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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BABY by Joseph A. Stirt
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A touching human drama presented with scientific expertise that makes frighteningly clear the helplessness of patients—as well as their families—once the power of modern medicine is unleashed."
What happens to a premature infant in an anonymous hospital's neonatal intensive-care unit when modern medicine is relentlessly applied. Read full book review >

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THE MARKSMAN'S CASE by Joseph A. McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2008

"An entertaining mystery, although not one for the gun-shy."
Classy ex-classics professor Bertrand McAbee and his multicultural mystery-solving posse go the distance with a former military sniper turned vigilante in the fourth book of McCaffrey's (A Byzantine Case, 2010, etc.) reliable detective series. Read full book review >

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THE PONY CIRCUS WAGON by Joseph A. McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 25, 2005

"The pre-WWI historical background and international intrigue distinguish this gripping and at times addictive mystery from the standard whodunits."
In this installment of the Bertrand McAbee Mystery series, the former classics professor and current private investigator is drawn into a cold case of theft and murder that spans generations and continents and finds roots in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

From LBJ's domestic adviser, a memoir that shows the President ``with the bark off''cagey, crude, demanding, and, finally, Shakespearean in his pitiful descent from power. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A well-told tale of naval exploits in which gold is the MacGuffin."
The history of the sinking of a trans-Atlantic liner and the hunt for the 43 tons of gold it was carrying. Read full book review >

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Chicago Law by Joseph A Garofalo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Mild lessons and anecdotes from a Chicago man who lifted himself from the middle class."
Worker's compensation lawyer Garofalo recounts his life and law practice in Chicago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1995

"Close to being a sermon, but redeemed by its brisk and lively style."
From President Carter's secretary of health, education, and welfare, a clarion call for a cultural revolution in how we think about health. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN OF ISLAMIC LITERALISM by Joseph A. Butta Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An accessible primer to Islamic ideology for the uninitiated."
A meticulous, scholarly introduction to Islamic literalism, specifically designed for a Western readership. Read full book review >