Search Results: "Michael P. Cronin"


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THE MAIDS by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A small gem for admirers of Mishima, ?e, and other midcentury modernists."
Final work by Tanizaki (Red Roofs & Other Stories, 2016, etc.), one of the greatest 20th-century Japanese novelists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Still, their scholarship is thorough, and their book makes good introductory reading on our conflicted feelings about the nation's highest office."
Americans' paradoxical views of the presidency are explored by two political scientists. Read full book review >

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PANDORA GETS VAIN by Michael P. Spradlin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"One might argue that they've already found it. (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The chick-lit quest tale kicked off in Pandora Gets Jealous (1/08) loses humor and steam in this second episode. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2005

This first in a new series introduces 15-year-old Rachel Buchanan, Beverly Hills princess gone bad, who turns to fighting evil. Read full book review >

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The Computer Heist by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"King strikes another vein of modern noir gold in this technology tale."
King's (The Traveling Man, 2015) latest thriller picks up the trail of his married con artists as they descend on a software company.Read full book review >

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DEMOCRACY DECLASSIFIED by Michael P. Colaresi
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Academic in tone—extensive appendices on research methods will probably make sense only to specialized scholars at the doctoral level—but an important examination of tensions that date back centuries."
A scholarly treatise on the tension between government secrecy related to foreign policy issues and citizens' trust in their government. Read full book review >

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THE TRAVELING MAN by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"An absorbing, deviant tale of redemption."
Husband and wife con artists must get back on their feet after a scheme goes spectacularly wrong in this criminally good debut by King. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY ABOVE by Michael P. Spradlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The world has no need of a Holocaust tale that presents Nazism as relatively benign. (sources, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
An old-fashioned boys' adventure tale emerges from an almost unrecognizable retelling of a true Holocaust survival story. Read full book review >

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The Blackmail Photos by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"A tightly executed thriller and the high point of a great series."
In this third installment of his Travelers series, King's (The Computer Heist, 2016, etc.) con-artist couple target a would-be politician.Read full book review >

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INTO THE KILLING SEAS by Michael P. Spradlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Readers ready for a strong dose of survival and war action will find this well-researched episode entirely gripping. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This survival tale highlights one of the worst sea disasters of World War II: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lightweight adventure, about as historically accurate as The Da Vinci Code, but a relatively harmless time-filler for series-obsessed fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A shipwreck while escaping with the Holy Grail strands Templar squire Tristan in southern France while cartoon villain Sir Hugh remains on his trail. Read full book review >