Search Results: "Phil Kerby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1998

"An intelligent and welcome addition to a somewhat overloaded shelf."
A retired FBI field commander reports on his quarter-century with the bureau. Read full book review >

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PHIL PICKLE by Kenny Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Real aspiring actors should be warned that it's not going to be that easy. Still, a feel-good story any way you slice it. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Most pickles just wait for their turns to be served with burgers and fries. Not Phil. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An uneven treatment of an intriguing subject."
A dramatic story about an FBI investigation involving a notorious and brilliant scam artist. Read full book review >

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PHIL JACKSON by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"The book would have been more engaging as an oral history, weaving together stories and observations from Jackson's colleagues, teammates and friends. The narrative ends with the author no closer to validating his premise that Jackson's 'Zen thing' has been the key to his success."
Richmond (Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, 2010, etc.) examines how the legendary coach's search for spiritual truths may have served as the blueprint for his future coaching success. Read full book review >

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PHIL AND FREDDY'S HALLOWEEN by Annelle Rigsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"More trick than treat. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two amiable amphibians prepare to attend a Halloween party. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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THE BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"For those who appreciate speculative, experimental fiction, a mind-bending work inviting readers to ponder the nature of parable and the possibilities of language."
With an absurdist wit as playful as Monty Python's and a vision as dark as Samuel Beckett's, a post-modernist spins a provocative parable of political power and its abuses. Read full book review >

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OWNEY, THE MAIL-POUCH POOCH by Mona Kerby
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2008

"His tale has been told several times for younger audiences, most recently in Irene Kelly's A Small Dog's Big Life (2005); still, dog lovers will lap up this latest iteration. (photos, research note, sources) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Going back to contemporary sources, Kerby retraces the travels of a stray terrier who became the semi-official mascot of the U.S. Postal Service in the 1890s and who, aboard ship and train, escorted mailbags to hundreds of destinations around the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Generously illustrated with remarkable photographs, this is an illuminating examination of a subject that is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented, and that remains current—in new waves of Irish emigrants—to this very day."
This book, based on a documentary film that will air on PBS stations later this year, is an exceptionally vivid study of Irish immigration from the American Revolution to the present. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEAST COMES TO PLAY by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The lack of adventure and the pat, pedestrian resolution makes this an ineffective if well-intentioned appeal to get past the unreliability of first impressions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Unfortunately for one disgruntled snow beast, there isn't a whole lot to do on the mountain aside from snoring or comparing relative foot size (big, bigger, biggest). Read full book review >

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PUNK AVENUE by Phil Marcade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it."
A musician's memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted, before AIDS and heroin had the last laugh. Read full book review >