Search Results: "Kevin Phillips"


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1775 by Kevin Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Impressively authoritative."
A noted historian and political commentator claims 1775 as the American Revolution's true beginning. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"Unusually wise to the dodges of Washington's rich and powerful. (Author tour)"
A blistering jeremiad that gives new vibrancy to the political clichÇ that Washington is out of touch with the average American. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2002

"Sturdy economic history with a heavy dash of social criticism—and, as many conservative critics have said before of Phillips, excellent ammunition for liberals."
"Laissez-faire is a pretense," writes post-conservative pundit Phillips (The Cousins' Wars, 1999, etc.). "Government power and preferment have been used by the rich, not shunned." In other words, in this country, the rich not only get richer, they also get more privileged. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2006

"Other credit-happy theocracies, like Inquisition Spain, went bankrupt, collapsed under their own weight, disappeared from influence and view. Phillips's historical essay/polemic is provocative, though plenty of folks in Houston—to say nothing of Washington—won't like it at all."
A dazzling treatise on the collapse of Republican virtues under the fundamentalists and plutocrats united in the perfect storm of Bushism. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"What does the Bush Restoration mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, but consult Phillips for some disturbing scenarios that bode ill for the future of good old-fashioned democracy."
A corrupt dynasty founded on conquest, lies, and the certainty that ruler equals divine agent. Ancient China? Imperial Rome? Read full book review >

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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >

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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

A probing exploration of the mysteriously rapid disappearance of many amphibian species—with disturbing portents for the wider ecological picture. Read full book review >