Search Results: "Liz Maverick"


BOOK REVIEW

MAVERICK by Jr. Weicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 1995

"Disjointed, but a good antidote to the Gingrichian vision."
Breezy reflections from a political veteran who thinks government can still work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Liz Maverick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Mean-spirited characters and elaborately snotty prose don't do much for this lifeless first outing. (Note to those who think chick-lit books are interchangeable: the stock cover photo of four towel-clad women is the same one used for The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue, p. 1336)."
Job: bad. Love life: dead. Cubicle neighbor: also dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWBOARD MAVERICK by Matt Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A final contest between Dennis and the town snowboarding hotdog leads to a tie and some celebrity for both boys, in an affable but indulgent suburban fantasy. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Dennis O'Malley, 13, learns to conquer his fear in this palatable but sugar-coated sports adventure from the late Christopher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A fascinating account of an iconoclastic scientific polymath and the lively collection of scientists who were his friends."
The remarkable life and times of Freeman Dyson, whose broad-ranging contributions to modern science included quantum physics, the exploration of space, genetic engineering and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASEBALL MAVERICK by Steve Kettmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Kettmann has written a worthy biography of a compelling figure, but the author's desire to produce his own version of Moneyball has caused him to overstate his case."
A biography of one of baseball's leading front-office figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAVERICK HEART by Stephen J. May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine job: May's attentions may well inspire new interest in Grey's largely forgotten work."
A well-crafted biography of the western writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Of modest interest to students of military history. Jeremy Black's Great Military Leaders and Their Campaigns, among other recent surveys, is more satisfying."
Conventional study of a dozen unconventional military leaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASKED MAVERICK by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mismatch; still, an unusual milieu for a picture book story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The Masked Maverick may be able to beat Hammerhand Hannibal, Mad Dog Markowitz, and every other wrestler in the ring, but he can't win over the crowds who boo his every victory—until the Brooklyn Bonecrusher tears off his mask to reveal features so inoffensive that the spectators have a change of heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"This book gives teachers and parents strong talking points when approaching boards, politicians, and government agencies with appeals for changes in public schools."
An educator argues for an investment in a new kind of public school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >