Search Results: "John E. Haynes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"A useful overview of recent American political history."
A solid academic analysis of the American communist movement that draws on recently declassified Soviet documents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"The reverberations from this cool, balanced, and devastating appraisal will be heard for many years to come. (30 illustrations)"
This first comprehensive analysis of the 3,000 telegrams between Soviet spies in the US and their superiors in Moscow, decoded shortly after WWII, may well, as the authors believe, "change the way we think about twentieth-century American history." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"This is one of those seminal books that do not merely contribute to a debate, but effectively end it."
With the publication of this book, the debate about whether the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) was a genuinely home-grown movement or a tool of the Soviet Union has been finally answered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAFIRE by John E. Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"If you can swallow Pierce Brosnan as 007, you won't have any trouble getting this down."
James Bond saves the world from criminal genius, Take 13 (Take 27, if you count Ian Fleming's original series): an unapologetic nostalgia piece by Fleming's sturdy successor. Read full book review >

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PIPER by John E. Keegan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Piper Scanlon, 15, is obnoxious, homely—and shattered by her mother's sudden, violent death. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTRIKE by John E. Gardner
Released: July 1, 1965

"But, where Bond is all Tiger, Boysie is pure Chicken and therein lies the laugh appeal for an audience in Bond-age."
The current hoo-ha between the N.Y. Herald Trib and the New Yorker brought forth this interesting definition of proper parody from the magazine — a writing form used only on those writers who are worth it. Read full book review >

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AIR APPARENT by John E. Gardner
Released: Feb. 15, 1970

"Tiresome."
Boysie Oakes again, that shaky hand on the trigger, driven to fright and folderol by slimy Mostyn, his ex-boss. Read full book review >