Search Results: "James Bradley"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHAVING BRADLEY by Perry Nodelman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"In Brad's unrealistic world, he seems to count himself as the only one with any redeeming qualities—no wonder he's miserable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Self-pitying, Holden Caulfield—wannabe Bradley Gold narrates Nodelman's tale of much ado about nothing. Read full book review >

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BRADLEY MCGOGG by Tim Beiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"An amusing tale, indeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picky eating has rarely been so lauded as it is in this tale of a delicate amphibian diet. Read full book review >

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BRADLEY AND THE BILLBOARD by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1998

"Bradley's first inseam measurement and his first shoot—further buttress the humor in this entertaining read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fast-moving tale, Farrell (Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, 1995, etc.) presents a look at the stereotypes of models, fame, and vanity; refreshingly, the perspective is a boy's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Raison d'être, II by bradley james
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A collection that's repetitive and vague at times, but bolstered by vivid imagery and compelling invitations to contemplation."
An imaginative, atmospheric follow-up to James' poetry collection Raison d'etre, I (2014). Read full book review >

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RAISON D'ETRE, I by bradley james
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A free-form, often thought-provoking verse confessional in the tradition of Leaves of Grass. "
An epic, multipart poetry cycle about the nature of life and the transience of relationships. Read full book review >

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WRACK by James Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Bradley is talented, but this outing, masquerading as high literature, is plain unoriginal."
An archeologist searches for a Portuguese shipwreck in this young award-winning Australian writer's American debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY by Carys Bray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An absorbing, beautifully written debut novel with surprising moments of humor."
When 4-year-old Issy dies of meningitis, her Mormon family struggles with sadness, doubt and faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHINA MIRAGE by James Bradley
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"Bradley delivers a strenuous exposé about the initial building of the 'rickety bridge of fellowship crossing the Pacific.'"
Best-selling author Bradley (The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War, 2009, etc.) uncovers the 19th-century plan to create a "New China" and "Americanize Asia."Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"A rueful, disturbing account of a regrettable period of American imperialism."
The story of a forgotten diplomatic excursion inspired by Theodore Roosevelt's bigotry. Read full book review >

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FLYBOYS by James Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"A memorable portrait of men in battle."
An episodic account of a little-covered arena in the much-covered genre of WWII: close air combat in the war against Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >