Search Results: "Elinor Burkett"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A lively and perceptive look at life in parts of the world few Westerners will ever experience firsthand."
A sharp-eyed, intrepid journalist's account of her recent experiences living, teaching, and traveling in Muslim Central Asia and the Near East. Read full book review >

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GOLDA by Elinor Burkett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Enlightening but sobering, particularly when one wonders where Meir's utopian ideals went to."
Spirited biography of the Zionist activist and pioneering Israeli leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Crackling with energy, Burkett's report is a good dose of high school for those who have been away for a while—turbulent, unstable, and unpredictable, with a company of survivors cast as graduates."
The strange world of the American suburban high school, an incubator in which it is a marvel that any graduates hatch, snappily chronicled by Miami Herald journalist Burkett (The Right Women, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A carefully focused portrait that shows that all women may be sisters, but that even sisters have fundamental and legitimate differences."
A carefully researched and cool-headed study of the women of the political right, freed here from their image as meek followers of militant men. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Still, the enormous value of the questions Burkett raises about the American AIDS establishment more than makes up for her excessive venom. (First printing of 50,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Former Miami Herald reporter Burkett (coauthor of A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse, and the Catholic Church, 1993) flings accusations of greed, incompetence, and mendacity at virtually everyone who has had a part in the battle against AIDS in this immensely provocative overview of the epidemic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A disturbing report—and especially timely, with American bishops taking a higher profile to counteract abuse. (Photos—not seen)"
A hard-hitting investigation of what the authors term ``the greatest public relations fiasco the Catholic Church has faced in recent memory''—the recent explosion of pedophilia trials and lawsuits involving Catholic clergy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Self-serving in many ways, the book still has much to offer as an examination of how US politics really works. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An intriguing if predictable autobiography by one of the most powerful politicians to have emerged in the past decade, now host of a CBS-TV morning show. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Most everyone enjoys a joke, but few appreciate being tormented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hot and snazzy artwork carries this story of being more than just a little naughty. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"It didn't come cheap, but Fuchs has achieved a beautiful balance of humor and tragedy—all wrung from the same mess of real life."
Wry account of a once-alienated daughter who becomes ever more entwined with her mother as the older woman makes a memorable decline. Read full book review >