Search Results: "John Patrick Diggins"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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The Honorable Knight by Patrick John Donahoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2016

"A spellbinding tale that traces four steadfast protectors of humanity in a changing world."
Donahoe tells a story of friendship and courage spanning the ages in this debut adventure novel. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKWORM'S FEAST by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In perfect harmony are O'Brien's marvelously textured lines, dots, stipples, and colors; his bookworms serve books-on-a-plate as a frontispiece to each section, and the characters have the bright energy of the verses. (Picture book/poetry. 3-9)"
PLB 0-8037-1693-1 Lewis (Doodle Dandies, p. 896, etc.) has created an almanac of words at play, using tongue-twisters, puns, alliteration, and many forms and fancies of rhyme scheme in an unabashed celebration of language. Read full book review >

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THE CAR WASHING STREET by Denise Lewis Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A simple story, celebrating the joys of a special kind of good fun; Ward captures the good humor in admirable style, in open, realistic paintings that depict these African-Americans and their Latino neighbors as vibrant, friendly, and full of purpose. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On a summer day, Matthew enjoys a familiar happening: Though his family doesn't own a car, he and Daddy—on a tidy street of brownstones with generous stoops—watch their neighbors wash theirs. Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2012 by James Patrick Kelly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2012

"Not a banner year, all things considered, with greatest likely appeal to the younger section of the audience (but is it the audience that's getting younger, or the writers, or the voters?), and too often pallid, especially—perhaps unfairly—contrasted with a true heavyweight champion like Tiptree."
The 2010 Nebula Award winners, as voted in 2011 by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (after a preliminary sieving), finally served up in 2012. Read full book review >

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REWIRED by James Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"Much ado, little going on."
Cyberpunk is dead. Long live post-cyberpunk! The editors attempt to foment, or at least describe, a new revolution, in contrast with classic 1980s cyberpunk as exemplified by Bruce Sterling's innovative anthology Mirrorshades. 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 >