Search Results: "Martin Meredith"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"No stone is left unturned in this dynamic analysis of an intriguing period in African history."
The unruly formation of South Africa, set to a backdrop of war over the country's invaluable resources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELSON MANDELA by Martin Meredith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Not only a moving record of a man whose courage and conviction was so splendidly vindicated by events, but an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously written. (b&w illustrations)"
A new, comprehensive biography of South Africa's leader achieves that rare distinction of making both the man and his times come vibrantly alive in a work that is notably incisive and perceptive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"The author does a superb job of describing the nuts-and-bolts of field research, the meaning of the often headline-producing findings and the ever-changing variety of species who split off from the common ancestors of chimpanzees and hominids."
An appealing account of human evolution and the fiercely competitive anthropologists who are unearthing our ancestors' remains and arguing over what they mean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Sharp-edged, politically astute and pessimistic: a good complement to John Reader's Africa: A Biography of the Continent (1999)."
Africa has been largely free for half a century, and the resources many of its nations contain are ever more precious. Yet, writes long-time Africa observer Meredith (Elephant Destiny: Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa, 2003, etc.), "Africa's prospects are bleaker than ever before." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FORTUNES OF AFRICA by Martin Meredith
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A useful study, though less interesting than John Reader's Africa: A Biography of the Continent (1998)."
Broad-ranging history of Africa from the age of the pharaohs to the present, with a solid emphasis on economics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Serviceable, though nothing new. (8 pages b&w photos, 32 illustrations)"
A compilation of thoughts, facts, and literature on the African elephant, from a former journalist and scholar who has written extensively about the continent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A timely, persuasive primer on how best to punish, and perhaps prevent, gross violations of human rights. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A judicious appraisal of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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I'VE GOT SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
10
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors:
Trans Representation, Friendship, Faith, Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: Please Know That I'm Yours to Keep

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face

My disdain for Big Face is well-documented (it ...


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MEREDITH WADMAN
by Alexia Nader

Meredith Wadman found the story that would become her first book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease in a reader letter in a 2012 edition of Science magazine. In response to a policy forum about whether tissue donors should be compensated for their contribution to medical research, prompted by Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal ...


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BOOK REVIEW

POSED FOR MURDER by Meredith Cole
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Cole's fiction debut, winner of the St. Martin's Minotaur/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, is amiable, well-plotted and just a bit stiff."
Who's stalking the aspiring photographer and knocking off her models? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAVOURITE by Meredith Daneman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1994

In her third book, British novelist Daneman (A Chance to Sit Down, 1972) plays erotic geometry with the oedipal triangle—but it all seems flat as a plane in the end. Read full book review >