Search Results: "Michael G. Ankerich"


BOOK REVIEW

MAE MURRAY by Michael G. Ankerich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Will appeal to film buffs and readers interested in the rise and burnout of long-ago Hollywood stars."
An extensively researched look at the life of silent-movie star Mae Murray (1885-1965). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A nuanced treatment of a towering figure."
Long (Religious Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies/Elizabethtown Coll.; Billy Graham and the Beloved Community: America's Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., 2006, etc.) presents an inspiring account of Thurgood Marshall's work as a civil-rights activist. Read full book review >

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INSIDE by Michael G. Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Not first-rate literature, but eye-opening."
Incarcerated for drug-trafficking since 1987, Santos documents the tedium and brutality of prison life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1994

"Kenny provides a well-researched and readable biography of a man who helped democratize religion and in the process created a truly American Christianity."
An in-depth look at a little-known American religious radical. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A political historian updates, broadens, and simplifies his adult-level history of Soviet power. Read full book review >

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LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >

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BATTLE FOR <i>THE KNOTTY LIST</i> by Michael G. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Alas and alack—no buried treasure here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The kidnapping of one of Santa's elves results in mutiny by the pirate crew of a ship called the Knotty List. Read full book review >

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MURPHY, GOLD RUSH DOG  by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An adventure-filled tale set within a fascinating period of history. (historical note, bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Historical fiction for dog lovers. Read full book review >

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FINDER, COAL MINE DOG by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Well-told and entertaining, a solid dog story. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A dog becomes a hero to trapped coal miners in this third book of Hart's Dog Chronicles series (Mercy, Gold Rush Dog, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >