Search Results: "Joseph A. McCartin"


BOOK REVIEW

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: Dec. 1, 1999

"Librarians, prepare for opinion-blackened margins; readers, argue and run—to more balanced historians."
A combative corrective to the view of McCarthy as red-baiting demagogue that finds the true villains in the liberal establishment and the mainstream media. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH LOSEY by David Caute
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An encyclopedic catalog of Losey's shortcomings and sins, unleavened by any sense of historical context, artistic development, or even sympathy for his work."
This mean-spirited recounting of the life of the expatriate American filmmaker gives a new meaning to the term ``critical biography.'' As profiled by Caute, a prolific author with a specialty in the history of the political left (Sixty-Eight: The Year of the Barricades, 1988, etc.), filmmaker Joseph Losey emerges as a domineering, womanizing sourpuss, a humorless, often dour man with a certain visual flair and a knack for alienating longtime friends. Read full book review >

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MISSING JOSEPH by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1993

"Still, fewer than usual over-the-top descriptive passages are a welcome relief."
What price motherhood? Read full book review >

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JOSEPH BANKS by Patrick O'Brian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An impressive achievement, destined to swell the ranks of O'Brian's already sizable readership."
A finely wrought and fascinating biography from O'Brian, acclaimed author of historical naval adventures (The Truelove, 1992, etc.), who now turns his considerable storytelling talents to the life of Joseph Banks (1743-1820)—explorer, botanist, natural philosopher. Read full book review >

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COUSIN JOSEPH by Jules Feiffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Expertly off-kilter."
In this prequel to his graphic novel, Kill My Mother (2014), Feiffer delivers another noir fever dream, sending America right to the top of the flagpole with a hard-boiled, lyrical punch of immigrant stories, labor relations, and the almighty dollar. Read full book review >