Search Results: "Kenneth T. MacLeish"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2013

"A depressing yet enlightening account that mostly overcomes its academic jargon."
The chronicle of MacLeish's (Medicine, Health and Society/Vanderbilt Univ.) immersion in the culture of Fort Hood, Texas, to understand daily life on military bases. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"But one suspects that this book will become required reading only at the White House, where it will prove useful as a manual for staffers on the care and feeding of the media beast."
A veteran White House correspondent gives mixed reviews to his colleagues and the powerful people on his beat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2013

"An intriguing look at one of the world's toughest jobs."
A White House correspondent's study of how presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama have coped with the challenges caused by executive isolation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Good enough to pass the time on a long flight, but easily left onboard afterwards. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Longtime White House correspondent Walsh (Feeding the Beast, 1996, etc.) cracks few eggs in his soufflé-light account of the world's most famous airplanes and their VIP passengers. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR'S VERY GREAT GRANDSON by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This is a good choice for reading aloud and for discussing such topics as friendship, aggression and the bravery it takes to change your mind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain, goes in search of adventure. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Unusually rewarding for readers who want to see beyond the familiar and the comfortable."
Blending paleontology and environmentalism, MacLeish (The Gulf Stream, 1988) explores the nature of America as it was before Europeans arrived. Read full book review >

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REAL LAWYERS by Kenneth Farmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2014

"Keen, sobering account of how the legal system really works."
As a public defender, a young lawyer fresh out of school learns how the legal system really works. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid, fact-filled study, especially relevant for those who thought life was better then."
Diplomatic and cultural historian Weisbrode (Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI, 2013, etc.) recounts the turmoil of 1946 and the Americans who just wanted to return to a life of security.Read full book review >

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BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BROKEN JUSTICE by Kenneth Edelin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An excellent read for anyone who lived through that time, or readers interested in the history of abortion."
Physician Edelin recounts his famous abortion trial in this gripping memoir. Read full book review >