Search Results: "Glenn Garvin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A partisan but restrained account; we are unlikely to see a better one."
A journalist's excellent history of the Nicaraguan civil war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"No honest history of the Cuban revolution and its relation to American foreign policy can be written without reference to works such as this."
A fiery prison memoir extolling the virtues of rebellion against oppression, against any odds, and no matter what the cost. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1998

"An intelligent and welcome addition to a somewhat overloaded shelf."
A retired FBI field commander reports on his quarter-century with the bureau. Read full book review >

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SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Overall, a welcome mirror for gender-fluid teens and a helpful introduction for others. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Riley Cavanaugh, whose father is a prominent politician in a conservative Southern California county, navigates being gender fluid and experiencing panic attacks. Read full book review >

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PENNY LEE AND HER TV by Glenn McCoy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Put it on your schedule—it could be good for a few minutes of prime-time reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The object of McCoy's barbed humor is a bit moldy by this date, but his wiry hero and addled heroine make this worth one last go-round. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANOV CONSPIRACY by Glenn Meade
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawed book, but one that has its moments."
The fate of Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, is at the heart of this cross-continental tale of espionage, infatuation, martyrdom, massacre and archaeology. Did the Bolsheviks kill her along with the rest of her family, as history tells us, or did she escape? Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE BABE by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Baseball history is full of hoary legends. Stout deftly challenges one of the game's biggest."
Separating myth from truth in the most infamous trade in baseball history. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 1997

"An arresting, if undeveloped, premise cements a gallery of recognizable high-school seniors fretting about—or blowing off—their pasts and futures. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A veteran high-school teacher cracks, holding his class at gunpoint on the last day of school in this drama-in-poetry from Glenn (Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >