Search Results: "Michael Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2012

"A well-reported, deeply serious appraisal of the exceptional damage a dysfunctional system inflicts on unexceptional people."
A Wall Street Journal managing editor and columnist explains how the distorted policies underlying the global financial system undermine the Average Joes of all nations. Read full book review >

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CHE’S AFTERLIFE by Michael Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"Meandering but heady exploration of a focal point of politics and popular culture."
A semiotic history of one of the world's most widely reproduced, ideologically fraught photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"There's not much new here apart from some synthesis of current theories about meme proliferation and networking, but the book should interest cyberspace completists."
A manifesto of sorts, proclaiming that the ubiquity of social media is not necessarily the end of the world, Luddites notwithstanding, even if those media need to be cajoled "into a healthier state." Read full book review >

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THE FINEST HOURS by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A thrilling, harrowing account of disaster and heroism. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Readers who appreciate a gripping survival tale will be spellbound by this fast-paced, action-packed account of a real-life disaster involving two tankers wrecked in a ferocious North Atlantic storm and the crews' hair-raising, valiant rescue by the Coast Guard. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The coverage of the post-rescue inquiry slows the suspense at the end, but the authors provide an adequately action-packed account of rescue at sea."
From Tougias (Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, 2007, etc.) and Sherman (Black Dragon, 2008, etc.), a brief but gripping tale of Coast Guard heroism. Read full book review >

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HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >

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CRYING BLOOD by Donis Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Alafair's sixth (The Sky Took Him, 2009, etc.) will appeal to history buffs and Hillerman aficionados. The book includes sections on hog butchering, favorite old-time recipes, the history of the Indian Territory and land allotment, as well as a guide to Creek pronunciation."
Hogs aren't the only things that get butchered in 1915 Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An effective combination of traditional and modern YA elements."
A hilarious, angst-ridden YA novel about a teenage girl acclimating to life at a new high school by Griffin (Beauty and the Wiener: A Rescue Dog Romance, 2017, etc.).Read full book review >

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CRISIS INVESTING FOR THE REST OF THE '90s by Douglas Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An offbeat investment guide that poses an idiosyncratic challenge to conventional wisdom and pieties. (Helpful charts and tabular material throughout)"
Among the high-profile fortunetellers who profitably dispense doomsday fiscal counsel (Batra, Browne, Granville, Ruff, et al.), Casey ranks as one of the few with real insight. Read full book review >

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WYATT EARP by Casey Tefertiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A great adventure story, and solid history. (42 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the controversial western lawman, by a former San Francisco Examiner writer, uses newly found primary sources and exhaustive archival research to uncover the real man obscured by myths, tall tales, and calumnies. Read full book review >