Search Results: "Glenn T. Eskew"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY MERCER by Glenn T. Eskew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"An important subject that deserves a more accessible treatment."
A painstakingly researched biography of Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), one of the great songwriters of the classic era of American popular music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A deftly balanced memoir, depicting both grand-scale breakthroughs, and one grateful citizen-scientist's immersion in the tumultuous postwar geopolitical landscape."
An engaging if technically dense memoir by a pioneer of the nuclear age. 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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I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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YES SHE CAN! by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 4, 2011

"Never patronizing, he captures both grit and glory in a fast-paced package that goes down easy even as it inspires. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
In sports, just as in every other endeavor, women have had to struggle to be accepted, let alone recognized—same as it ever was. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"His fans will find the characters falling into familiar types, and though at its best the poetry is exciting, some superficial, indifferent adults and the imminent crushing of so many hoop dreams give the story a bitter, discouraging cast. (Fiction/poetry. 12-15)"
Basketball dreams shatter when a high-school team bus goes out of control on an icy road in this latest novel-in-poems from Glenn (The Taking of Room 114, p. 222, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Good for newcomers seeking insight into contemporary foreign policy."
Journalistic account of Condoleezza Rice's tenure as Secretary of State from a veteran reporter who covered it for the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Baseball diehards and historians, and of course Red Sox fans, will find much of interest in this paean to one of sport's most famous venues."
A comprehensive look at the first season played by the Boston Red Sox in their new home, the legendary Fenway Park. Read full book review >

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BACK TO YOU by Priscilla Glenn
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"Romance fans will devour this standout story."
First love between two unlikely teenagers comes full circle in this second-chance, friends-to-lovers debut from Glenn. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF DECEMBER'S GHOST by Glenn Rutland
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A madcap YA adventure full of snark and imagination."
Rutland (The Search for the Kinzu Treasure, 2010) mixes adventure, tall tales, exotic alien planets, and one awesome summer camp in this romp of a YA novel.Read full book review >