Search Results: "John F. McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN F. KENNEDY by Michael O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Not problem-free, but worthy, ambitious, and of much interest to students of recent US history."
A sprawling, unwieldy, yet readable life of the fallen president. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY by Alan Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Plenty of long, definitive works exist, but Brinkley takes his job seriously, filling 160 pages with a thoughtful, opinionated biography."
The admirable American Presidents series nears its end with another slim but astute biography by another big-league historian, this time Brinkley (The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by James N. Giglio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A balanced and thoughtful account that avoids the hagiography or damnation of so many other JFK bios, revealing the man in all his complexity, from his wily, hypnotic charm to his political decisiveness when it could not be avoided."
Brisk, solid survey of a brief and controversial presidency, by Giglio (History/Southwest Missouri State Univ.). Read full book review >

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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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JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE RACE TO THE MOON by John M. Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential to understanding JFK's sponsorship of an historic enterprise linking him to the future."
With new documents now available, a space historian and founder of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute revisits a scholarly topic he pioneered: John F. Kennedy's decision to go to the moon. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2011

"Skip. (Graphic adaptation. 12-14)"
A graphic-novel treatment of Shakespeare that fails miserably where others have succeeded. Read full book review >

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ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
Released: May 10, 2011

"There are certainly better adaptations out there. (Graphic classic. 12 & up)"
A bland, uninspired graphic adaptation of the Bard's renowned love story. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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MARISOL MCDONALD Y EL MONSTRUO / MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE MONSTER by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"Marvelously mismatched Marisol McDonald brings her unique perspective to the exploration of the universal topic of fear. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Marisol McDonald hears a bump in the night, her imagination goes wild, making her certain there must be a monster beneath her bed. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"The author's passion for fitness is contagious, but the book needs more detailed information to guide would-be fitness competitors."
A fitness-competition champion motivates readers to get active with her personal success story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Marisol's varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude. Read full book review >