Search Results: "Michael Steven Smith"


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IMAGINE by Frances Goldin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Le Blanc's cogent, well-informed essay sums up the book's main thrust: Only a politically aware, socially committed populace can effect important and lasting change."
Passionate essays imagining a socialist America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"A prideful, patriotic and impassioned account."
Engaging insider history of the U.S. Army's undercover special-ops unit known as "The Activity." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"A fine contribution to the genre: The author has done his homework well, interviewing survivors and poring over old records to tell the story of one of the greatest capers of the century."
An account of American and British operations that broke Japanese codes during WWII. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1996

"A deft, amusing look at history, life, and people in a small southern town, as well as at a large-scale adventure in renovation. (18 b&w line drawings)"
For sale: century-old Joye Cottage, 60 rooms, including 12 baths, billiard room, ballroom, 100-foot veranda; needs work. Read full book review >

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HOWARD AND GRACIE'S LUNCHEONETTE by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"A slight if affectionate effort, but a strong picture-book debut for Sours. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Blow by blow, an admiring account of a busy day feeding an urban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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POOCH ON THE LOOSE by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A map of Max's journey is included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bart is a little terrier who lives in a huge apartment building in New York City with his owner, Max. Read full book review >

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ONE OF US by Michael Marshall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"But heavy-handed deus-ex-machina action clobbers the story's more delicate facets."
Attempting to build on the success of last year's Spares, the London-based Smith serves up a nicely atmospheric but, in the end, overextended thriller about a caretaker of other people's memories who suddenly finds himself on everyone's most-wanted list. Read full book review >

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SPARES by Michael Marshall Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"If a novel was ever destined to follow Ridley Scott's classic filming of Philip K. Dick's Blade Runner, this is it. (Film rights optioned by DreamWorks SKG; author tour)"
British writer Smith's first US publication, an action fantasy about a future dystopia. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Smith knows the Civil War in his bones, and his novel will leave readers emotionally drained but grateful."
This lean Civil War sequel packs in more history and raw emotion than a 600-page epic. Read full book review >

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JEREMIAH: TERRORIST PROPHET by Michael A. Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A fallen soufflÇ. (First printing of 75,000; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Tritely formulaic, tongue-in-cheek psychokiller first novel, infrequently redeemed by sarcastic winks at the questionable entanglements binding TV journalists to the purveyors of media-ready sensationalism. Read full book review >

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DESPERATION ROAD by Michael Farris Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Smith writes shapely prose and sharp dialogue and everywhere displays an acute sense of the moments and pain that can define lives in a small town."
Two hard-luck cases collide in this smooth-flowing novel of the Deep South, where a Mississippi town harbors a long-brewing hunger for vengeance and a slim chance of redemption. Read full book review >