Search Results: "David Callahan"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSING BRENDAN CALLAHAN by Susan Amessé
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"When Sarah turns to her mother for help, they find mutual respect as mother and daughter—and as writers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Aspiring writers, first kisses and mother-daughter conflicts are standard fare in teen novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIVERS by David Callahan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"An eye-opening view of a vast sector of the economy that lies in the shadows but has undue influence, for ill or good."
Intriguing look at the world of big-ticket philanthropy, which shows promise of surpassing much governmental social-service spending in the near future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"An intelligent, sober, nonmoralistic argument for mediating ethnic strife before killing fields result."
A skillful explanation of the explosion of conflicts within the last 30 years arising from religious, cultural, linguistic, and territorial differences—and of the policies the US can pursue to defuse these tinderboxes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"The atmosphere of unquestioned privilege will be comfortable to girls familiar with other series books, and the whole a pleasant, if predictable, read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a 21st-century version of a familiar story pattern, four 12-year-old Callahan cousins spend the summer at their grandmother's rambling New England seaside cottage, messing about in boats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Callahan is onto something, notably the insight that patriotism and libertarianism may be incompatible. However, he too obviously tries to market Old Left wine in new evangelical bottles to be persuasive."
Political activist Callahan (The Cheating Culture, 2004, etc.) urges progressives to recast their agenda in moral terms, the better to attract a theologically traditionalist electorate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STATE OF THE UNION by David Callahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 1997

"Cautionary, ineptly written Pentagon procedural weighed down by flabby characterizations, limp dialogue, and a pile of mangled corpses. (Film rights to MGM)"
Clunky Clancy-esque government insider tale of an attempted Washington coup d'etat and the brooding Green Beret who stops it, by a former US foreign-policy analyst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID KARP by Karen Latchana Kenney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Just another fabulously wealthy high school dropout role model. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Bland, standard-issue profile of a (now) 26-year-old Internet entrepreneur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief—for those who don't have to clean up after him—is nothing short of exhilarating. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This autobiographical (according to the author's note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp "No!" Read full book review >