Search Results: "Archie Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCHIE by Domenica More Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A tail-wagging delight for budding Coco Chanels everywhere. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The clothes make the dog in this nearly wordless, tongue-in-cheek homage to fashion and the power of creativity. Read full book review >

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THE MYTH OF THE STRONG LEADER by Archie Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A sure-handed historical review with an engaging viewpoint."
Brown (Emeritus, Politics/Oxford Univ.; The Rise and Fall of Communism, 2009, etc.) addresses an apparent paradox in attitudes about political leaders. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF COMMUNISM by Archie Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Historical writing and political analysis of the highest order."
Essential history of a multifaceted political movement that ended in tears in many places—but endures in many others. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE OF OUTLANDISH by Lynnette Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Offbeat, emotionally engaging, and authentic."
In Kraft's romance, two quirky 20-somethings embrace each other's weirdness. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE AND THE PIRATES by Marc Rosenthal
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Bound to be a family favorite oft repeated, this is one swell book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An utterly splendid bit of storytelling that acts like a cross between My Father's Dragon and Curious George, with a little Babar thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE TAKES FLIGHT by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid start to a new chapter-book series. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Archie Morningstar has been waiting for "eight years, eight months, and eight days" to ride along with his taxicab-driving father. But when the night finally arrives, the experience proves to be out of this world. Read full book review >

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Archie Wilson & The Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
Released: May 5, 2015

"Heartfelt, witty, and wonderfully original."
An accident brings a 10-year-old boy face to face with the infamous Loch Ness monster and lands him in the middle of a mystical battle for Scotland in this middle-grade novel from Cooper (Jason Steed: Royal Decree, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

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I DON'T BELIEVE IT, ARCHIE! by Andrew Norriss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"A winning American debut from this well-established winner of England's Whitbread Award. (Fiction.7-10)"
Some are born to mayhem (Ivy + Bean come to mind), some achieve mayhem (Dav Pilkey's George and Harold)—and then there's Archie. Whenever he walks out the door (usually on an errand for his long-suffering mother) mayhem awaits, ready to thrust itself upon him. Read full book review >