Search Results: "John Patrick Diggins"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1987

"And why?"
The latest picture book by this celebrated author-illustrator is full of mordant humor and interesting ideas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A concise analysis of what has animated the American radical impulse. (B&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A brief cultural history, written by a mainstream liberal, that describes radicalism, home-grown style, over the last hundred years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A bitter, perplexing, and eccentric work."
A vituperative rant, thinly veiled in scholarly clothes, against the direction the study of American history has lately taken. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A significant book, if surely arguable in granting Reagan more depth and ability than most nonbelievers have hitherto suspected."
A middle-of-the-road liberal (John Adams, 2003, etc.) looks into Ronald Reagan's soul and concludes that it was great—and that the president was "politically wise, humane, and magnanimous" to boot. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. Read full book review >

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POPE PATRICK by Peter de Rosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 1997

"Not terribly funny, nor wonderfully sharp, and occasionally downright irksome in its reliance on stereotype: a cartoon for grownups."
The Quiet Man steps into The Shoes of the Fisherman and goes for a long walk in the O'Learys' cow pasture—all in de Rosa's (Vicars of Christ, 1989, etc.) would-be apocalyptic parody of religious and political life. Read full book review >