Search Results: "III de Milly"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY FATHER'S ARMS by III de Milly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"In an age where such tales have become so commonplace that they have lost some of their ability to shock, the raw power of de Milly's writing ensures that readers will long remember his disturbing story. (Author tour)"
One man's horrific memoir of sexual abuse at the hands of his all-American father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Consequently, he circles around and then disappointingly evades the critical question: If ethnic separatism threatens America, whose separatism is it anyway, and what do we do about it?"
A contradictory book of social and legal commentary that attempts to embrace so-called New America's increasingly multiracial character and deal with the author's lingering doubts about Americans' real capacity to live with our ethnic differences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1991

"Like Richard B. McAdoo's Eccentric Circles (p.34), which revealed an unexpected richness in RV travel, Scheer's zesty report points to an attractive alternative to the drudgery of car travel and the dizzying, impersonal hop from airport to airport. (Maps—not seen.)"
Author of several regional travel guides, Scheer, a radio disc jockey, spent six weeks traveling nearly 14,000 miles on Amtrak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORCHLIGHT by III Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The gripping undersea sequences offset the farfetched intrigues inside the Beltway, if only just barely."
A pair of ex-SEALs take on turncoats in the upper echelons of the US government, as well as a host of villainous foreigners, to bring an international arms trafficker to book: a diverting sea story from first-novelist Stevenson (whose forebears include the venturesome author of Treasure Island). Read full book review >

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AN ORIGINAL MAN by III Clegg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"In all, though, this is both an outstanding biography and an important contribution to the history of the Nation of Islam. (16 pages b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A meticulous, absorbing reconstruction of the life of the ``Messenger of Allah'' who led the Nation of Islam for more than four decades, until his death in 1975. Read full book review >

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THE OLD LIMEY by III Crocker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Silly, but not funny, and poorly plotted to boot."
A retired, reactionary British brigadier general searches L.A. for his missing goddaughter in this lugubrious would-be farce, a first novel from the author of Robert E. Lee on Leadership (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2006

"Many knowledgeable comments about art, music and publishing intertwined with religious commentary of the sort one expects from the spiritual-journey genre."
A journal kept by the scion of the famed publishing family records memories of his coming of age, his youthful conversion to Roman Catholicism and his evolving thoughts on family, art, music, literature and God. Read full book review >

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NIM AND THE WAR EFFORT by Milly Lee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 21, 1997

"All these details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America. (Picture book. 6+)"
The recycling of paper is not new, nor is racism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LANDED by Milly Lee
by Milly Lee, illustrated by Yangsook Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2006

"This testament to the pull of 'Gold Mountain' offers a bit of Chinese-American history in a handsome package. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-11)"
Drawing on the reminiscences of her father-in-law, Lee details 12-year-old Sun's emigration to San Francisco from China in 1915. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE by Milly Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2001

"A good way to introduce the youngest of readers to a calamitous event. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Early on the morning of April 18, 1906, an earthquake shook the city of San Francisco, collapsing buildings and igniting fires that raged for days. Read full book review >