Search Results: "Melvin A. Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

WHISTLEBLOWER AT THE CIA by Melvin A. Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"The causes of Goodman's vitriol are indeed worrisome, but his countless repetitions grow wearisome."
A former CIA analyst (1966-1990) deplores what he argues is the increasing deleterious politicization of the agency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Engaging reading for those interested in foreign policy and military spending."
A 25-year CIA veteran examines how recent presidents have handled the military and defense spending. Read full book review >

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Germs Are Us by Melvin A.  Benarde
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An occasionally icky but always fascinating guide to the ecosystem within."
Benarde covers everything you wanted to know—and some of what you didn't—about the interactions of humans and the microbes that live with us in this engrossing exploration of the human biome. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF GOD by Anthony A. Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A good telling of a true story, readable, diverting, but not a standout."
A sprawling debut takes us back to 1522 and the siege of Rhodes—when the Knights of St. John came face-to-face with the fleet of Suleiman the Magnificent. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES T. KIRK by David A. goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An accomplished, stirring tribute to a beloved sci-fi series that will captivate fans and newcomers alike."
A faux memoir of Star Trek's iconic Capt. James T. Kirk that draws on nearly half a century of the franchise's history. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST BEHIND THE WALL by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Whether the device of the ghost truly moves beyond artifice is questionable—but the loveliness of the relationship between the young and the very old, and the very real meeting of the minds therein, is spot-on. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bored boy finds diversion and danger in the ventilation ducts of his apartment building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANSTEIN by Mungo Melvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Too thick for casual readers lacking a strong interest in European history, but Melvin provides a fair, thorough reappraisal that carefully considers Manstein's military prowess while challenging his moral amnesia."
The victorious siege commander of Sevastopol garners a formal, meticulous new study. Read full book review >

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AN ANGEL FOR MAY by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
A well-crafted time-travel novel. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH GIANT by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The giant, in her silent relationship with Amy, is a marvelous creation, and the story rockets to its exciting conclusion with a gleaming sense of otherworldliness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A wonderfully cinematic adventure about a small girl and the giant she discovers under a tree, and the reuniting of that giant—only a child herself—with her parents. Read full book review >

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Topography of Light by Melvin Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A solid book of poetry that proves that there is beauty in science—and that a poet whose work can make us see such beauty is well worth reading."
A heartfelt, intelligent collection of poems celebrating the uneasy relationship between science and emotion. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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