Search Results: "Harvey J. Kaye"


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THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS by Harvey J. Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A systematic, heady dose of American history by a frustrated, even outraged progressive thinker."
A spirited call to remember and act on the original progressive intent of Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms. Read full book review >

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THOMAS PAINE AND THE PROMISE OF AMERICA by Harvey J. Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"First-rate analysis of original American political thought that has survived deep ecclesiastical enmity."
How the essence and works of the American Revolution firebrand have been lionized, vilified, largely ignored and strangely reclaimed. Read full book review >

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INSIDE by Kenneth J. Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This moody, brooding portrait will leave readers chilled and profoundly moved."
Even after the prison doors have opened, family cycles of violence and revenge can keep a man in chains. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN THAT FORGOT HOW TO BREATHE by Kenneth J. Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Harvey appears to lose interest in his own premise, and no wonder; the secrets of the deep are far more sexy than patients on respirators."
Canadian author Harvey's first U.S. publication is a messy disaster novel. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"That kind of telling detail may inspire some readers to seek out more information on their own. (b&w photos, maps, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
This entry in the Issues in Focus series falls somewhat short and is sure to disappoint readers looking for real information on a notably complex subject. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS by Judith Kaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; index. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the Pioneers in Health and Medicine series, a useful replacement for Lillie Patterson's Sure Hands, Strong Heart (1981) and other out-of-print biographies that Kaye lists ``For Further Reading.'' Credited with the first successful heart operation (in 1893; the patient lived another 50 years), the African-American surgeon (1856-1931) was also a gifted teacher, founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital (open to all), and an important force in opening the medical profession to black nurses and physicians. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1996

"Still, Sherlockians left unsatisfied by Kaye's anthology The Game is Afoot (1994) will be glad to have the Adventures of the Amateur Mendicant Society, the Red Leech, the Giant Rat of Sumatra, and, of course, the Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant."
A tricky concept: a series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches based on titles of cases referred to in passing by Dr. Watson, each supposedly fleshed out by a different prominent author. Read full book review >

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CHARMS FOR THE EASY LIFE by Kaye Gibbons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"In other words, boring and self-righteous."
Gibbons's fourth novel, inspired by WPA oral histories, lacks the subtlety and charm of her previous books (A Cure for Dreams, A Virtuous Woman, Ellen Foster). Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Marvin Kaye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"Kaye would've provided a real service for consumers by labeling this farrago of 15 stories The Contortions of Sherlock Holmes."
Interested historians may someday trace Sherlock Holmes's shift from exemplary detective to all-purpose cultural icon to Kaye's third anthology of Sherlockiana (The Resurrected Holmes, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >