Search Results: "Jimmy Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

BURNS by James Mackay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

In this hefty, definitive, and humorless life of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-96), Mackay, acknowledged ruler of Burns country—editor of The Burns Chronicle, the complete works (1986), the letters (1987), and the concordance (1989)—leads revisionary forces in rescuing Burns from what he believes is an undeserved reputation for lust and debauchery. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Without this to complete the picture, the accounts of his repeated failings lack either context or interest. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diffuse and hype-riddled profile of world soccer's ``bad boy.'' Burns, a correspondent for Britain's Financial Times, pieces together the career of Diego Maradona, which saw remarkable heights and depths—often in quick succession. Read full book review >

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PAPA SPY by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Good and evil blur in this descent into the shadowy, slippery realm of wartime espionage."
Financial Times journalist Burns (Barça: A People's Passion, 2000, etc.) examines his father's career as a British Secret Service agent in Spain during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Spain's dominance is remarkable, especially because of the long odds that the country's history forced its players to overcome, and Burns rises to the challenge of telling this intertwined saga."
The story of the rise of Spanish soccer against a deeply divided political background. Read full book review >

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MONEY BURNS by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1991

"Top-drawer Maxwell."
What looks like a simple job urged on reluctant California p.i. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mafiosa Rosa is rarely likable, but this tough survivor takes control of her own life, determined not to be controlled, assaulted, lied to or—quite literally—devoured. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A shape-shifting Mafia capo insists on romance amid dark family mysteries. Read full book review >

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LOVE BURNS by Edna Mazya
Kirkus Star
by Edna Mazya, translated by Dalya Bilu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"The cleverness and vitality of this narrative made it a bestseller in Israel, as it should be here. Mazya describes one brilliant character as 'original without being eccentric.' It's praise she deserves herself."
This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. Read full book review >

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ROPE BURNS by F.X. Toole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Toole won't dazzle anyone with footwork, but there's a core of integrity to his fiction that can rivet a reader, patches of awkwardness notwithstanding. The wallop is in the details."
A debut collection of six stories about the world of boxing, from an insider who finds beauty in its ugliness, sweetness in its savagery. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT BURNS by Ryan Graudin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Fluffier than the series opener but still appealing for fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Magic and monarchy collide in this romantic fantasy, a sequel to All that Glows (2014).Read full book review >