Search Results: "Charles J. Hanley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"A wrenching story. No one who reads it will question again why Korea is never evoked when our nation's military past is put on display."
A wartime slaughter just waiting to happen, and then did—costing hundreds of innocent civilian lives—is unspooled here in all its misery, by the investigative AP reporters who won a Pulitzer for breaking the story. Read full book review >

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THE SEER AND THE SWORD by Victoria Hanley
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 15, 2000

"Nonetheless, an impressive debut. (Fiction. 11+)"
A well-crafted fantasy grapples with the ambiguities of violence. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF THE ORACLE by Victoria Hanley
Released: May 10, 2005

"Too little suspense, depth, or wonder, and far too much teen soap opera, make this misfire eminently skippable. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Stock characterization and puerile romance dull a promising fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A tired argument for Tea Partiers and fans of conservative talk radio."
Curmudgeonly screed that simply echoes rhetoric all too familiar in today's political dialogue. Read full book review >

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AND SO IT GOES by Charles J. Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Indeed, Vonnegut emerges as irascible, ungenerous and usually unkind, 'flinty, defensive, and sarcastic,' which will surely disappoint admirers who wanted him to be something better."
The life of a once-lionized writer who is gradually, it seems, being forgotten today. Read full book review >

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HOW THE RIGHT LOST ITS MIND by Charles J. Sykes
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A courageous book destined to make Sykes a target among many of the worst elements that he eviscerates, which will, sadly, just confirm the strength of his thesis."
A "contrarian conservative" tries to come to grips with what his side of the political aisle has become, and he loathes much of what he sees. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE HOMICIDE by Charles J. Hynes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2007

"A compelling morality tale occasionally bogged down by an excess of detail."
Police corruption forms the backdrop for personal tragedy in this fiction debut, introduced in the prologue as a "mostly true" story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1995

"Parents and visionary educators, if not educrats, should sit up and take notice. (Author tour)"
A scathing critique that grabs America's educational establishment by the scruff of the neck and shakes it until its trendy goals of building self-esteem, clarifying values, and evaluating feelings rattle hollowly where the three Rs ought to be. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Prior knowledge of both works is not absolutely necessary, thanks to an absorbing and easy narrative style; still, readers may not pick this up unless they already have an interest in Lee's life. (black-and-white photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. YA)"
The life of one of literature's greatest one-hit wonders is presented for young readers in an adapted version of the author's Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (2006). Read full book review >

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THE END OF PRIVACY by Charles J. Sykes
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While Sykes's reach is wider than it is deep, he poses the questions that we must address if we are to prevent a continued erosion of personal privacy."
In a famous phrase, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once observed that, at least with respect to the government, the right to privacy gave citizens "the right to be let alone." That right is being eroded, says journalist Sykes (Dumbing Down Our Kids, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

In an alternately provocative and cranky jeremiad on the decline of individual responsibility, Sykes (The Hollow Men, 1990) sounds like a latter-day Walt Whitman—except that he hears America whining, not singing. Read full book review >