Search Results: "Michael Golay"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"A riveting portrait of two men who felt they had outlived their historical moment."
Historical hindsight is always 20/20, as this otherwise thoughtful and well-written comparative biography of two important Civil War commanders shows. Read full book review >

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A RUINED LAND by Michael Golay
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 1999

"A captivating, although deeply incomplete, book. (26 photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
A tautly woven narrative history of the last months of an awful war and the early days of a necessary peace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"Even at the time, many counseled patience and denounced government aid as socialistic, but few readers of this gripping, painful account of third-world-level poverty and despair will agree that it is the natural order."
Historian Golay (The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific, 2003, etc.) has mined the thousands of letters between Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickock (1893-1968) and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), as well as Hickok's reports, to present an unexpectedly horrific picture of America during a terrible time. Read full book review >

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THE WOODEN CHAIR  by Rayne E. Golay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Although sometimes in life there are no answers, readers may still yearn for them in this dramatic family saga."
Golay's (Life is a Foreign Language, 2006) sophomore novel examines the tumultuous relationship between a woman and her abusive, alcoholic mother. 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

LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY HOMEWORK? by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"If only all students were as diligent and truthful as this one (and every homework search turned out as happily). (Picture book. 5-7)"
It turns out the dog really did eat the homework. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Expect more from this Pac Man-esque hero and his band of friends. (Graphic fantasy. 5-8)"
Mr. Ball's egg-cellent adventure just may leave him cracked. Read full book review >