Search Results: "Donald McRae"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TRIALS OF CLARENCE DARROW by Donald McRae
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A persuasive, thoroughly winning brief."
A vivid re-creation of the three trials that capped the career of America's most famous attorney. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"While the outcome is known from the beginning, the author's account of the experiments and research that preceded it and his focus on the participants make for a dramatic read."
When the South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant in 1967, his success dashed the hopes of three American cardiac surgeons. Read full book review >

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DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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HIP, HIP, HOORAY FOR ANNIE MCRAE! by Brad Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The lesson is clear, but it is unlikely that an eight-year-old would be able to learn it by herself overnight and what's with those suddenly inattentive grown-ups, anyway? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Annie McRae is used to everyone cheering when she does something good, until one day everyone is too busy to cheer and she finds that maybe she can be her own best cheerleader. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP by Bandy X.  Lee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"As with most anti-Trump books, this one will shore up the opinions of those already convinced of his lack of fitness for the job but won't change the minds of his supporters, the vast majority of whom won't read it."
Mental health professionals and others make the case that Donald Trump is mentally ill, dangerous, or both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"After travel to far places, McRae, a contributing editor for National Geographic Adventure gives his impressions time to mull and mold until they're properly digested and ready for the telling."
A top-drawer history of recent forays into the controversial and uncompromisingly wild Tsangpo Gorge of Tibet from traveler McRae (Continental Drifter, 1994). Read full book review >

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SHOTGUN MOON by K.C. McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"In a departure from her lighthearted crafting mysteries (Deadly Row to Hoe, 2012, etc.), McRae pens a darker story filled with repressed anger and sexual tension."
A woman with a past sees it come back to haunt her. Read full book review >

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WINED AND DIED by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"McRae's series has covered a wide range of craft projects. Her latest offers a tutorial on mead and a dash of soapmaking, all wrapped around a credible mystery."
A thrift-store bargain turns sinister for Washington State soapmaker Sophie Mae Ambrose and her police-detective husband Barr. Read full book review >

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DEADLY ROW TO HOE by Cricket McRae
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"McRae, whose home-crafting mysteries always offer tips in mastering some new area of domestic expertise, spices her juicy mystery with some intriguing veggie lore."
Murder and vegetables—what more could you ask? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1995

"20 foresight, his short-run scenarios for free enterprise's showcase venues are both thought- provoking and credible. (Illustrations)"
An English journalist's judicious, albeit limited, take on the shape of things to come over the next generation. Read full book review >