Search Results: "John F. Kennedy"


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THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by John F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though remarkably comprehensive for its limited length, more of Kennedy's voice would have served Sandler's purpose better."
A selection of letters to and from John F. Kennedy written over the course of 35 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"For students of American politics and history, an intriguing, unique window into the formation of one of the country's most enduring and controversial dynasties."
A fascinating album of the Kennedy matriarch's collection of family photos focusing on the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1998

"A slender, handsomely designed book, clearly intended for browsers and gift givers."
This collection of brief passages drawn from Robert Kennedy's speeches and his journal, along with quotes Kennedy had copied from the works of favored authors, drawn together by his youngest son, is too slight and episodic to serve as a useful survey of Kennedy's thought. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Robert F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Skip the 'Frameable portrait inside' and go with Michael Bedard's The Wolf of Gubbio (2001) or Guido Visconti's Clare and Francis (2004). (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A saint's biography written by a celebrity author and illustrated by an artist best known for Fairy Wings, one is hard pressed to treat this with respect. Read full book review >

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WERESISTERS by John Patrick Kennedy
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A focused debut that's as funny as it is violent."
A high school junior discovers her werewolf heritage in this teen fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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I Am Titanium by John Patrick Kennedy
Released: June 18, 2015

"The sort of teen horror-fantasy that would play well for high school heshers drawing horror comics in study hall."
Mayhem reigns as a dying boy and an outcast girl are boosted to the level of miraculous superhumans and thrust into violent battle against monstrous forces (or each other). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"While hardly objective, this manifesto sheds much light on how the modern environmental movement emerged at the local level and how it is striving to deal with the current, more hostile political landscape."
Two leaders of the Hudson Riverkeeper organization, a New Yorkbased environmental advocacy group, recount their legal and public-relations battles against the polluters of one of America's famed waterways. Read full book review >

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A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1980

"Unfortunately, this is all we'll have of Toole's talent; he committed suicide in 1969, age 32, leaving only this astounding book."
A masterpiece of character comedy finally published more than ten years after its writing, thanks to novelist Walker Percy—who furnishes a foreword. Read full book review >

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Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An intriguing, intensely readable combination of Game of Thrones and the New Testament."
A dark fantasy about an alliance between the Queen of Hell and the Son of God. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Illustrations include accurately detailed color sketches, a map and a pair of portrait photos. (brief reading list) (Biography. 10-13)"
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle (or his uncle's ghostwriter, perhaps), Kennedy profiles a historical figure who, in his view, exemplified the brand of courage and intellect required to keep this country the Land of the Free. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GODS by John F. Raines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"'The X-Men of Shannara,' if you will, skirmish against elves, rebels, their own masters and, occasionally, the reader's patience, but ultimately win the battle for the attention of young followers in the genre."
In the start to a new heroic-fantasy series, a corps of elite magically mutated "hybrids," humanoid creatures bred to serve an unworthy king, go rogue during a period of war and take destiny into their own hands, wings and claws. Read full book review >