Search Results: "James Kennedy George, Jr."


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REUNION by James Kennedy George, Jr.
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A novel about wounding family relationships that would have benefited from probing the wounds more."
A 60-year-old man comes to terms with growing up with an alcoholic father in George's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"While hardly objective, this manifesto sheds much light on how the modern environmental movement emerged at the local level and how it is striving to deal with the current, more hostile political landscape."
Two leaders of the Hudson Riverkeeper organization, a New Yorkbased environmental advocacy group, recount their legal and public-relations battles against the polluters of one of America's famed waterways. Read full book review >

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THE ORDER OF ODD-FISH by James Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"This may find an audience, but probably not a young one. (Fantasy. 10-14 & adult)"
Kennedy's debut sets a confused but game teenager down amidst a Monty Pythonesque cast that ranges from the titular Order of Knight-Scholars—dedicated to the study of all things pointless and speculative—to a corps of oversized, unutterably vain cockroach butlers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Although the prose can plod, the information and insights engage in a rousing race for the end zone."
Three academics from Marquette University, one of whom (Koonce) is a former NFL player, apply some sociological techniques to analyzing the situations of ex-NFL players. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"Makes one grateful not to be a country boy."
This unappealing, disorganized, catastrophe of a cookbook paints an unhealthy picture of country fare. Read full book review >

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THE BROOKLYN COOKBOOK by Lyn Stallworth
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

This nostalgic time-trip to the Brooklyn of yesteryear is full of fond and often amusing memories and a very mixed bag of mostly ethnic recipes, some of which have little to do with Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Illustrations include accurately detailed color sketches, a map and a pair of portrait photos. (brief reading list) (Biography. 10-13)"
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle (or his uncle's ghostwriter, perhaps), Kennedy profiles a historical figure who, in his view, exemplified the brand of courage and intellect required to keep this country the Land of the Free. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Valuable for medical school students as well as general memoir fans."
In his debut memoir, a retired neurosurgeon reflects on medical history, his varied career and personal matters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Despite occasional lapses into purple prose, a generally informative, readable account of the struggle, in Marshall's words, 'to eliminate root and branch all vestiges of racial discrimination.'"
Admiring double biography of the two NAACP lawyers—Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) and Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)—who led the long legal battle to end segregation in the United States. Read full book review >

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LOCKING UP OUR OWN by James Forman Jr.
Released: April 18, 2017

"Certain to stir debate, this book offers an important new perspective on the ongoing proliferation of America's 'punishment binge.'"
A sharp analysis of how African-Americans, due to "profound levels of pain, fear, and anger" over crime and violence in their neighborhoods, have helped shape U.S. policies leading to mass incarceration. Read full book review >