Search Results: "Rick Perlstein"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A compelling, astute chronicle of the politics and culture of late-20th-century America."
How Ronald Reagan lost the presidency and won the heart of America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"The gritty details of a chapter of American history that still resonates strongly."
An analysis of the forces that led to Barry Goldwater's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate of 1964. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, anyone who has not already read this essential history of the Nixonization of America, and especially anyone who did not live through the era, would do well to dig into this meaty book in this multimedia format."
In its hardcover format, Nixonland succeeded in telling the complicated story of the 1960s partly through a deft use of narration based on the medium most Americans relied on in that turbulent decade: network TV news reports. This enhanced e-book version replaces the photos illustrating the book with more than 30 contemporary video clips scattered throughout, all made available by CBS News. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A solid work of political history, if necessarily long and grim in the telling."
A richly detailed descent into the inferno—that is, the years when Richard Milhouse Nixon, "a serial collector of resentments," ruled the land. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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SLICK! by David Perlstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"What else is there to say? It's slick."
As a deadlocked election grips the fictional sultanate of Moq'tar, no issue is safe from Perlstein's (God's Others, 2010, etc.) wit as he lampoons politics in the Gulf. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WALKER by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"A funny, affecting novel about fragmented lives that slip the leash."
In Perlstein's (Slick!, 2011) winsome fable, a protective dog and the therapeutic effects of stand-up comedy help heal a wounded family. Read full book review >

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THE ODD PLIGHT OF ADONIS LICHT  by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brain-twisting but often memorable tale."
In Perlstein's (Flight of the Spumonis, 2015, etc.) latest novel, a frumpy, overwrought, 30-something art curator is transformed, as if by magic, into the handsome man that he always wanted to be. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL GENIUS OF WEASEL HIGH by Rick Detorie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"No accidental work of genius, this—Detorie's carefully crafted novel is an engaging experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old aspiring filmmaker Larkin Pace is documenting his daily life to prepare for the big screens of Hollywood. Read full book review >