Search Results: "Alfred W. McCoy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Sobering reading for geopolitics mavens and Risk aficionados alike, offering no likely path beyond decline and fall."
If you're American and want to rule the world, get to work immediately. By McCoy's (History/Univ. of Wisconsin; Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, 2009, etc.) reckoning, you've only got a few years left. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"McCoy exposes basic hypocrisy in American policymaking, and demonstrates that, as long as powerful government bureaucracies work at cross-purposes, America's drug problem will not be easily solved."
A greatly revised and expanded edition of McCoy's Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (1972—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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PENNY LEE AND HER TV by Glenn McCoy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Put it on your schedule—it could be good for a few minutes of prime-time reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The object of McCoy's barbed humor is a bit moldy by this date, but his wiry hero and addled heroine make this worth one last go-round. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"An unconvincing muddle."
McCoy's fourth (after Divining Blood, 1992, etc.) strains every literary nerve and muscle to make significant the story of a teenager who finally learns why her mother is in prison for murder. Read full book review >

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NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD by Horace McCoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Probably the talented McCoy's worst book."
The often underrated Horace McCoy, whose classic "hard-boiled" fiction includes Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, came a cropper with this hyperbolic and preachy 1937 novel about a tough-guy crusading journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A plainspoken, handy volume for anyone looking for love but daunted by dating."
A self-help guide explores how to find the right partner for a long-term relationship, regardless of age, persuasion, or circumstance. Read full book review >

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SCURVY GOONDA by Chris McCoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A delight for fans of Jodi Lynn Anderson's unjustly obscure May Bird and the Ever After (2005) and like flights. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
McSweeney's writer McCoy leverages a loony premise into a surreal and uncommonly messy debut for young readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"A straightforward bio of Le Grand Bob, and a glimpse into the world of cool cellars and fretful sellers."
How the wine industry came to cater to a very particular Nosy Parker. Read full book review >

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KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE by Horace McCoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aficionados of hard-boiled fiction who think that Hammett, Cain, and Jim Thompson set the standard ought to take a look at Horace McCoy."
This once-famous noir novel (by the author of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) was originally published in 1948 and inspired an excellent (and long neglected) James Cagney film. Read full book review >