Search Results: "Catherine Whitney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1991

"In spite of its flaws, a generally restrained, well-written account of where the abortion debate stands now, with intimations of what may lie ahead."
Here, Whitney (Uncommon Lives: Gay Men and Straight Women, 1990) surveys the complex intermingling of law, science, and faith in the debate over abortion. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS IN JANUARY by Bret Baier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A focused and timely study of Eisenhower's significant speech and the sticky transition to JFK's inherited new world."
A sobering return to Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address, arriving just before our own moment of uncertain presidential transition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Burris's energy and experience aid in the overall effectiveness of this take on a defining topic of this decade of King, Gammage, Louima, and Diallo. (Author tour)"
Noted Oakland, Calif., civil rights attorney (and onetime prosecutor) Burris draws on his experience in the arena of police brutality suits to produce a passionately rendered, detailed work that, for all its timeliness and expertise, still seems in some crucial ways to be preaching to the choir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1999

"Oversweet at times, but thoughtful and well written."
Journalist Whitney (Whose Life? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2009

"A poignant memoir and consciousness-raiser, but not the clarion call that our veterans require."
Prolific ghostwriter Whitney takes her veteran brother's untimely death—alone at age 53 with just $62 in his bank account—as a starting point for this meditation on what it means to be a veteran in America. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1990

A lucid, compelling plea and program to solve relationship problems with the author's brand of unconventional wisdom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A well-written, heartening guide for the parent who needs help in handling anger."
Longtime director of Parent Guidance Workshops, Samalin here offers practical advice on coping with anger when dealing with children. Read full book review >

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FRAMING A LIFE by Geraldine Ferraro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"What we see in these pages is not only an expression of the will to endure hardships to benefit one's child, but also the foresight and humility to embrace a goal for that child which included living a different life than that of her parents. (Radio satellite tour)"
One autobiography is enough for most people, even successful politicians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"An inspiring memoir about the real power of courage and hope."
Sherrod sets the record straight on her forced resignation from the Department of Agriculture in 2010. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARTIST by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lightweight entry in a microtrend that has stronger entries. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
In a (slightly alternate) world where elemental powers are a ticket to fame and fortune, Aria's scarred hands and powerful fire control set her apart. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story intertwining loss and hope against a background of Japanese culture. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As Danny Kellerman prepares for his high school graduation, the absence of his loved ones pitches him into a dangerous tailspin. Read full book review >

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THE RIVALS by Daisy  Whitney
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Slick, but, like a student on Anderin, less impressive when the effect wears off. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Now president of the Mockingbirds, Themis Academy's underground justice society, Alex Patrick investigates a student prescription-drug ring. Read full book review >