Search Results: "Al Franken"


BOOK REVIEW

AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE by Al Franken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"Here's how the sausage is made on Capitol Hill—and in Franken's case, made with a smile."
The nation's funniest senator speaks of the strange ways of government by "old white men." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

Five-time Emmy Award winner Franken (formerly of Saturday Night Live) becomes a political pundit with a vengeance—a vengeance directed against Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, and others of similar stripe, as well as fat old Rush. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH PROGRAMMING PLAYGROUND by Al  Sweigart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An impressive manual for achieving Scratch programming mastery and creating genuinely entertaining games. (Nonfiction. 8-adult)"
A Scratch guide that goes beyond basic games and into some instructional depth. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS by Al Czarnecki
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A constructive primer on being prepared."
Public-relations professional submits an all-business guide to managing crises. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"So consider buying the book, displaying it, and hoping for the best."
Senator Gore (Tennessee), who was known as the environmental candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination last time around, says here that he strayed from that concentration when pollsters steered him onto other issues—and that he now has redirected himself to saving the earth. Read full book review >

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Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE by Al Gore
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion."
A tour de force of Big Picture thinking in which the former vice president gets his inner wonk on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Roker's account will interest readers who previously knew nothing about the Galveston hurricane. However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."
Today weather anchor Roker (Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good, 2012, etc.) recounts the hurricane that leveled Galveston, Texas, during September 1900, killing an estimated 10,000 people.Read full book review >

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THEN WE'D BE HAPPY by Al  Riske
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A refreshingly unorthodox tale of the challenges facing modern, lower-middle-class 20-somethings."
In this brief novel, a group of young friends in California struggle to make ends meet and manage their loneliness. Read full book review >