Search Results: "Neil Sheehan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Short but closely observed; essential for your Vietnam shelf."
A view of Vietnam since America's involvement, by the author of perhaps the best book on the war, A Bright Shining Lie (1988). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 14, 1988

"His canvas is broad, filled with neatly integrated historical information, sharply observed portraits (from policy level on down), tactical and logistic detail, and insightful political analysis, along with the biography of a fascinating and uniquely American character."
Using the life of one man as his framework, Sheehan (The Arnheiter Affair, 1971) has written the best book on America's involvement in Vietnam since Frances Fitzgerald's Fire in the Lake. Read full book review >

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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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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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GOODNIGHT, BOY by Nikki Sheehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A tension-filled and provocative premise commands readers' attention even if it ultimately misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A boy newly arrived to the United States is locked in an outdoor kennel by his abusive adoptive father in this thriller. Read full book review >