Search Results: "Panama Oxridge"


BOOK REVIEW

PANAMA by Shelby Hiatt
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Lovely. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Hiatt's impressive debut offers a new take on teen obsession, tempered in the exotic Panamanian jungle. Read full book review >

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PANAMA by Kevin Buckley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 1991

"A forthright, fast-paced story that illustrates the frequent absurdity of American intervention in Panama, and the failure of American policy toward that country."
From former Newsweek correspondent Buckley, an intriguing history of the demise of the corrupt Noriega regime—and of America's close relationship with it. Read full book review >

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JUSTIN THYME by Panama Oxridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From dust jacket (which purportedly contains clues to the pseudonymous author's identity) to closing page of disguised notes, a pleaser for fans of reading that requires decoding. (map, cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Hidden messages, ambiguous clues, cryptic hints and double entendres crowd chockablock into this puzzle mystery. Read full book review >

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PANAMA by Eric Zencey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A debut that offers intense intrigue; an intellectual hero who's pedigreed and real; and a Paris of its day vividly and expertly rendered. (First printing of 100,00; Book-of-the-Month selection)"
Henry Adams, ``grandson of one President and great-grandson of another,'' becomes a courageous sleuth in the hotels, streets, and tunnels of 19th-century Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 18, 2008

A history of the grand-scale madness attendant to—the lunar landing and the Manhattan Project notwithstanding—the 20th-century's greatest engineering feat. Read full book review >

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IS THIS PANAMA? by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"An unusual and attractive take on a perennially absorbing topic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Sammy the young Wilson's warbler's freezing toes tell him it's time to migrate, but how will he find his way from his home in the Arctic Circle to Panama when all the other birds have already left? Read full book review >

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THE TAILOR OF PANAMA by John le Carré
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 1996

"Le Carre goes back to the spy story's roots—Our Man in Havana, with a touch of Conrad's Secret Agent—to amuse frazzled millennialists with the refreshing news that we've all been here many times before."
The fate of nations hinges on an inoffensive bespoke tailor in this archly ironic parable out of Graham Greene. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2012

"A riveting history lesson on communism in the 1950s."
Babb's debut novel tells of a young Missouri boy drafted during the Korean War and selected for a counterintelligence school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2016

"A maddening, important indictment of the shadow economy that flourishes even as the legitimate economy suffers and just the thing to tip a person debating whether to join the Occupy movement or vote for Bernie Sanders over the edge."
Hiding money in offshore accounts to keep it from the publicans is an old trick—but it is now so prevalent that, far from being "a minor part of our economic system," it is the system. Read full book review >

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PANAMA SUSHI COUP by James D Evans
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Better suited as a story told over beers.
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Evans presents his true-life account of purchasing and operating a brothel in Panama. Read full book review >

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THE PANAMA CANAL by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Mann and Rangel have created an exceptional resource for the classroom, as well as an epic piece of storytelling. (maps, diagrams, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-12)"
Mann (The Great Wall, 1997, etc.) offers the older end of the picture-book set a concrete, engaging narrative on another of the man-made wonders of the world. Read full book review >

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FENWICK TRAVERS AND THE PANAMA CANAL by Raymond M. Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A highly diverting history lesson, full of real-life figures behaving as they might have behaved; and Fenny is an entertaining scoundrel."
The most recent caper for Fenwick Travers, lately involved in picaresque adventures in Cuba and China (not reviewed): here, we learn how this agent provocateur was the key to securing US sovereignty over the Panama Canal Zone in 1903. Read full book review >