Search Results: "David Beasley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Missing here is the firm hand of an editor that might have shaped a verbose and rather shapeless narrative into a compelling story, for the facts of the matter deserve a better telling."
A story of racism, injustice, corruption and greed run rampant in 1930s Georgia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disappointingly bland memoir lacking the effervescence that put Coke on the map."
The highs and lows of America's favorite soda from an upper-level executive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A concise book that shines a light on some largely forgotten history."
A series of fascinating footnotes to the story of American communism, civil rights, and Richard Wright. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE & BLUE by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses and blessings—and what it means to be a hero. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Two friends, both seemingly cursed, join forces to alter their destinies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Uneven but humane and informative."
Former American Scholar editor and award-winning poet Beasley's debut memoir is a fascinating—though at times disjointed—account of living with severe allergies. Read full book review >

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FLY LIKE AN EAGLE by Barbara Beasley Murphy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1994

"Falcons) back home, is reminiscent of Ron Koertge's and Randy Powell's books, by turns funny and compelling. (Fiction. 12+)"
Third in a series about N.Y.C. teenager and aspiring actor Horace (``Ace'') Read full book review >

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GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Still, the tale of Gertie and her grab for greatness is a rich and enjoyable read, and children will relate to her heartfelt emotions. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A can-do attitude, loyal friends, and a foolproof plan prove insufficient when a seat-stealing new girl swooshes in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A disheartening look at the hazards to health we all face, and an urgent appeal to the medical community—and to the individual—to take action to deal with this sea of troubles."
An argument for a systems-approach to health that looks at ``the full spectrum of ills that are afflicting our planet, from the destruction of the seas and rain forests to the compromising of the human immune system.'' Beasley is director of Bard College Center's Institute of Health Policy and Practice. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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