Search Results: "Joseph A. McCartin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"With the collective-bargaining power of public employees under fierce assault, McCartin's story couldn't be timelier or more important."
On the 30th anniversary of the showdown between Ronald Reagan and the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), McCartin (History/Georgetown Univ.; Labor's Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-1921, 1998, etc.) revisits the most consequential labor dispute since the New Deal. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH CORNELL: SECRETS IN A BOX by Alison Baverstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An excellent introduction to a different art form. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Adventures in Art series focuses its attention on a lesser-known artist whose work includes collages and wooden boxes filled with arranged objects. Read full book review >

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A Went Over Case by Joseph A. McCaffrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"In his 10th outing, a steadfast gumshoe proves he can handle anything, even a story with a leisurely pace."
In this thriller, a dying man hires private investigator Bertrand McAbee to find the whereabouts of his brother, missing for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >

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A BYZANTINE CASE by Joseph A. McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Historical intrigue and well-narrated suspense make this adventure an absorbing mystery."
In the eighth Bertrand McAbee mystery, McCaffrey's (The Marksman's Case, 2008, etc.) classics professor turned detective returns to unearth the forgotten secrets of the Byzantine Empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"A quintessential depiction of one man's view from the brink of the abyss."
The doomed world of interwar Europe comes to burning life in the anguished correspondence of the peripatetic Austrian novelist/journalist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"His tale has been told plenty of times to young audiences, but this iteration comes in an appealingly compact format, with plenty of contemporary photos and maps, plus a generous selection of backmatter. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Hopping wraps her cogent account of how the Nee-mee-pu (Nez Perce) were rooted out of their homeland and only subdued after a long and heroic pursuit around twin character portraits of the group and of its most renowned member. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH STALIN by Steven Otfinoski
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source notes; chronology; annotated bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Presented with undisguised condemnation and passion, the incredible story of Stalin's treacherous rise to power, moral degeneration, and miserable end. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 22, 1992

"B&w archival photos; glossary; selected sources; chronology; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``People in Focus'' series, the author of the excellent Theodore Roosevelt Takes Charge (p. 676) presents a clear but conventional account of the paranoic Georgian whose atrocities rivaled Hitler's. Read full book review >