Search Results: "Brad Meltzer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Unlike the previous installment (The Fifth Assassin, 2013), this one doesn't provide much in the way of exposition but instead throws you unceremoniously into the deep end. Fans will survive, but unwary newcomers had better watch their backs."
This third outing for the storied Culper Ring, sworn to protect the U.S. presidency, shows them doing what they do most: sniffing out conspiracies, falling for deceptions, and perpetuating that grandest of all American political institutions, the clueless double take. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO GAME by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"It all ends up as a series of efficiently managed chase sequences that'll leave you breathless for no reason that you'll remember the next day."
The fifth of Meltzer's paranoid fantasies about lowlifes in high places (The Millionaires, 2002, etc.) presses his irresistible formula to the breaking point. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH ASSASSIN by Brad Meltzer
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Although equipped with adequate back story to allow The Fifth Assassin to be enjoyed alone, smart readers will first dip into the series opener, The Inner Circle."
Beecher White returns as hero in Meltzer's (The Inner Circle, 2011, etc.) second installment of his conspiracy thriller surrounding the Culper Ring and a corrupt president. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF FATE by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"How successful will Meltzer's fumbling knockoff be? If the Masons sell half as well as Mary Magdalene and Opus Dei, expect follow-ups starring the ACLU, the Rotarians and the Mickey Mouse Club."
Trying his hand at a star-spangled version of The Da Vinci Code, Meltzer produces his biggest, dumbest book. Read full book review >

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I AM JACKIE ROBINSON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"A memorable life—a forgettable presentation. (photographs, timeline, sources, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
Baseball's No. 42 strikes out. Read full book review >

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HISTORY DECODED by Brad Meltzer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Slick and engaging but lightweight—a good impulse read for fans of secret histories."
From a prolific novelist and legal analyst, a bemused look at the hidden conspiracies threaded throughout American history—the companion volume to the History Channel show. Read full book review >

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I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Read full book review >

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I AM ROSA PARKS by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A barely serviceable introduction with far more child appeal than substance. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Following introductions to Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln, this third title in the set introduces an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Skip. (photographs) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ever-popular pioneering female pilot gets a breezy and very incomplete biography. Read full book review >

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I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Another pointless entry in a series intended to inspire more than inform. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The brilliant 20th-century scientist exhorts readers to keep asking questions. Read full book review >

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THE INNER CIRCLE by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Conspiracies make for good reading, and this book could turn skeptics into believers."
A fast-moving tale of murder, deception and intrigue linked to George Washington's Culper Ring and its espionage descendants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEROES FOR MY SON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An earnest if jumbled effort to point out character-building values. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Fifty-two portraits of real-world heroes, from that "troublemaker" Abe Lincoln to Miep Gies, the "lawbreaker" who hid Anne Frank and her family. Read full book review >