Search Results: "Gary J. Cross"


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BURIED WITH HONOR by Gary J. Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Amateurish writing issues abound, but a ghoulishly fun thriller nonetheless."
An American contractor in Iraq hatches a scheme to grab a cache of cash uncovered at an old Ba'aht hideout before the Army can get the money back to the States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Historical precedents shed timely light on ways 'to keep a bright line between empire and humanity.'"
Cogent, reasoned analysis of 19th-century humanitarian intervention, especially as practiced in Victorian Britain. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A deeply incisive lesson for today's leaders and electorate."
A thoroughgoing, long-overdue excoriation of the actors behind the humanitarian crisis that propelled the creation of Bangladesh. Read full book review >

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BOSHBLOBBERBOSH by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Kelley's imposing paintings are masterful in the technique, comic in the approach, capturing a bit of the nonsense in Lear's writing, but focusing more on his life. (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Lewis (Doodle Dandies, p. 896, etc.) turns his admiration for Edward Lear into inspiration for a collection of biographical poems about his literary hero. Read full book review >

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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross
Released: April 10, 2012

"Clever fun. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >