Search Results: "Michael Patrick MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL SOULS by Michael Patrick MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A remarkable work. (Author tour)"
An incendiary, moving book that startles on nearly every page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2006

"Blistering scrapbook pages from a melancholy childhood."
Simple yet affecting follow-up to MacDonald's raw debut memoir, All Souls (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVERREACH by Michael  MacDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"A useful analysis of failed American military initiatives that could inform future debates about interventions in traditionally despotic nations that are also split among historically hostile religious factions."
An academic employs a variety of theories to explain the failure of American policymakers after the invasions of Iraq that began in 2003. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 2012

"An engaging, provocative view of our economic climate."
An incisive look at what the authors see as the impending failure of established monetary systems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MORAL TEMPER by Dwight Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2001

"A terrific collection that maps one of the last century's most fascinating minds. (8 b&w photos and 2 illustrations, some not seen)"
Macdonald biographer Wreszin (A Rebel in Defense of Tradition, 1994, not reviewed) presents riveting samples of the correspondence of the late critic, social commentator, and essayist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"Poignant and disturbing."
An American journalist steps lightly and perceptively in these vignettes of Northern Ireland as it endeavors to bring peace into its everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Effectively establishes the ideological bona fides of a movement too easily caricatured."
A prominent Tea Party voice examines the roots of modern conservative populism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2016

"An excellent, much-needed contribution to the constant battle to sort truth from falsity."
How the Internet and "Google-knowing" can aggravate our tendency to be unreasonable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PSALMANDALA by Michael Patrick Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An ambitious, blustery debut that establishes a distinct and often arcane style."
Combining cosmic visions with earthy anecdotes, this hallucinogenic collection of poems tells of a moody man finding his place in the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISSY FITZ by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not Jennings' best, but worth it for cat fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Can't a kitty catch a break for a nap? Not in the Fitz house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SQUEEGY BUG by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

In the style of a pourquoi tale, the authors have crafted an explanation about how fireflies came to be. Read full book review >