Search Results: "Peggy Noonan"


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PEGGY by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charmer of a chicken has a big adventure in this import from Australia. Read full book review >

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LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Peggy Noonan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Fun to read, skillfully written with guess-who-this-is anecdotes, but still inside a beltway of the mind. (Author tour)"
Former Reagan speechwriter Noonan (What I Saw at the Revolution, 1990) reflects on life outside the Beltway with charm and wit—and a privileged insider's view. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF OUR LIVES by Peggy Noonan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Noonan is quick to generalize, to soak sentences in nostalgia, and to ignore contradictory or uncomfortable evidence, but she does provide moments that pierce and sentences that linger."
A former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and weekly columnist for the Wall Street Journal assembles pieces from her long career as a conservative political voice. Read full book review >

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JOHN PAUL THE GREAT by Peggy Noonan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"A fan's notes, mainly of interest to the right-listing faithful."
Reverential study of the late pontiff by Reagan hagiographer (and Hillary scourge) Noonan, blending solid theology with a few pages from Tiger Beat ("His face was—oh, his face!"). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2003

"Alternating spoonfuls of treacle and wormwood."
Wall Street Journal columnist and eloquent Republican apologist Noonan (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, 1994, etc.) reprints pieces that ran weekly in the year following 9/11. Read full book review >

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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM by Francine Prose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An adroit and lively portrait."
The latest in the Jewish Lives series focuses on a flamboyant champion of modern art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Ultimately, readers come away with not only a sense of how King Peggy was able to transform Otuam, but also an understanding of how the town and its inhabitants transformed her."
Bartels was working as a secretary in the Ghanaian Embassy when she received a phone call that would change her life. The king of Otuam, a small coastal town of 7,000 people, had passed away, and the tribal elders had elected her as his replacement. Read full book review >

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HAMILTON AND PEGGY! by L.M. Elliott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The demand for stories about the world of Alexander Hamilton shows no sign of letting up, and this entry ably feeds the need. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
The story of Alexander Hamilton's romance with Eliza Schuyler as seen through the eyes of her younger sister Peggy. Read full book review >

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MISS PEGGY LEE by Peggy Lee
Released: March 1, 1989

Seductive and gripping life of the jazz-influenced band vocalist-recording-star-cafÇ singer-composer-actress—and a necessary corrective to Miss Lee's rather strange, mannikin-like appearance on recent TV outings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Hollywood memoirs just don't get any better than this. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Two thumbs up for this engrossing, sometimes shocking, memoir of life as a child actor during the silent-movie era. Read full book review >

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PLENTY PORTER by Brandon Noonan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"This first novel occasionally has the feel of a writing exercise, but it is also smooth and compelling reading for long stretches, even if the end doesn't adequately match the beginning and middle. (Fiction. YA)"
Plenty Porter is the youngest of 11 children ("eleven is plenty," said her parents) in rural Illinois, in this story told mostly in the first person in the years 1952-53 as Plenty approaches and then turns 13. Read full book review >