Search Results: "Michael J. Agovino"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A generally engrossing narrative of class and mobility in urban America."
Freelance journalist Agovino's debut investigates how people are shaped by the places they inhabit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"Soccer has taken its place in the American sporting constellation in no small part due to fans and writers like Agovino."
One man's experience of American soccer's years of bust and boom. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Definitely yes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (1992) takes another careful, penetrating look at cultural and religious boundaries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, if occasionally disjointed, memoir."
A proud father shares correspondence with his son, who served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"Too bad, as the language and characterizations are vivid and rich. (author's notes) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A promising first novel falls utterly to pieces about halfway through. Read full book review >

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LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH by Michael J. Katz
Released: April 19, 1989

In the late 1970's, Katz made a promising mystery-comedy debut with Murder off the Glass, featuring the Chicago sleuth-team of wry sportscaster Andy Sussman and shopping-mall shamus Murray Glick ("a true sleazoid"). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Not the sensationalistic diatribe you expect to see in April, and for that reason well worth reading."
Angry taxpayers may be disappointed that Graetz (Law/Yale) does not jump on the anti-income-tax bandwagon, but they would do well to ponder his reservations about where taxation is headed. Read full book review >