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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1992

"Perhaps in the proliferation of wide- eyed books like this."
A suffocating attempt to squeeze UFOs and NDEs (near-death experiences) into the same psychospiritual pigeonhole. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An absorbing introduction to a rich source of paleontological information."
This photo-packed book illustrates fossil discoveries from Blackberry Hill, Wisconsin, which give clues to the first animals that walked the Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >