Search Results: "Lael Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A useful addition to Western Americana and women's studies."
There weren't many career opportunities open to women in the Wild West: schoolmarm, farm wife, perhaps stenographer. However, writes journalist and popular historian Morgan (Media Writing/Univ. of Texas, Arlington; Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush, 1998, etc.) in this entertaining and instructive study, there was always a demand for prostitutes and brothel keepers, and many women naturally drifted into those ancient professions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLIE MORGAN by Joolz Denby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Stunningly original, this is amphetamine fiction—crazy, fast and addictive."
A gloriously written tale about decidedly inglorious goings-on—mayhem and murder among Brit biker gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2012

"Give this one to kids struggling with a new school or to anyone interested in animal rescue."
Starting middle school can be tough, so Madison Morgan doesn't think she can handle it without a dog, but her stepfather has other ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDE MORGAN by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Kurtz's appeal lies in her patient accumulation of precise, significant detail, but here matters proceed a little too patiently, and could have used more sparks and less swaddling."
Second in a trilogy (following Deryni Rising, not reviewed) and continuation of a longstanding fantasy series set in the medieval, Celtic-flavored kingdom of Gwynedd. Read full book review >

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MAD MORGAN by Kerry Newcomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2000

"Flagrant overwriting, derivative plotting: a swashbuckler indeed."
Once again, the prolific Newcomb (coauthor: The Ghosts of Elkhorn, 1982, etc.) rounds up black-hearted villains, lionhearted heroes, and bosomy beauties for his 30-plus action-adventure tale. Read full book review >

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MORGAN ON ICE by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An amusing combination of grade school frustrations and slightly screwball responses. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Aldeen cruises through life like a monster truck: She crashes into everyone and has little concern for how her take-no-prisoners attitude affects people. So when Aldeen invites Morgan to accompany her and her grandmother to Princesses On Ice and his mother says he has to go, he's less than thrilled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC BY MORGAN by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"These provide accessible, comfortable stories for students who've moved beyond early readers but are not ready for much greater length or more complexity. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When his parents sign him up for floor hockey, which he hates, third-grader Morgan hesitatingly agrees to his friend Aldeen's plan to switch roles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 1990

"The lengthy (771-page) text has over 80 photographs (not seen)."
A brilliant, generation-spanning history of the Morgan banking empire, which offers a wealth of social and political as well as economic perspectives. Read full book review >