linda Barrett Osborne, USA Today
Joyce Milton is the author of Loss of Eden: A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh,The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin, The Rosenberg File (with Ronald Radosh), and Vicki (with Anne Bardash).
Joyce Milton, Shelly Hehenberger & Avery Briggs More than 200 years ago, explorers went on a journey to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of a young American Indian girl, the trip was a success. Her name was Sacajawea.
Joyce Milton & Shelly Hehenberger Pocahontas is famous for saving the life of Captain John Smith, the man she loved. At least that’s what legend tells us. Now read the true story of this Native American princess.
Joyce Milton Illus. in full color. "Milton understands what kids like about whales, and packs a considerable amount of information into the book. This easy-reader leaps with appeal."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
Joyce Milton Charlie Chaplin made an amazing seventy-one films by the time he was only thirty-three years old. He was known not only as the world’s first international movie star, but as a comedian, a film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the last. In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character—the Tramp, the Little Fellow—was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time. Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.
“Tramp is the best Hollywood biography I have ever read; beautifully written, painstakingly researched, unblinkingly shrewd in pursuit of Chaplin’s labyrinthine personality, and an analysis of the comedic art that is itself funny—a literary accomplishment even rarer than sexy sex scenes.” —Washington Times
“Substantial . . . [A] well-researched, evenhanded portrait of a troubled entertainment genius . . . Milton’s clear rendering of one of the first film superstars, and of the fickle public scrutiny that followed him, doubles . . . as a sweeping look at the first half of the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly
“[A] masterful portrait of the artist as a swine . . . Milton presents a complex, insightful portrait of a man in whom genius and iniquity were inseparably combined.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Fair, balanced, and highly readable . . . Milton has provided . . . a more complete view of [Chaplin’s] time in America than any previous biographer.” —Chicago Tribune
“Compelling and provocative . . . The beam of limelight that Milton shines on Chaplin exposes much.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer Joyce Milton is the author of Loss of Eden: A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh,The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin, The Rosenberg File (with Ronald Radosh), and Vicki (with Anne Bardash).
Joyce Milton Did you know that bats are not blind? That the smallest bat is the size of a bee? That bats won't really fly into your hair? Kids will learn all this and more in this exciting book about one of nature's most misunderstood creatures.
Joyce Milton, Pete Mueller & Avery Briggs Bzzz! Learn all about the life cycle of honeybees, how they make honey, and more. With fun bee facts and bright, realistic artwork, this Station Stop 2 easy reader will fly off bookshelves!
Joyce Milton In 1998, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the most admired woman in America while also becoming the most visibly wronged wife in the world. Standing by her husband, President Bill Clinton, as she and the nation learned the truth behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the First Lady assumed two roles--dutiful spouse and passionate defense attorney--which she had played on numerous occasions during the course of their tumultuous yet politically unified relationship.
Now esteemed biographer and journalist Joyce Milton examines this formidable, fascinating woman, giving probing insight into the First Lady's character, her values and her career. In The First Partner, Milton goes behind the scenes at the Clinton White House and explores the First Lady's involvement in Travelgate, Filegate, the Health Care Task Force fiasco and fund-raising for the 1996 presidential campaign, showing how these controversies grew out of the tensions in her political partnership with Bill Clinton. Milton also describes how Mrs. Clinton's defensive reactions to her husband's chronic infidelities have often misfired and have sometimes enabled his bad behavior. She examines the differing psychologies of the President and First Lady, yet shows that when faced with political accusations, they take a similar approach of telling only as much of the truth as is necessary--a reaction that has increasingly gotten them into trouble.
Meticulously reported and researched, The First Partner offers keen new understanding of this complex woman who has infuriated and confounded as many people as she has inspired.
Joyce Milton, Susan Swan & Leslie Bellair Did you know that some mummies have glass eyes, and some have wings? And that there are cat mummies and bird mummies? And that some people ate powdered mummy? This book has a lot of amazing mummy facts!
Joyce Milton Illus. in full color. A fascinating introduction to the world of wolves, one of nature's most enduring and misunderstood creatures. Wolf-pack behavior, body language, and the meaning of howls are all demystified in this natural history.
From tigers to cougars and leopards to lions, this book is a great introduction to big cats. Topics discussed include hunting techniques, sleeping habits, color patterns, and the importance of preserving the cats' habitats.
Joyce Milton & Christopher Santoro Bears are curious, and so are kids! In this sweet Step into Reading, kids can follow a mother bear and her two cubs from winter hibernation to summer sun through an entire year. Kids will learn simple bear facts in this engaging, kid-friendly story that will appeal to even the youngest of animal lovers.
Joyce Milton & Michael J Doolittle Did you know that monster dump trucks are so tall that drivers have to use ladders just to get to their seats? Or that cherry picker trucks don't pick cherries? Through easy-to-read text and realistic art, young truck enthusiasts will discover everything they ever wanted to know about their favorite mode of transportation.
Joyce Milton The amazing story behind the greatest newspapermen to ever live—Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst—lies primarily hidden with their reporters who were in the field. They risked their lives in Cuba as the country grappled for independence simply to “get the story” and write what were not always the most accurate accounts, but were definitely the best—anything to sell papers. Reporters like Harry Scovel, Stephen Crane, Cora Taylor, Richard Harding Davis, and James Creelman, among others, put themselves in danger every day just for the news.
The Yellow Kids is an adventure story packed with engaging characters, witticisms, humor, and adversity, to reveal that the “yellow” found in journalism was often an extra ingredient applied by editors and publishers in New York.
“Engaging . . . entertaining . . . rich in eccentric characters and pointed anecdotes, all handled with much humor.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Exuberant . . . a remarkable evocation of this baroque chapter of American journalism.” —Harrison Salisbury, The Washington Post Book World
“A spirited account of a time in American journalism that was—difficult as this is for us to believe—wilder than our own.” —Mitchell Stephens, Newsday
“Luminous . . . a fascinating account of the coverage of late 19th century Cuba by a host of lively and frequently inventive correspondents.” —Robert Cromie, Chicago Tribune
“[A] delightful history . . . lively, well-researched, informative and, best of all, fun to read . . . told in a sparkling manner that lifts it out of the dusty archives of old newspapers and library stacks and makes it as exciting as the best thriller.” —Ed Hutshing, San Diego Union Joyce Milton is the author of Loss of Eden: A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh,The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin, The Rosenberg File (with Ronald Radosh), and Vicki (with Anne Bardash).