Search Results: "Michael J. McCarthy"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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THE WINSHIP FAMILY by Michael J. McCarthy
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A few liberties taken with the facts, but an excellent choice for readers interested in Anglo-Irish history."
Set in the 19th century, this novel follows the lives of Protestant Anglo-Irish landowners William Winship and his adopted son, James, mixing fictional characters with historical figures. Read full book review >

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The Winship Family by Michael J. McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2014

"Mandatory for readers of the first Winship book, but this engaging blend of action, intrigue and history can stand alone."
The second installment of the Winship trilogy continues the story of turn-of-the-century Irish politician James Winship and also focuses on his children, William and Cornelia. Read full book review >

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 The Winship Family by Michael J. McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"A well-written, action-packed climax to an excellent work of historical fiction."
In the third installment of this multigenerational family saga, World War I brings changes for the Winship family as James Winship returns to his roots to champion Irish home rule. Read full book review >

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EXHUMING MARY MCCARTHY by Jessica Lamirand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A nostalgia-infused ode to youthful stumbles and joys."
Lamirand's memoir, a debut, recounts the friendships she formed during her first few years at Colorado College in the mid-'90s. Read full book review >

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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Librarians, prepare for opinion-blackened margins; readers, argue and run—to more balanced historians."
A combative corrective to the view of McCarthy as red-baiting demagogue that finds the true villains in the liberal establishment and the mainstream media. Read full book review >

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IKE AND MCCARTHY by David A. Nichols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A thorough, well-written, and surprising picture of a man who was much more than a 'do-nothing' president."
New insight into Dwight Eisenhower's silent methods of facing down enemies, particularly Joseph McCarthy. Read full book review >