Search Results: "Jeanne Theoharis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS by Jeanne Theoharis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Even though her refusal to give up her bus seat sparked a revolution, Rosa Parks was no accidental heroine. She was born to it, and Theoharis ably shows us how and why."
Theoharis (Political Science/Brooklyn Coll.; co-author: Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare, 2006, etc.) has discovered the soul of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), and it's not that of a docile, middle-age seamstress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 1995

"Students of history and policy should pay heed."
A trenchant deconstruction of much-ballyhooed revelations (in Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, by Anthony Summers, 1993) that longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was gay—plus an analysis of Hoover's policies toward sex and crime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2002

"A fine debunking of the expertise of law enforcement authorities."
The author of J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime (1995) turns his attention here to the FBI chief's political attitudes, making him look like Don Quixote: correct somehow, but ultimately chasing windmills. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2007

"An important, provocative book, sure to be widely discussed."
Award-winning FBI historian Theoharis (The FBI and American Democracy, 2004, etc.) brings a unique perspective to the question of how and why the intelligence community failed to uncover the 9/11 terrorists and prevent the attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 3, 2001

"A welcome collection by a modern master who deserves far greater renown."
Cavafy (1863-1933) remains one of the foremost modern Greek poets. Read full book review >

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HER BOYFRIEND'S BONES by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Politically savvy, but overstuffed with plots and bios of Greek deities. And Dinah (Bonereapers, 2012, etc.) could do with a verve implant."
A romantic getaway turns sinister. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Fun."
Last of the Dracula trilogy begun with 1994's Covenant with the Vampire (not reviewed) and Children of the Vampire (1995), and a tasty feast it is. Read full book review >

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IN THE LIGHTHOUSE by Jeanne Farewell
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Entertaining and endearing, Farewell's new novel is a well-tailored fit for fans of women-centered mysteries and books about female friendship."
A winsome, suspenseful New England novel. Read full book review >

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DANCE LIKE YOU MEAN IT by Jeanne Skartsiaris
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An over-the-top, often witty escape into fantasy that manages to convey some realistic poignancy on the road to a satisfying conclusion.
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An emergency room nursing supervisor writes a romance novel, even as her own life spins out of control. Read full book review >