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"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available.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 >

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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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SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLEU by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Another enjoyable entry in McRae's craft-centered series (Spin a Wicked Web, 2009, etc.). This time information about artisanal cheesemaking supplements the plausible mystery."
Eighteen years after her brother's death, an early-morning phone call brings Sophie Mae Reynolds back home to Colorado to investigate. Read full book review >

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SPIN A WICKED WEB by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"Interested fans can watch Sophie Mae's detecting expertise and her love life develop while absorbing all the information they could possibly want about the joys of spinning."
A police officer and a manipulative artist, both dead, provide a third challenge for sleuthing soapmaker Sophie Mae Reynolds (Heaven Preserve Us, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEAVEN PRESERVE US by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stubborn Sophie Mae's sophomore case provides her with more intriguing opportunities for sleuthing than her debut (Lye in Wait, 2007) ever did."
Is a case of death by botulism a terrible accident or murder? Read full book review >

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LYE IN WAIT by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"McRae's debut is mainly lather."
A soapmaker who finds a corpse in her workshop can't control her urge to investigate any better than she can control her inventory of oatmeal-milk bath salts. Read full book review >