Search Results: "Neil MacNeil"


BOOK REVIEW

NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN SENATE by Neil MacNeil
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"A useful, engaging primer for anyone wishing to understand the politics, precedent and procedures that have shaped the Senate."
Two longtime observers of our government in action offer a multidimensional study of the history, traditions and culture of the United States Senate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"In any case, there's not much Broadway razzle-dazzle in these extremely decorous pages, but MacNeil's seen enough to keep his reminiscences percolating."
A quarter-century after Wordstruck (1989), MacNeil returns to the memoir form to limn the slow accrual of character definitions, highlighted by critical historical episodes, which marked him as a newsman and shaped his journey from Canadian birth to US citizenship. Read full book review >

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BREAKING NEWS by Robert MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A zesty blend of froth and fury that, despite its unevenness, should be MacNeil's most commercial book yet. (Author tour)"
TV newsroom tell-all from the former PBS co-anchor. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF DESIRE by Robert MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1992

"MacNeil writes wonderfully well and has a great deal to say about intelligent, middle-class people trying to sort things out in the face of calamity."
PBS newsman MacNeil's first novel is about sex and war and love and loyalty and civic calamity in early 20th-century Halifax. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE by Robert MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Author tour)"
Newsman MacNeil follows 1992's much-lauded Burden of Desire (1992) with this smoothly told if soap-operatic tale of a long and sweaty affair between a Canadian diplomat and a Caribbean fashion model. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THUMB by Jerry MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"An honest look at ugliness, hope, and love in a struggling small town."
In this debut novel, an act of destruction sends a high school football player's life spiraling toward blessed terrain. Read full book review >