Search Results: "Lee Myung-bak"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Intermittently engaging but ultimately disappointing and incomplete."
South Korean president Lee's rags-to-riches account of his life within the byzantine world of that nation's business and politics. Read full book review >

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COWBOY AT WAR by Myung Un Lee
Released: March 7, 2014

"The theory on military tactics has merit, but the book could have been improved with better balance between the overwhelming discourse and diminutive story."
Lee's (The Search for a Hero, 2007) narrative nonfiction finds the author's alter ego, Dr. Ahn, on a tour discussing the shortcomings of U.S. military strategy compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, Lee's first adult outing is an authentic, emotionally powerful portrayal of two cultures."
Young-adult author Lee follows a Korean American woman, adopted as a baby by an American family, to her homeland to learn the language and find her birth mother. Read full book review >

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Although the book is a useful addition to the growing library of works on the Negro Leagues, Bak clearly had to pad what should have been a series of magazine articles on Stearnes and the Stars with extraneous material, much of which is available elsewhere."
Bak, a Detroit-based journalist (And Cobb Would Have Caught It, not reviewed) has added another chapter to the history of baseball's Negro Leagues with this generally interesting history of black professional baseball in the Motor City between the wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A rhetorical and lifeless biography, then, that reduces Cowley to the sum of his literary opinions. (Thirty-two illustrations—not seen.)"
With access to Cowley himself (1898-1989) and to his huge archives, Bak (American Literature/Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) has produced a detailed yet cluttered history of his subject's literary endeavors from 1915 to 1930—of his ``apprenticeship'' as poet, literary journalist, editor, and critic. Read full book review >

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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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