Books by Don Mitchell

THE LADY IS A SPY by Don Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A dry, dreary waste of a grand subject, well below the author's usual standard. (bibliography, endnotes, index, maps) (Biography. 12-15)"
The life and career of a tough, profane, cool-headed secret agent who worked for British and American intelligence in both hot and cold wars. Read full book review >
THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS by Don Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Essential. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A 50th-anniversary examination of the Mississippi murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner and their aftermath. Read full book review >
A Red Woman Was Crying by Don Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"A worthwhile read for aspiring ethnographers or readers interested in South Pacific culture."
This collection of short stories by anthropologist Mitchell provides a window into the culture of the Pacific Islands. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >
LIFTOFF by Don Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Illustrated with plenty of large black-and-white photos and punctuated with motivational quotes, this presents a simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies. (multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Written with the clearly stated intent of inspiring readers to enter public service, this profile presents Glenn's achievements, both on and off the planet, as the direct results of a lifelong commitment to larger causes. Read full book review >
THE NATURE NOTEBOOKS by Don Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2004

"Witty, intelligent activist-caper, with a thought-provoking narrative that doesn't get swamped in its own satire."
Trouble ensues when an environazi from the Left Coast hatches a plan to take down a mountain development—and seduces a few local women to help him pull it off. Read full book review >