Search Results: "Frances FitzGerald"


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THE EVANGELICALS by Frances FitzGerald
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Overflowing with historical anecdote and contemporary reportage and essential to interpreting the current political and cultural landscape."
Another superb work by renowned but long-absent political journalist FitzGerald (Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth, 2002, etc.), this one centering on the roiling conflict among American brands of Christianity. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"Her insights are fascinating, sometimes amusing, often troubling and always stimulating."
The Pulitzer-prize-winning author (Fire in the Lake) turns a penetrating gaze on four recently evolved "communities" which, she contends, exemplify America's unique penchant for abandoning the culture of the mainstream to set up diverse, self-contained societies. Read full book review >

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AMERICA REVISED by Frances FitzGerald
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1979

"Vigorous and persuasive."
An intelligent, reflective examination of American history textbooks by an author (Fire in the Lake) of consuming curiosity and no crippling allegiances. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"A difficult subject, endowed with enough drama, irony, and political perception to match its importance."
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist FitzGerald (Cities on a Hill, 1986, etc.) mixes comprehensive detail and tart observation in this account of high-tech meeting high-touch—the promotion of the Strategic Defensive Initiative (SDI) by Ronald Reagan. Read full book review >

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FRANCES FITZGERALD
by Gregory McNamee

A century ago, if you had said that evangelical Christianity would one day emerge as a leading political force in America, you might have met incredulity or even ridicule. Such belief was widely seen as a throwback to the old days of snake handling and speaking in tongues. Didn’t Clarence Darrow prove definitively, after all, in a Tennessee courtroom that ...


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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Helen FitzGerald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Life for Abigail in Glasgow is presented as gritty, dark and hard, beautifully demonstrating Abigail's inner reserves of strength, but grafting the mind-control plot onto it turns the story into a generic paranoia thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A promising character study is derailed by a conspiracy-theory plot that comes out of nowhere. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST by John Fitzgerald
Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"A conversational novel, full of historical details, which struggles to find its narrative voice."
A group of high-school friends navigates the turbulent '60s and the decades that follow in this debut novel of small-town America. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE FLOWER by Penelope Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1997

"A historical novel that's touching, funny, unflinchingly tragic, and at the same time uncompromising in its accuracy, learning and detail: a book that brings its subject entirely alive, almost nothing seeming beyond its grasp."
The German poet Novalis (1772-1801) was really Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg and Fitzgerald (The Gates of Angels, 1992; Offshore, 1987, etc.) here re-creates him, his family, his doomed young lover Sophie von Kühn, and Sophie's huge family—not to mention the era all of them lived in—in the most human-sized and yet intellectually capacious narrative a reader could wish for. Read full book review >