Search Results: "Jenna Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSH by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a 'decider' but 'did not wrestle with the details of policy.'"
Biography of George W. Bush (b. 1946), concentrating on the eight years of his presidency. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 1989

"Light addicts."
Sequel to Sister Light, Sister Dark, a fantasy wherein women trained in mirror-magic can call forth dark twins who appear by moonlight or candlelight. Read full book review >

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OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Produced to celebrate the National Park Service's upcoming centenary, a breezy invitation to prospective travelers to 'get out there!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A family road trip through several national parks transforms young Jane's feelings about missing out on a summer of online fun with her friends. Read full book review >

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READ ALL ABOUT IT! by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of this book go to Teach for America and The New Teacher Project; perhaps those nurtured by these organizations can work on effectively converting reluctant readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The nation's First Librarian and her daughter team up to present a well-meaning salute to the pleasures of reading. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Love, American style. (Fiction. YA)"
After a successful first season of Jenna & Jonah's How to Be a Rock Star, teen idols Charlie and Aaron (aka Fielding Withers to his fans) are given an ultimatum: "fall in love or fall apart." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"A valuable addition to the history of the Olympics and distance running."
Sports journalist Davis recounts an influential and largely forgotten chapter in Olympic lore. Read full book review >

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BUSH WENT TO HELL by Varghese Kozhimannil
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Dubya's Inferno will be a fun ride for Bush-bashing liberals, but lacks the nuance to propel it to greater cultural commentary."
The new novel from Kozhimannil (Awake America, 1989) is a highly imaginative tale in which George W. Bush gets the punishment many liberals think he deserves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"One must search carefully in this large brown carpet to find the silver and golden threads—but they are there."
The former president presents his autobiography in the form of annotated letters, journal entries, a few speeches, and assorted documents. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BUSH by Herbert S. Parmet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Unlike Parmet's two-volume JFK biography, this suffers from lack of greater access to still-secret materials and to aides with enough distance from the political wars to speak with unbuttoned candor about their boss. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Bred in New England reticence and transplanted to rambunctious Texas, acclaimed as a war hero and scorned as a political wimp, George Bush remains the walking contradiction who puzzled Americans, in this dispassionate biography by Parmet (History/City Univ. of New York; JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1983, etc.). Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >