Search Results: "Michael A. Bellesiles"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Surrounded by Bellesiles' acerbic commentary, this is a useful, unsettling bottom-up history of America's wars that emphasizes the soldiers' mistreatment, suffering and injustice."
Plenty of books record soldiers' writings and interviews, but this one stands out modestly by sticking mostly to enlisted men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"A timely and powerful text that reverberates with the explosions of treasured American myths."
A spirited, scholarly analysis of the prominence of the gun in American history and mythology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1991

"Sympathetic and sensitive reporting, as well as an astute commentary on the problems of maintaining an independent judicial system in a one-party state. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The death of Julie Ward in a Kenyan game park made headlines around the world in 1989, and her murderers have yet to be tried. Read full book review >