Search Results: "Michael Lee Lanning"


BOOK REVIEW

VIETNAM AT THE MOVIES by Michael Lee Lanning
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Julian Smith's Looking Away: Hollywood and Vietnam (1975) is a far better treatment of the same topic."
An examination of motion picture treatments of the Vietnam War that, while sometimes on the mark, is marred by questionable critical judgments. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"This fills a gap. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
A look at the other side, by Vietnam vets Lanning (Inside the LRRPS, 1988 paperback, etc.) and Cragg (The Soldier's Prize, 1986 paperback, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"A vivid history revealing the extraordinary bravery and crucial roles of blacks in the American military. (photos, not seen)"
A survey of the attempts by African-Americans to serve their country in an often reluctant military Lt. Read full book review >

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PARADISE DANCE by Michael Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Varied and accomplished debut collection from a longtime live storyteller, a "voice from the working-class outskirts of Boston." Read full book review >

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GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN by Michael Lee West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"All the food mystery staples are duly trotted out, but the soufflé is DOA."
In West's culinary mystery debut, an amateur pastry chef is the prime suspect in her fiancé's murder. Read full book review >

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MAD GIRLS IN LOVE by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"At 500-plus pages, more panorama then drama."
Sequel to the much darker Crazy Ladies (1990), West's fourth is a marathon romp through Southern froth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"More interesting for its sampling of viewpoints than for its conclusions as an attempted forecast of the American future."
The group of Americans sometimes known as the ``Brady Bunch generation'' comes of age—to find that the real world little resembles the idealized version shown on TV. Read full book review >

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Fighting for Freedom and General Washington by Michael Justin Lee
Released: June 18, 2014

"Swashbuckling tales for young readers that could bring smiles for older readers, too."
A pair of remarkable youngsters—one disguising his age, the other disguising her sex and age—participates in significant battles of the American Revolution and meets many of the chief architects of the American Experiment. Read full book review >

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SHE FLEW THE COOP by Michael Lee West
Released: June 1, 1994

"This robs an otherwise clever and colorful soap opera of much of its charm."
A skillful follow-up to her first novel, Crazy Ladies (1990), West's new tale chronicles a year in the life of a stuffy and gossip-ridden Louisiana town. Read full book review >

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TOTALLY WONDERFUL MISS PLUMBERRY by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Lee's pleasant watercolor-and-pencil illustrations have a light touch, nice colors and expressive faces and capture the details of Molly's classroom with items familiar to the audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rosen is once again spot-on in addressing emotions. Read full book review >