Search Results: "Lynne Cheney"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Strictly for admirers."
A worshipful portrait of Dick Cheney. Read full book review >

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JAMES MADISON by Lynne Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A proficiently argued account for Madison's greatness, but it lacks the political thrusts of Garry Wills, Richard Brookhiser and other historians."
A Founding Father gets a respectful reappraisal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"Books like this, whether from Left or Right, aim not to persuade but, like talk radio, to encourage bonding among the elect. (First serial to Reader's Digest; author tour)"
The conservative former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities fires this latest salvo in the culture wars. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Still, as a consciousness-raiser, this offers a larger cast than Cheryl Harness's Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women (2001). (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The creators of the sumptuous, if superficial, America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) follow up with a better, look-alike tribute to the achievements of this country's women, Abigail Adams to Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Read full book review >

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AMERICA by Lynne Cheney
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 21, 2002

"Though the concept and busy design require some extra effort, this well-meant exploration of our history and heritage packs a huge amount of information between its covers. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it mean to be an American? Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LYNNE by John L. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Moore's deep familiarity with his characters makes this latest novel a pleasure to read."
Times change, eras end, and memories bleed into the present in Moore's (The Breaking of Ezra Riley, 2012, etc.) slice-of-life novel set in the contemporary West—the fourth entry in his Ezra Riley series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Fewer readers will put down Beard's parody—inventive, sophomoric, and finally toothless—unfinished than Bill Clinton's monumentally self-serving biography, but despite a fair quotient of giggles, they're likely to be just as disappointed."
A waggish, hit-or-miss parody that attempts to do for the current administration what The Da Vinci Code did for the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >

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WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? by Lynne Tillman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"The world's culture dissected, one cunning, bemused essay at a time."
A miscellany of essays, critiques, narrative explorations and diversions from a literary iconoclast. Read full book review >

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IN MY TIME by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge—until, that is, history decides on the matter."
George W. Bush's vice president speaks—sort of. Read full book review >

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THE CHINA YEAR by Emily Cheney Neville
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Except for the atmosphere, a miss. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Newbery winner's disappointing latest, set in pre- Tienanmen Square China. Read full book review >