Search Results: "Len Ackland"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"So, too, is this fine book of reportage and history."
A hard-edged history of a center of Cold War death-dealing technology. Read full book review >

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SAM AND HIS BROTHER LEN by John Manderino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not very bad, but not very good, either."
Two brothers come of age during the tumultuous 1960s in a ho- hum first novel. Read full book review >

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Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias by Dave J Ungrady
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"A cautionary sports tale that shows how one life unexpectedly ended can affect so many others."
Ungrady (Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, 2014) examines the lasting effects of an American tragedy, a talent cut down too soon. Read full book review >

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THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANT by Tom Ackland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1997

"A literate romp through the bureaucracy with plenty of danger and riveting excitement: a promising debut."
Beguiling first fiction—part thriller and part rite of passage—about a deceptively undistinguished English innocent who cunningly outwits dangerous enemies and angry superiors to unmask villains and win the hand of a beautiful girl. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GOLD by Len Deighton
Released: July 1, 1992

"Play it again, Len."
Abandoning present-day intrigues (MAMista, Spy Sinker, etc.), Deighton journeys back to WW II (SS-GB and XPD)—and a terrific return it is: a rich drama of heroes and villains awaiting German General Erwin Rommel's attack on Cairo—the ``city of gold.'' The plots here are many, but central among them is the attempt by Special Investigation Branch Major Bert Cutler to unmask the spy who's been leaking British secrets to Rommel. Read full book review >

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WHAT NOISE DOES A COW MAKE? by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Still, the simplicity and brevity of this one combined with its cheerful illustrations make it a good choice for lapsit storytimes or sharing with babies and toddlers one-on-one. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A short, simple board book introduces animals and their sounds. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PAST TIME by Len Joy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2014

"A well-crafted novel that will particularly appeal to sports and history aficionados."
Dancer Stonemason, a minor league pitcher, falls into a downward spiral in Joy's debut novel. Read full book review >

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SPLASH! by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A nifty book for tots who love baths and puddles, though it will not itself stand up to a dunking. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Little readers explore the world of water. Read full book review >

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The Children of My Knee by Len Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"An often thoughtful meditation on race in America."
A debut memoir reflects back on an African-American man's lifelong grappling with others' racist hatred. Read full book review >

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SCAR GIRL by Len Vlahos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Like its predecessor, this novel will leave readers aching for an encore. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Through an interview format, the members of the Scar Boys recall from their own perspectives the events that take place leading up to the release of their first album in 1988. Read full book review >