Search Results: "Patrick J. McCloskey"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The unadorned narrative is convincing in its portrayal of Rice's mission to put an education, not a creed, into young men's heads."
McCloskey embarks on a qualitative exploration of a New York City parochial high school. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Natchev's paintings have the delicate and sumptuous qualities of religious icons, resembling the tapestries on which other grand stories have been told, but far funnier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A thrilling story, at once preposterous and divinely ingenious. Read full book review >

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THE ASSISTANT by J. Patrick Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2000

"Cookie-cutter stuff."
A debut thriller in which Arab and Jewish superspies have their climactic shoot-out not in the Middle East but in the good ol' US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Otherwise, he is accurate, uncontroversial, and readable: a fine term paper source."
Just as advertised, Walsh provides an overview of the American space program, from the V-2 rockets of Nazi Germany to John Glenn's historic return to space in 1998. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"A mostly evenhanded (from this great distance) consideration of a president from one of his closest advisers."
The populist conservative and senior adviser to Richard Nixon tells how he helped turn the loser into a winner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Vintage Buchanan: provocative, intelligent and not a little strange."
Conservative stalwart Buchanan skewers the Republicans and the rich. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A spectacular collection—'And,' the editor notes with remarkable understatement, 'the pictures are pretty nice too!' (Poetry. 7-12)"
Gathered by the United States children's poet laureate, 200 (mostly) lighthearted poems from the likes of Basho and Ben Franklin, Leadbelly, Jack Prelutsky and Joyce Sidman share space with eye-popping animal photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 1999

"Hopefully readers will look past the warts and approach the central argument with the gravity it deserves."
A theoretically coherent analysis but an unnecessarily flawed prescription. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Despite new sources, Sloyan fails to offer a fresh assessment."
A journalist revisits John F. Kennedy's legacy. Read full book review >

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THE FRAMING OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL by J. Patrick O’Connor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"O'Connor sets forth a careful, well-constructed argument. Whether it changes minds one way or the other remains to be seen, but, he urges, it is time for a new trial."
The title says it all: Longtime investigative reporter and Crime Magazine editor and publisher O'Connor argues that the best-known death-row inmate of our time was set up. Read full book review >

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