Search Results: "Michael J. Morell"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

In this terrific biography of the LeakeysLouis, Mary, and Richardscience journalist Morell manages to be exhaustive while keeping things nimble. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Although human cognition remains uniquely profound, evolution guarantees that it has a long history, and Morell makes a fascinating, convincing case that even primitive animals give some thought to their actions."
Animals not only have minds, but personalities and emotions. They make plans, calculate, cheat and even teach, writes veteran science writer Morell (Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, 1997) in this delightful exploration of how animals think. 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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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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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 >