Search Results: "M. Mitchell Waldrop"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"A rollicking account of a good, old-fashioned visionary who gathered together—under one roof or connected by cables—like-minded visionaries to make the whole expansive notion of personal computing and networking a reality."
Meet J.C.R. Licklider, the man who put "personal" in "personal computers," in this lively, memorable, and wickedly detailed biography from Waldrop (Creativity, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Ideal for Audrey fans or anyone who wants to escape the mundane. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
A standard Cinderella tale is enhanced with a detailed sense of reality amid the wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The least successful of the three. (Paranormal historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final book in Mitchell's historical trilogy with paranormal overtones (The Springsweet, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Released: April 17, 2012

"A high-quality, absorbing drama. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >

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LIFTOFF by Don Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Illustrated with plenty of large black-and-white photos and punctuated with motivational quotes, this presents a simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies. (multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Written with the clearly stated intent of inspiring readers to enter public service, this profile presents Glenn's achievements, both on and off the planet, as the direct results of a lifelong commitment to larger causes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"A messy entry in a category of sportswriting that's produced much better."
A grab bag of stories about the American boxing world and how the Mob transformed it in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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THE LATEST BOMBSHELL by Michele Mitchell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2003

"Beats Joe Klein at his own political insider game."
A spunky young consultant gets embroiled in a vicious government scandal. Read full book review >

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REPRISAL by Mitchell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1999

"Instead of the usual fruits of the genre—creeping menace and empty surprises—Smith offers something rarer: a fine sense of the ambiguous intimacy between predator and prey."
A tense, low-key thriller that takes a poet and professor, strips everybody she loves away from her, and then watches to see what she'll do. Read full book review >

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MOONRISE by Mitchell Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"A terrific fulfillment. Charmed fans will relish it."
Last entry in the Snowfall Trilogy featuring realistic fantasy, military-based cultures, and Smith's power of immediacy with people, sense of place, detail, and sensory presence. Read full book review >