Search Results: "David M. Kennedy"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A valuable text—not just for the solution, but also for the refreshing philosophy behind it."
An unlikely criminal-justice pioneer revisits his innovative, immensely successful crusade against youth homicide in America's worst neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

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MAKE THINGS FLY by Dorothy M. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although so many of the pieces are available in other volumes, the wind's ways form a benevolent umbrella under which to collect them anew. (indexes) (Poetry. 7-11)"
``I wonder if a little breeze,/too small to play upon the trees,/can play on spider webs?'' asks Aileen Fisher, in a typically short poem in this collection on the subject of the wind. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Index. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Teachers who know it all, mealtimes with Chicken Surprise, recess, ``propper'' English—all are trotted out, spoofed, or pummeled in this worthy anthology. Read full book review >

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TALKING LIKE THE RAIN by X. J. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Poetry. 3-10)"
More like a ``second'' than a ``first book of poems,'' this large, generously illustrated volume will serve children from preschool through much of their elementary years. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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OF DICE AND MEN by David M. Ewalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A serviceable history of Dungeons & Dragons coupled with an insightful look at the game's allure."
A child of the polyhedral dice returns to the fantasy game of his youth in a reverential history of the innovative pastime that has launched billions of role-playing adventures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1992

"By bringing solid scholarship to the pioneering efforts of Bud Hopkins and the hot prose of Whitley Strieber, this marks the next stage in UFO abduction research—and is just as likely to fly off the supermarket bookracks."
Next time you glance at your watch and find a few minutes missing, better rush to your local hypnotist—you, too, might have been unwittingly kidnapped by a UFO. Read full book review >

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HENRY FRIENDLY, GREATEST JUDGE OF HIS ERA by David M. Dorsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"A dense and lawyerly but sometimes illuminating biography."
The improbable making of a brilliant jurist. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Like its subject: not for everyone, but a model of its kind."
Everything you always wanted to know about man's closest friend. Read full book review >

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WRITE ME A LETTER by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not as amusing or original as Angels, and the relentlessly peppy tone and wisecracks will lose readers fast."
Determinedly offbeat second hardcover adventure (Angels in Heaven, 1992) for geekishly tall San Fernanado Valley p.i. Read full book review >