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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGLES by Casey Horton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Neither the discussion nor photos offer detail to clarify how species differ or why certain eagles were selected for inclusion; Horton leaves out scientific names and comprehensive size information, and the photos do not indicate scale. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A colorful but superficial entry in the new Endangered! series. Read full book review >

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HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Likely to see sequels; Howard and Ivy deserve them. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Grantleyville Middle School lowlifes beware: shamus Howard Wallace is on the case! Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A PUG  by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Another sequel is in the offing, and young mystery fans should be glad. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Wallace and Mason Investigations is on the case of the missing mascot. Read full book review >

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THE HALF-LIFE OF HAPPINESS by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1998

"Still, it's undoubtedly a moving work, and often in its portrait of intelligent people haplessly adrift, a convincing one. (First printing of 50,000)"
A lovingly detailed excavation of a failed marriage—and of several damaged lives. Read full book review >

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ALL MEN FEAR ME by Donis Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Casey's skill at making you care about the injustices of a time and place not often covered in history books is second to none. The admirable mystery is the cherry on top."
When the U.S. enters World War I, hate and suspicion triumph over rational thought. Read full book review >