Search Results: "Michael Barone"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 8, 2007

"Brisk, thoughtful assessment of the full significance and implications of an episode in British history underappreciated on this side of the Atlantic."
A shrewd analyst of American politics turns his gaze eastward to the Glorious Revolution that placed William and Mary on England's throne and served as an example to America's Founders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As Congress once again debates immigration reform, Barone delivers a timely history lesson."
The Washington Examiner's senior political analyst examines the internal and immigrant migrations that have "peopled" America. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF EMPIRE by Sam Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A Bronze Age historical romance with brains as well as brawn, ripe for a sequel."
Barone's lusty debut recreates the valiant defense of a proto-Mesopotamian city against barbarian invaders. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE RISING by Sam Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Stuffed with slaughter, sweat and viscera."
Muscular, blood-and-guts sequel to Barone's first novel (Dawn of Empire, 2006) finds the fourth-century BCE Mesopotamian settlement of Akkad besieged by Egyptian marauders. Read full book review >

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HAPPY FAMILY by Tracy Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Cinematic in its scope, this novel takes readers on a broad, deep, and poignant journey alongside a tough, admirable woman and the varied characters who populate her life."
In her debut novel, screenwriter, playwright, and film producer Barone uses a wide lens to capture Cheri Matzner's life, from a precarious beginning to a confident, peaceful middle age. Read full book review >

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THE BODY IN THE RECORD ROOM by Joe Barone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"First novelist Barone, an ordained minister who grew up scampering around an institution his father worked in, has delivered the least preachy, most intense sermon on tolerance you're likely to hear. Roy's return will be welcomed."
An asylum inmate survives personal demons and the social injustices running rampant in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE ORDINARY by Michelle M. Barone
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A good resource for use in upper elementary school classes, but the cover and layout may be less attractive to the casual reader."
Trouble brews in a small mining community when rumors of union organization spread. Read full book review >

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Flip Flop Flo the Know-it-All  by Gloria Barone Rosanio
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Steeped in love for their child and the playfulness of childhood, the Rosanios craft an enjoyable, visually appealing story."
A husband and wife author-illustrator team give life to a precocious young girl named Flo. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >