Search Results: "Mark K. Updegrove"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"No bombshells, but revealing in detail and context."
Ex-presidents from Truman to Clinton: how they coped and carried on, and where they stand today. Read full book review >

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INDOMITABLE WILL by Mark K. Updegrove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A readable, endlessly interesting look at the LBJ years."
Hey, hey, LBJ: The former president, not much talked about these days, comes in for assessment by political colleagues and journalists of the day. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMAGE by Mark K. Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Excerpts from Bergoglio's writings give an even more intimate look at our current pope, although it's unfortunate Shriver was unable to interview him."
The author's personal journey to find out whether the new pope is "the real deal" and thereby get in closer touch with his own Catholicism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance."
The son of recently deceased Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver reflects on his father's towering achievements. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1995

"But this small gem is a rarity in a basically didactic and monotonous little book."
Diminutive sex therapist ``Dr. Ruth'' presents a sex guide for Orthodox and traditional Conservative Jews. ``People pick up the Bible for many different reasons but rarely, if ever, as a sex manual. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2012

"Wise business counsel from guys who got there the hard way—and who want to help the reader forge an easier path."
Two entrepreneurs impart no-nonsense advice in a blunt business book that hits the mark. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S DEATH by K. Valberde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2009

"A richly textured, thoughtful whodunit with a moral bite."
The London Blitz makes an almost perfect coverup for murder in this labyrinthine mystery. Read full book review >

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Released: June 27, 2012

"A witty and wise read, especially for fans of tough-minded heroines."
A fictional account of one woman's struggle with marriage and faith. Read full book review >