Search Results: "Mike Dowling"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A unique testimonial from today's professional, highly specialized military, with a clear extra appeal to animal lovers."
Straightforward telling of an unusual wartime narrative: the reintroduction of the Marines' Military Working Dog (MWD) teams to frontline combat for the first time since Vietnam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Expect the warmest response from a nonprofessional audience."
Again, Dowling (Perfect Woman, 1988, etc.) uses personal experience—her daughter's depression—as the springboard for her writing, this time arguing for the primary role of brain biochemistry in a large number of illnesses frequently considered biological in origin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2000

"The assumption of men's ill-will and bad behavior toward women will doubtless rankle many male readers, but women's study groups should find this convincing and comforting—if not downright inspiring."
A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Engagingly written, but essentially a reworking of the territory of the author's earlier books, without many surprises. (Author tour)"
The Cinderella Complex revisited, this time with dollar signs added. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT JOURNEY by Paul Dowling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The only problem is that the text—Nicky's various where-are-we-goings and Dad's vague answers—is not half as interesting as the engineering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's a clever book—using a combination of clear acetate windows and sliding panels, Dowling plays with the transformation of darkness into light. Read full book review >

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EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY by Gregory Dowling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1991

"This lighthearted romp from Dowling (Double Take, See Naples and Kill) would be just about perfect if it ended a hundred pages earlier."
The same evening that enterprising artist-forger Martin Phipps meets Venetian reporter Toni Sambon at a gallery opening, he saves Toni from muggers and glimpses a stolen canvas by Cima da Conegliano in his bag, and the following night, two men break into Martin's flat and burn all his own paintings when he won't (can't) tell them where Toni is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Vivid, lively, and informative, with a secure grip on reality combined with a conviction that, at 50 and beyond, not only is the glass half full, it's ready for a refill."
The best so far of the recent spate of ``this is what 50 is like'' books from women leading the Baby Boomers into middle age. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A HUSBAND by Tim Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Tongue-in-cheek observations on married life coupled with poignant moments of true love and grief."
One man's humorous tips on navigating the complex marriage highway. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An important story of human struggle, determination and triumph."
The former director of education at James Madison's Montpelier debuts with the biography of Paul Jennings, a slave who grew up with the Madisons, was with the former president when he died, gained his freedom and sired many descendants. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2017

"Important research on an overlooked but significant figure."
A lively work chronicling the growth of the educated African-American movers and shakers in Washington, D.C., on the brink of renewed Jim Crow laws. Read full book review >

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BUG PATROL by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A fun spoof. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug's busy day highlights the many varied jobs of a police officer. Read full book review >