Search Results: "James Carville"


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STICKIN' by James Carville
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2000

"An irresistible gift, especially for card-carrying Democrats with long memories when it comes to bearing a grudge."
President Clinton's ex-campaign manager, whose refusal to condemn his old boss led to nationwide indignation last year, returns to make a case for the moral virtue of loyalty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A solid memoir of political lives from both sides of the spectrum."
A strangely compelling dueling memoir by the improbably matched political couple. Read full book review >

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IT'S THE MIDDLE CLASS, STUPID! by James Carville
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2012

"For Democratic political junkies who enjoy straight-talk policy discussion."
Liberal pundit Carville (40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation, 2009, etc.) and Democratic pollster Greenberg (Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders, 2009, etc.) discuss campaign strategy and why a focus on the middle class is crucial to the Democrats' chances this November. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A valuable book for readers hoping to make sense of the strangest election in memory."
An update of the author's 1996 book, We're Right, They're Wrong, delivered with his signature passion and earthiness. Read full book review >

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LU AND THE SWAMP GHOST by James Carville
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Here's hoping Carville's momma told him some more stories for Catrow to illustrate. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Carville—yes, that one—retells a tale learned from his Louisiana mother, about her own Depression-era childhood. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

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JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

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DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >

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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 >