Search Results: "Peter Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSH by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a 'decider' but 'did not wrestle with the details of policy.'"
Biography of George W. Bush (b. 1946), concentrating on the eight years of his presidency. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BAD END by Fernando Royuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A gonzo record of a large life."
A Spanish dwarf recounts his life and times even as they're coming to an end. Read full book review >

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TANGO FOR A TORTURER by Daniel Chavarría
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"At his best, Chavarría (Adios Muchachos, 2001, etc.) has the stylish grit of Elmore Leonard, but his colorful characters often beguile him far from his main plot."
A torrid tangle of crime, corruption and lust in contemporary Cuba. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BUSH by Herbert S. Parmet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Unlike Parmet's two-volume JFK biography, this suffers from lack of greater access to still-secret materials and to aides with enough distance from the political wars to speak with unbuttoned candor about their boss. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Bred in New England reticence and transplanted to rambunctious Texas, acclaimed as a war hero and scorned as a political wimp, George Bush remains the walking contradiction who puzzled Americans, in this dispassionate biography by Parmet (History/City Univ. of New York; JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1983, etc.). Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN COCAINE by Nuria Amat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"In all, a revelatory tale that reads like the testimony of a shell-shocked survivor."
A disjointed, dreamlike (and prizewinning) tale by Barcelona journalist Amat descends into the coca farms of Bahia Negra, Colombia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD’S JOB by Peter Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Silly, but fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A youngster listens to his dad talk about work each night and takes it too literally. Read full book review >