Search Results: "Patrick McNamara"


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BOYS OF WARRIORS by Patrick McNamara
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"Intense adventures that make for an exciting, timely read."
This military adventure follows Alpha Team, a group of Navy Seals specializing in the covert capture of al-Qaida and Taliban leaders for interrogation, as they engage in military actions, deal with bureaucracy and relax at home with friends and family. Read full book review >

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THE STARLET by Mary McNamara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Grand Hotel on location."
Fleeing her high-pressure job managing PR for Los Angeles' Pinnacle Hotel, Juliette Greyson finds her trip to Italy compromised by a movie star with problems even bigger than her own. Read full book review >

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LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP by Amy  McNamara
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Despite minor flaws, Wren's quiet emergence from despair rings true. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Everything changed for Wren when her boyfriend was killed in an automobile accident that she survived. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION by Frances McNamara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Historical detail, intriguing real-life characters, and a complex mystery are nearly overwhelmed by detailed descriptions of period attire that only a hard-core fashionista could love."
The 1900 Paris Exposition provides a glittering backdrop for murder, theft, and high fashion. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

The Muldoons (Pa, Vera, and Sam), failing vaudevillians, are actually more down-in-the-mouth than ``merry.'' With $1.75 saved from their 12-times-daily performances (admission: a dime), they are ill-prepared to take on Brighteyes, an escaped convict with a score to settle with Pa. Read full book review >

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OSCAR SEASON by Mary McNamara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The main dish here is dish, but McNamara's too diplomatic or starstruck to give her whimsical portraits of stars behaving madly much of an edge."
The hard-pressed PR head of a posh Hollywood hotel copes with Oscar madness in L.A. Times writer McNamara's manic, loose-limbed debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A well-researched and documented account of the breakdown of one fragile and deeply troubled human being and of the system that failed him. (For another view of this case, sympathetic to Bean-Bayog, see, Chafetz: Obsession, above.)"
A thoughtful examination of the headline-making Bean- Baylog/Lozano case that raises serious questions about psychiatric standards, unorthodox psychotherapeutic techniques, and the ability of the medical community to regulate itself. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE FAIR by Frances McNamara
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"An energetic story of politics, racism and murder set against the whirl of the White City."
A compelling tale of the Chicago World's Fair, complete with history, mystery and a likable heroine. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE ALIENS AND THE BIG BAD ROBOT by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This one may be too stuck on the arc of the original tale to come alive in its own right. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An extremely odd variant on "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1999

"The Vietnamese communists outfoxed McNamara during the Vietnam War; they do it again in this forgettable book."
The former secretary of defense and company offer a long-winded, overanalyzed, yet shallow look at the Vietnam War based on McNamara's interpretation of a series of meetings with former North Vietnamese officials. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"More than a history of nuns, Sisters in Arms is a survey of how the Roman Catholic tradition has confronted the ever-present question of how to conceptualize the relationship between men and women."
An opinionated but reliable survey of the complex history of Roman Catholic nuns. Read full book review >