Search Results: "Cal Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST by Cal Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"The text includes an awesomely self-congratulatory foreword from Rush Limbaugh. (First printing of 150,000; Conservative Book Club selection; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Short, acerbic takes on contemporary mores from a widely syndicated newspaper columnist who views the state of the union with considerable alarm. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A welcome invitation to civility and reason."
Two partisans offer a timely and useful analysis of America's polarized politics. Read full book review >

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HITMAKER by Tommy Mottola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Music lovers will be divided over whether they agree with Mottola and friends that those contributions were net positive, but business students will find his insiders' view valuable and his street smarts charming."
The former head of Sony Music Entertainment pens an earthy, self-congratulatory memoir of his rise to the top of the music industry during its most lucrative era. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST KWANZAA BOOK by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A supplementary purchase; both Chocolate's own Kwanzaa (1990) and Porter's Kwanzaa (1991) provide livelier coverage for beginners. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-8)"
A pedestrian introduction, including a child's narrative account of special activities plus definitions of special Swahili terms and the Seven Principles. Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEING HENRY DAVID by Cal Armistead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Hank wakes up in Penn Station, the only clue to his identity is the book he's clutching, Walden, so he adopts Henry David Thoreau's name and iconic work to guide him on his journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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HOTHEAD by Cal Ripken Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Ripken and Cowherd, like Conor and his Babe Ruth League Orioles, make a winning team. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Conor Sullivan's glove is "where base hits go to die," but his temper may be where his baseball dreams die. Read full book review >

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MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY by Larry King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"A genial little tome, short on substance but with personality to spare."
The legendary broadcaster on his eventful life and times, assisted by Esquire writer at large Fussman (After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >