Search Results: "Peter McDonough"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"A very timely report: McDonough's examination of the Jesuits serves nicely as microcosm of the American Catholic experience as a whole."
Intriguing study by McDonough (Political Science/Arizona State) of the growth and collapse of the most powerful branch of the most powerful order of modern Catholicism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"McDonough and Bianchi avoid a facile progressive triumphalism and deal quite forthrightly with the tensions and difficulties that both liberal and conservative agendas pose to the order: a highly interesting take on the future of the American church and its Jesuit elite."
A fascinating look at Catholicism's most prestigious order in a time of change and confusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"'I'm just some guy from Oakland living out my fantasies on film,' Meyer said, 'foisting my personal tastes on the world.' Well, the world dug in and keeps on digging. (16 pp. b&w photo insert, not seen, unfortunately)"
The unbridled Russ Meyer, who had only two things on his mind and built an original class of film work around them, is given a thorough, pulsing autopsy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAMMY WYNETTE by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2010

"Wynette's tortured history is forcefully told, but her essence remains a mystery."
The gory details of the country vocalist's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GESTAPO by Frank McDonough
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A well-researched book that clarifies many misconceptions."
A new look at Hitler's secret state police as a smaller crack force than is widely known, relying on the work of German citizen informers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN DAHLIA’S WAKE by Yona Zeldis McDonough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2005

"A novel of leaden purpose rather than spirit."
Editor (The Barbie Chronicles, 1999) and second-novelist (The Four Temperaments, 2002) McDonough follows a tidy, deeply predictable story about the death of a Brooklyn couple's young daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT by Yona Zeldis McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Generally insightful and, like Monroe herself, displaying tender charm alongside the glitz."
Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her tragic death, a collection of essays by feminists, film buffs, and literati about the legendary film goddess. Read full book review >

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DO THE HOKEY POKEY by Alison McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"There are some mildly amusing moments, but this ultimately superficial story does nothing particularly new. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A shy fifth-grader has a hard-enough time getting by in his new school on his own, but his mother's new career as an events DJ threatens to undermine what little respect he may have earned from his classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"As studies of the Civil War become more narrow in focus, it's refreshing to find a volume that has some sweep to it, using the war in and around Kentucky to encapsulate the entire conflict in the West."
A well-written, well-argued story of the Civil War in the West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNATE SON by John Fogerty
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fogerty has had better luck than most, but overall, this is an unfortunate autobiography."
A memoir by the Creedence Clearwater Revival founder and writer of canonical 1960s songs such as "Proud Mary" and "Down on the Corner." Read full book review >