Search Results: "John Geoghegan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"An exciting narrative of a naval showdown revealing hubris and humility on both sides."
Nicely dramatized story of the monster Japanese submarines that were trained on the American mainland at the end of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Will clean out your political cholesterol and make you think about the long-term, systemic effects of the legal and cultural wars in which we are now engaged."
Americans find themselves more and more in the toils of the law while getting less justice, declares labor attorney Geoghegan (In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled into a Criminal Trial, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Adrienne Geoghegan
ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 1996

"For preschoolers, satisfying silliness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nanny Needles, readers discover in the pictures, needs glasses, but she places the blame for all the accidents around the house on her poor dog: When she dumps the trash on the floor, Seymour is reprimanded for his clumsiness; when she washes his blanket and bones instead of the laundry, she decides that Seymour needs a haircut to improve his eyesight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"It's a romp of a tale to read aloud, with a tongue-in-cheek text; the vigorous pictures more than support and extend this illustrious excursion into the consequences of pet ownership. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Small, saucy Martha is not a child to put in pink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A manifesto that provokes even when it doesn't convince and tempers its broadsides with humor and a conversational style."
A union lawyer offers radical prescriptions to resuscitate a moribund labor movement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"A letter to young law-school grads seeking to change the world."
Labor attorney Geoghegan (The Secret Lives of Citizens, 1999) uses his brief exposure to the criminal justice system as a stepping-off point for a broadside against the conservatism of our courts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1999

"Fun to read, but unlikely to help fulfill any promise of liberalism."
Meet political essayist and attorney Geoghegan, an unrepentant liberal, i.e., a living anachronism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Will clean out your political cholesterol and make you think about the long-term, systemic effects of the legal and cultural wars in which we are now engaged."
Americans find themselves more and more in the toils of the law while getting less justice, declares labor attorney Geoghegan (In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled into a Criminal Trial, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

A heartfelt and worthy study by labor-attorney Geoghegan of what it means to be on the side of organized labor at a time when labor is written off as an ancient relic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YOUR OWN TEETH by Adrienne Geoghegan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children will chuckle over this archly delivered cautionary tale—and for Gale, P is for a Promising American debut. (Picture book. 7-9)"
P is for Painter, which young Stewart is determined to be. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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