Search Results: "Michael Punke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A good adventure yarn, with plenty of historical atmosphere and local color."
A debut from Washington, D.C., attorney Punke describes the perilous adventures of a 19th-century frontiersman bent on revenge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Enlightening saga of tough men, tough times, persistent corruption and greed."
The nation's worst hard-rock mining disaster serves as a focal point for examining the mixed legacy of Big Copper. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"'One person can make a difference, indeed all the difference,' Punke writes in closing. Through Grinnell, he makes a powerful case."
Can predators save their prey from extinction? Yes, this lively book instructs, if they're guided by a proper teacher. 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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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAR GOES FAR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An inviting, accessible title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Garland's little red car invites children along for a ride to reading success. Read full book review >

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ELECOPTER by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"'Go, Elecopter! Go!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who keeps the savanna and its animals safe? Elecopter! Read full book review >

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CAT TALE by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Smart and accessible, charming and witty, this is one for educators and adventurers alike. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hall cleverly plays with homophones in this diverting word adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SMALL by Michael Hague
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2008

"This extremely anomalous ending offers only the vaguest of hints toward further explanation, possibly in a sequel, and will leave readers scratching their heads, if not thoroughly disgusted. (Science fiction/graphic novel. YA)"
Vibrant art is incongruously juxtaposed against a poorly executed story line. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN BOY by Michael Morpurgo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A happy tale that carries the now almost contrarian idea that good deeds indeed are, occasionally, properly rewarded. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The renowned team's newest collaboration celebrates a collective act of kindness. Read full book review >