Search Results: "Richard J. McNally"


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WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS? by Richard J. McNally
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2011

"Compassionate and insightful."
McNally (Psychology/Harvard Univ.; Remembering Trauma, 2003, etc.) takes a hard look at statistics that seem to indicate that "[m]adness…is rampant in America." Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S REPORT CARD by John McNally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Totally charming whacked-out politics."
Two likable misfits are brought together by the Bush administration's dastardly use of national education tests. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S ATLAS OF NATIVE AMERICANS by Rand McNally
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Disappointing. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A superficial look at the cultures of various regional groups in both Americas. Read full book review >

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LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT by T.M. McNally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Helen says, and McNally insistently chops up his narratives—occasionally achieving aesthetic success—to make them reflect human uncertainty in the face of life's surprises."
McNally's first collection of 14 stories, winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award, leisurely patches together instances from the lives of two interrelated families and their small circle of friends who have been touched by an accidental death and by a great deal of drifting and aimlessness. Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS by T.M. McNally
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Sex and violence without sensationalism, but so distanced as to keep any emotional response well-muffled."
Murky first novel centered on a teenage suicide, by a past winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award (Low Flying Aircraft, 1991). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"A series of lively postcards from a peerless journey. 'Definitely long, definitely strange—and definitely a trip,' said band member Phil Lesh. Wish you were here."
Like a Grateful Dead concert, McNally's authorized biography of the great band is amiable, digressive, and transporting, capable of minor misadventures but always worth witnessing. Read full book review >

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ON HIGHWAY 61 by Dennis McNally
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A concise, Dylan-heavy history of the American relationship between race and music."
A combination of cultural history of American popular music and race relations and a fan's notes on Bob Dylan, whose story consumes the final 100 pages. Read full book review >

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GERMANIA by Brendan McNally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Interesting history, but the writing is pedantic."
A historical novel of sorts, blending fact and fiction, set in the last days of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Casts intriguing new light on a famous unsolved mystery. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The life and colorful times of a New York State Supreme Court justice who went missing one warm August evening in 1930. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"Thoughtful reportage and analysis from a distinguished jurist and witness of the prosecution."
South African judge Goldstone, drawing on his experiences investigating the causes of political unrest during South Africa's transition to democracy and as chief prosecutor of Yugoslavian and Rwandan war crimes, offers a cogent memoir of those times as well as a brief for supporting an international criminal court. Read full book review >