Search Results: "Michael MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 2012

"An engaging, provocative view of our economic climate."
An incisive look at what the authors see as the impending failure of established monetary systems. Read full book review >

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OVERREACH by Michael  MacDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"A useful analysis of failed American military initiatives that could inform future debates about interventions in traditionally despotic nations that are also split among historically hostile religious factions."
An academic employs a variety of theories to explain the failure of American policymakers after the invasions of Iraq that began in 2003. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Michael Patrick MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A remarkable work. (Author tour)"
An incendiary, moving book that startles on nearly every page. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2006

"Blistering scrapbook pages from a melancholy childhood."
Simple yet affecting follow-up to MacDonald's raw debut memoir, All Souls (1999). Read full book review >

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LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

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A MORAL TEMPER by Dwight Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2001

"A terrific collection that maps one of the last century's most fascinating minds. (8 b&w photos and 2 illustrations, some not seen)"
Macdonald biographer Wreszin (A Rebel in Defense of Tradition, 1994, not reviewed) presents riveting samples of the correspondence of the late critic, social commentator, and essayist. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"A survey of five hundred years of history cannot cover so large a subject in depth, and this one omits many historical events that affected women's lives, but students looking for another source for information on women will find this helpful. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children know the medieval period best for its knights in shining armor. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY CAN DO ANYTHING by Betty MacDonald
Released: Aug. 23, 1950

"The book is substantially longer than the samples which ran in the SEP as It All Happened To Me."
Laurels to the lady who can make laughter for others and capital for herself of what many might term miseries, whether they be the misadventures of chicken ranching- combined with marriage to the wrong man, a term in a TB sanitarium, or- as in this latest, job sampling in the depression, a charming mother whose ideas of finances were, to put it mildly, erratic, and a sister who could rub her Aladdin's lantern and produce almost any thing for her sister to do, from blind dates to eccentric jobs. Read full book review >

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THREE MONKEYS by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Throughout it all, Macdonald struggles admirably but not always successfully to bridge the gap between the cozy circle of Dido's extended family, notable for the warmth between her and her father, and the sordid crimes she's stumbled onto this time."
The Christmas rush must wait while antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare (Die Once, 2003, etc.) is caught between a dismembered corpse and the London police. Read full book review >