Search Results: "Kenneth D. Ackerman"


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TROTSKY IN NEW YORK, 1917 by Kenneth D. Ackerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An entertaining and informative account of a footnote to the life of one of the 20th century's most charismatic leaders."
An account of the two months in 1917 when Leon Trotsky "found refuge in the United States," where he experienced the "last gasp of the Belle Epoque." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"A welcome glimpse into the little-known time between the Civil War and the Gilded Age."
A behind-the-curtains glimpse at an often overlooked presidency, and at the cabals and conspiracies that brought it to an end. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"A slice of history with an always relevant underlying subject: how a democratic government balances civil liberties against the need for public safety."
Lively account of the government's heavy-handed response to the Red Menace. Read full book review >

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ONLY IN KEY WEST by Kenneth D. Michaels
Released: May 8, 2017

"A topical, tropical mystery replete with scenes of entertaining buddy comedy."
Two police detectives return in a drag-inspired whodunit set in Florida. Read full book review >

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Watch that Rat Hole by Kenneth D. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2016

"A highly detailed collection of insider insights into a complex investment vehicle."
Debut author Campbell shares his journey as journalist and adviser covering the real estate investment trust market in this financial history and memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"While victory and spoils historically go hand in hand, our perception of American Army heroes bringing goodwill and safety in the Nazis' wake is altered by this testament to the dishonesty and greed of a few no-good men."
Alford's fascinating unraveling of an Army cover-up reveals many American WW II soldiers to be not the great liberators, but the great looters of Europe. Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BROKEN BOY by Karen Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the dialogue is witty and offbeat, the situation engrossing, the characters perceptively drawn, and the outcome moving and credible—though Daniel may not recover from his suicide attempt, others are seeking new reconciliations as a result of it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When the Ferrises move in next door, where Solly Freedom's aged friend Mrs. Sawyer used to live, Solly's family takes their oddities in stride; after all, Solly's parents came of age in the 60's and have their own idiosyncracies. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One could do a lot worse than to find Ackerman at the end of the line when feeling those desperately slippery moments of despair, the rush into the unknown."
From Ackerman (Rarest of the Rare, 1995, etc.) come these graceful, canny reflections on her hours spent fielding calls at a suicide prevention center. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Smart and polished and totally entertaining, Ackerman is a pure pleasure."
Intimate, savory portraits of imperiled animals and environments, by the author of A Natural History of Love (1994), etc. Extinction is a natural part of evolution, often "unmalicious, intentionless, random." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Like Pan, Ackerman is an unpredictable sensualist in the garden, and one with lots of facts. A more gladdening companion would be hard to imagine."
A rapt and lovely seasonal pilgrimage, perfectly attuned, through Ackerman's (Deep Play, 1999, etc.) home garden to points beyond. Read full book review >