Search Results: "McKay Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

FOOD FIGHT by McKay Jenkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Impressive research into a complex situation presented in a highly readable form."
There are no easy answers to questions about genetically modified foods, but environmental journalist Jenkins lays out the promise and the peril of the contemporary industrialization of food production. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine account, for WWII and outdoor adventure buffs alike."
Engaging biography of one of the US Army's most celebrated WWII units. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"If Jenkins does not succeed in doing for mountaineering what Norman Maclean did for firefighting in Young Men and Fire, he has still produced a heartbreaking story of youth and adventure. (B&w photos) (Author tour)"
Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; ed., The Peter Matthiessen Reader, p. 1865) offers an intriguing look at the deaths of five young climbers on Wyoming's Mt. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"Wholesome take on a toxic subject."
An alarming view of the storm of synthetic chemicals sweeping into our homes, workplaces, retail shelves and, inevitably, our bodies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"An appealing read for Dragnet fans and anthropology buffs."
Jenkins (English/Univ. of Delaware; The Last Ridge, 2003, etc.) delivers another thrilling tale of death and tragedy in the snow-covered outdoors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POISON SPRING by E.G. Vallianatos
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers of this overheated but often on-the-mark polemic will conclude that the safest tactic is organic food and a fly swatter."
"We spend our lives living in a chemical soup," writes Vallianatos (This Land Is Their Land: How Corporate Farms Threaten the World, 2006, etc.), who was a risk evaluator for the Environment Protection Agency from 1979 to 2004. With Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; What's Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, 2011), he excoriates the agency for routinely yielding to outside pressure in regulating pesticides and other environmental pollutants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORNINGS WITH JENKINS by Jean Yarger
Released: March 23, 2012

"A lighthearted business fable—à la Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his misadventures in Mr. McGregor's garden—with solid lessons for leaders seeking to breed success within their organization."
Yarger creates a charming business fable using short stories and tales based on gardening to teach leadership and management principles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL MCKAY by Jim McKay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A pleasant walk down memory lane with a genuinely decent man. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Broadcaster McKay tells his story in a voice grown familiar from 30 years of ABC's Wide World of Sports and 11 Olympic Games: unfailingly charming, friendly, noncombative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"When the author's preaching gives way to his passion for golf, the story has moments as elemental and sustaining as the warmth of a fire in the clubhouse hearth."
Well-traveled words of wisdom—a whole bushelful—filtered through the life and times of a sagacious golf caddie. Read full book review >