Search Results: "Mitchell Zuckoff"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Polished, fast-paced and immensely readable—ready for the big screen."
Former Boston Globe reporter Zuckoff (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, 2009, etc.) delivers a remarkable survival story. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING NAIA by Mitchell Zuckoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"A moving testimony to a remarkable family as well as an informative primer on Down's syndrome."
A meticulously researched, empathetic account, expanded from a series Zuckoff wrote for the Boston Globe, about a young couple's decision to continue with a pregnancy after they learned the baby had Down's syndrome. Read full book review >

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PONZI by Mitchell Zuckoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A well-told portrait of a would-be titan—and a cautionary history for our own era. (b&w photos, not seen)"
From former Boston Globe reporter Zuckoff (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Choosing Naia, 2002): an entertaining history about the 1920 financial bubble that became a prototype for later business scandals. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Mitchell Zuckoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An engrossing, comprehensive book that gives invaluable insight into the life and work of a truly original artist."
The expansive oral biography a great American director. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"An exhaustively layered but exciting account involving characters of enormous courage and stamina."
An intrepid journalist joins a real-life Arctic search team seeking details about "three American military planes that crashed in Greenland during World War II." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Emotionally draining. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A numbing, sorrowful tale of teenagers drawn to murder, artfully structured by Boston Globe staffers Lehr (Black Mass, 2000) and Zuckoff (Choosing Naia, 2002). Read full book review >

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DEFY THE DARK by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"This thick volume should conjure the heebie-jeebies for even the most experienced of supernatural connoisseurs. (Supernatural/short stories. 14 & up)"
Sixteen darkly alluring stories relate horrid and extraordinary events that can occur only in the absence of light. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR KING by Todd Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though Mitchell's complex and gripping set-up slumps through its lackluster resolution, it promises more polished progeny. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This first novel feels like one. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Embroidering the skimpy historical record with invented dialogue and details, Mitchell presents the story of this country's first great cave explorer—a slave (until the last few years of his life) assigned to guide tourists visiting Kentucky's Mammoth Cave. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT JUST LIKE ME by Lori Mitchell
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A well-intentioned work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
More of a teaching text, Mitchell's story is really a series of observations, ostensibly by a child, about how people differ and how they are the same. Read full book review >

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FINDING ZOLA by Marianne Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Run-of-the-mill mystery writing for fans of the simple solution. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Intriguing clues and danger signs abound in a mystery in which a strong, upbeat teenager has every reason to be down, but pushes through her mourning and guilt to detect her way through to the finish. Read full book review >