Search Results: "Kevin Buckley"


BOOK REVIEW

PANAMA by Kevin Buckley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 1991

"A forthright, fast-paced story that illustrates the frequent absurdity of American intervention in Panama, and the failure of American policy toward that country."
From former Newsweek correspondent Buckley, an intriguing history of the demise of the corrupt Noriega regime—and of America's close relationship with it. Read full book review >

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UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Odd but nevertheless exciting. (Dystopic fantasy. 13-16)"
The Alpha arrive on the shores of Coney Island. Read full book review >

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RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >

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A DEADLY BETROTHAL by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Another fascinating look at Elizabethan life that hinges on a complex mystery."
Being the illegitimate sister of Queen Elizabeth I once again puts a widow in danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"A sprightly biography of 'Her Steadiness.'"
Digestible history of the improbable life of a woman who achieved greatness as the wife of the legendary Sun King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2001

"A study, Buckley writes, that was 14 years in the making—and it shows. Well-written, vigorous, and aptly titled, this deserves the widest possible readership."
A first-rate history of African-Americans in the military. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GREEN MEN by Christopher Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"The dizzily mixed result isn't much of a novel, though it's a highly amusing and likable entertainment. (Book-of-the- Month/QPB selections)"
Buckley fils's fourth comic novel (following the riotous Thank You for Smoking, 1994) once again eviscerates contemporary economic-political phenomena, this time in the twin forms of a complacent TV talk-show host and of a secretive government agency that fakes alien abductions to encourage popular support for funding space exploration and Pentagon overkill. Read full book review >