Project Pendulum (Millennium Book)

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Twins become involved in an experiment in time travel.

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Grade 6-10 FDR's personality shines through in Devaney's biography. Roosevelt is portrayed as an optimistic man who welcomed each challenge, whether personal or political. While Devaney is obviously an admirer of FDR, he includes criticisms leveled at Roosevelt and does not gloss over the Lucy Rutherfurd affair. Franklin and Eleanor's relationship is displayed, warts and all. Devaney includes sufficient historical and political background to discuss the New Deal effectively without getting bogged down in detail. His is not an exposition on 20th-Century American history, but a vivid portrait of the man who shaped it. The book is rich with black-and-white photographs and is written in a readable style which adapts it to general use. Devaney's volume joins Jeffrey H. Hacker's Franklin D. Roosevelt (Watts, 1983) and Fred L. Israel's Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Chelsea House, 1985) as generally excellent overviews of FDR's life and career. Joseph Alsop's FDR, 1882-1945: a Centenary Remembrance (Viking, 1982) offers more depth as both a history and a personal memoir by a Roosevelt cousin. For those needing more information on the New Deal era itself, Don Lawson's FDR's New Deal (Crowell, 1979) deals effectively with the most famous period of FDR's life. Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, Kans.
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From Publishers Weekly:

This title in the Millennium series of illustrated SF is a striking time-travel story by much-honored Silverberg. Twins Eric and Sean Gabrielson, a paleontologist and a physicist, are chosen as the first human subjects of a secret Cal Tech experiment in 2016 that will transport them into the past and the future. As if on a pendulum, they are automatically shunted back and forth, at increasing distancesa few minutes, hours, years, centuries. . . . Their brief stays in other times produce vivid, dreamlike vignettes: encounters with their younger selves, with robots, Neanderthals, aliens and dinosaurs, each era with its own smell and taste. This imaginative story, suggesting much more than is stated in its brief length, is a deft evocation of Silverberg's theme of dislocation. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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