Search Results: "Malcolm Johnson"


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ON THE WATERFRONT by Malcolm Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An intriguing episodic account of true crime and survival on New York's outer edges."
A compilation of The New York Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1948-49 series, which uncovered widespread corruption and violence affecting the longshoremen who toiled along the city's crime-ridden waterfront. Read full book review >

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GOING UNDERGROUND
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Sense of Humor

Bonus Factors: Cults, Underground London

Relationship Status: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

 

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

The first time I saw the new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF CANADA by Andrew Malcolm
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Extensively annotated bibliography and filmography; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Few geography books compare and contrast their subjects with the US as well as this one does. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent narrative of the invasion, and a superb education in American military technology. (Maps and photos—not seen.)"
McConnell (Into the Mouth of a Cat, 1984, etc.) presents a compelling, crisply narrated account of America's 1989 invasion of Panama. Read full book review >

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SHEEP, GOATS AND SOAP by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Disappointing—especially after the author's polished last outing (The Wrong Impression, 1990)."
Eighth in the series featuring art-expert/sleuth Tim Simpson, one of a three-man team that invests in art for White's Bank of London. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An often cogent argument weakened by unnecessary repetition and vitriol—reads like a hybrid of a counterinsurgency manual and a consultant's business plan."
This critique of the War on Terror calls on the United States to switch from primarily military to almost exclusively ideological operations against al-Qaeda. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Malcolm Gaskill
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A comprehensive history of America's colonists, who struggled to separate while remaining English, and the English, who just wanted a cash cow."
Gaskill (Early Modern History/Univ. of East Anglia; Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction, 2010, etc.) studies the effects of 17th-century colonization on three generations of English in both England and America. Read full book review >

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BOSNIA by Noel Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A very serviceable introduction to a complicated history."
A useful and brief, but comprehensive, history of Bosnia from earliest times to the brutal present. Read full book review >

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HUNG OVER by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Slow-paced, talky, and a bit precious, even for the art-oriented."
An 11th adventure for Tim Simpson (A Deceptive Appearance, 1992, etc.), art-investment advisor to White's Bank in London, who is once again embroiled in chicanery and murder. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY GRAIL by Malcolm Godwin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Lavishly illustrated, it will make a fine coffee-table book. (180 color and b&w illustrations)"
An extensive treatment of the various legends of the Holy Grail that ultimately falls apart because of its pursuit of flimsy speculation. Read full book review >

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THE PURLOINED CLINIC by Janet Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Malcolm at her lucid, informed, sometimes too-clever-by-half best, and minus the questionable journalism characterized by her imbroglios with Fatal Vision author Joe McGinniss and renegade Freud researcher Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson."
Malcolm (The Journalist and the Murderer, 1990, etc.) explores psychoanalysis, art, literature, and her native Czechoslovakia in this provocative collection of essays, all of which originally appeared in either The New Yorker or The New York Review of Books. Read full book review >