Search Results: "Greg Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A gripping page-turner that thrills like fiction."
The story of desperate East Germans crossing over, digging under, and crashing through the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 1995

"Eloquent, somber, and immensely thought-provoking. (Book-of- the-Month Club/History Book Club featured alternates)"
Noted authors Lifton (Protean Self, 1993, etc.) and Mitchell (The Campaign of the Century, 1992) ``explore what happened to America as a consequence of Hiroshimaboth the bomb's existence in the world, and our having used it.'' In a painstaking and painful psycho-historical analysis, the authors are concerned with examining the motivations of those who made the decisions, particularly Truman, and the effects of that decision on Truman and on the development of subsequent US policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"A lucid chronology of error, worthy of shelving alongside the best of the Iraq books to date."
As Keith Olbermann reminds us every weeknight, it's been some 1,750 days and counting since George Bush crowed, "Mission accomplished!" Editor & Publisher editor Mitchell further rubs Bush's nose in it, and commemorates other erroneous nabobs as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Revealing in details, but superficial in analyzing how Douglas, like later liberal Michael Dukakis, was so vulnerable to conservatives' media manipulation. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
As he did in The Campaign of the Century (1992), about Upton Sinclair's 1934 California gubernatorial campaign, Mitchell here explores a legendary forerunner of modern mass-media elections: the 1950 Senate contest between Richard Nixon and Helen Gahagan Douglas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"An entertaining chronicle of the consummation of the unholy alliance of Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A colorful account of California's 1934 gubernatorial race, a forerunner of today's high-decibel, high-tech electioneering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Convincing and impassioned without being maudlin."
Though they tread familiar ground while observing the impact of state-sanctioned violence on society, the co-authors of Hiroshima in America (1995) have nonetheless written a compelling censure of capital punishment in America. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A smooth union of words and art to illustrate an important message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One day Bear finds a small box, "the greatest thing ever," and sets out to give it to Mouse, certain he will love it. Read full book review >