Search Results: "Jimmy Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MEANING OF LIFE...AND OTHER STUFF by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Well done; here's to the next installment. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
A standout graphic-novel series continues on its well-thought-out path. Read full book review >

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TRUE THINGS (ADULTS DON'T WANT KIDS TO KNOW) by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"An utterly charming addition to this wonderfully fizzy series, this installment proves that Amelia truly does rule! (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
The irresistibly plucky Amelia Louise McBride is back for her sixth adventure, dealing with more of preteendom's tricky trials and tribulations as she celebrates her 11th birthday. Read full book review >

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SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CREAM CON by Jimmy Docherty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Enjoyable fare from start to finish. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Scottish teens and vicious gangsters mix together deliciously in this tasty treat from overseas. Read full book review >

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TAMMY WYNETTE by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2010

"Wynette's tortured history is forcefully told, but her essence remains a mystery."
The gory details of the country vocalist's life. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT SWEET DREAM OF EDUARDO GUTIÉRREZ by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A straightforward account of an illegal that comments eloquently on the human cost of globalization."
Legendary newspaper columnist and novelist (I Don't Want to Go to Jail, p. 347, etc.) Breslin's revealing and tragic saga of an illegal Mexican worker who perished in a 1999 New York City construction accident. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Carter, who looks better with each passing year, tacks on an appendix describing the Atlanta Project, his ambitious program to help the urban poor."
The Man from Plains continues his admirable post-White House literary career (An Outdoor Journal, 1988, etc.) with a blow-by-blow account of his first run for office, in 1962. Read full book review >