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Sobre l'autor

Marc Aronson edits and publishes young adult fiction for Candlewick Press. He lives with his wife and son in Maplewood, New Jersey

Inclou aquests noms: Marc Aronson, Marc ed. Aronson

Obres de Marc Aronson

The Skull in the Rock (2012) 109 exemplars
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court (2011) — Editor; Col·laborador — 107 exemplars

Obres associades

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 764 exemplars
Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (2007) — Autor, algunes edicions188 exemplars
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Aronson, Marc Henry
Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
New York University (Ph.D, American History)
public speaker
Budhos, Marina (wife)
Biografia breu
Marc Aronson earned his doctorate in American HIstory at NYU and has made his career as an award-winning editor and author. He teaches in the MLIS program and Rutgers University and frequently speaks in schools around the country. [adapted from The Skull in the Rock (2012)]



I was very surprised at the author's ability to deal with some heavy historical realities gracefully and without throwing blame at just one group of people. He deftly placed Sir Walter in a historical context that did not excuse him or his peers from their incredibly violent treatment of other people, but it did allow him to be a sympathetic character with a cultural context that allowed for the decisions made to massacre the Irish or try to steal gold from the Native people of South America. Very well constructed and written.… (més)
mslibrarynerd | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |
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I am thoroughly enjoying this book. I like the concept that Manhattan can be described both geographically and chronologically and that has cemented the information in my brain. Aronson is a great writer and populates this book with tons of pictures that really help. Anyone interested in the history of this area will love this book.
book58lover | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | May 14, 2023 |
I just finished reading Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos. I read it over a day and a half. The reviews were almost overwhelming glowing. Notwithstanding I give this book a "three." First, the quibbles.

I read Sugar Changed the World with interest, since I am a history buff. I did find it readable, enjoyable and informative. The book leaves more than a few unanswered questions. First, the discussion about Hawaii does not mention one of the most important and damning facts; that sugar growers toppled the formerly independent monarchy and replaced it with the bogus Republic of Hawaii. The latter "invited" annexation.Recently, Abigail Kawananakoa, Hawaiian princess and last heir to the Hawaiian throne, died at 96, see Abigail Kawananakoa, Hawaiian princess, dies at 96.

Another is a question for academic debate. Weren't the people from the slave source countries in Africa and India pretty miserable already? After all, there has been no widespread kidnapping of U.S. citizens for slave purposes.

This is more of a fact-checking issue. The book stated that India was the first breakaway from Britain since the U.S. had gained independence. That omits Canada, Australia, Ireland and I believe New Zealand. Granted, Canada my have been more "exclaved", to coin a word, that broken away on its own, since Britain had no wish to be embroiled in the U.S. Civil War. These are quibbles, but do somewhat detract from the book for serious, informed readers.
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JBGUSA | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Jan 2, 2023 |



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