Books by Kieran Doherty

Released: May 15, 2007

"Doherty's well-told yarn reveals the impulses both noble and base underlying any colonial enterprise, but it's even more effective in showing the unsettling degree to which luck stirs human destinies."
Young-adult biographer Doherty (Ronald Reagan, 2005, etc.) recounts a fascinating saga of shipwreck and survival. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2000

"Not a recommended purchase. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Fur, gold, and land lured Europeans across the Atlantic to America decades ago. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Despite the author's wish to honor those who fought bravely, some readers will wonder what makes a person risk all for country, regardless of loved ones back home. (b&w photos, not seen, chapter notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
The most astounding information in this entry in the Collective Biographies series is not that there have been a total of 3,420 medals awarded as the ``nation's highest military honor'' for bravery (11 of whom are covered in this volume), but that only one woman, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, received one, in 1865. Read full book review >