Search Results: "Robert B. McKersie"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Invaluable for scholars of the era, though many readers will yearn for more of the author's warm, human voice."
A veteran academic recalls his involvement in the meetings, demonstrations and civil unrest at the dawn of his career at the University of Chicago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Short and lively, this is a timely contribution to making the ongoing discussion more productive."
Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, 2011, etc.) spells out what he thinks citizens need to do to ensure Washington acts on behalf of the public good, not special interests. Read full book review >

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EDENVILLE OWLS by Robert B. Parker
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2007

"A good bit of storytelling, though written from an older adult's vantage point—compelling basketball action, too. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Trying his hand at writing for a younger audience, the bestselling novelist wraps a tale of bigotry and spousal abuse around a pick-up basketball team's drive to the state tournament, and the hormone-driven confusion of its young coach. Read full book review >

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GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1974

"Cheeky, bright entertainment with a very ulterior transgressor."
Spenser of The Godwulf Manuscript is not trying to be like anybody else this time and he's a disarmingly casual private investigator who says anything which comes into his head and it's usually pretty funny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

An explosive, well-written look at the events leading up to the Japanese raid on Pearl harbor, including FDR's provocation of the attack, by a WWII veteran and longtime journalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"This account has little of worth to contribute to Crimean War studies. (11 b&w photos, 2 maps)"
A messy book about a messy war. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE PLAY by Robert B. Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2004

"The talk is electric, the pacing breakneck, the cast colorful and empathic. After a couple of so-so efforts, Parker flat out nails it here."
Ebbetts Field, 1947. Robinson's penciled in at first, a guy named Burke has his back, Parker benches Spenser (Back Story, 2000, etc.), and we get a gem of a book. Read full book review >

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JOHN DEWEY AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY by Robert B. Westbrook
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A must for serious students of American politics, history, or philosophy, but not likely to create much of a stir outside the academic community. (Five illustrations—not seen.)"
A comprehensive intellectual biography of the great democratic theorist and activist. Read full book review >

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BLUE SCREEN by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2006

"Does Spenser's creator plan to tie up both his second- and third-string series in a single knot of domestic bliss? The riddle is one more reminder that his heroes have always been more important than their cases."
Boston shamus Sunny Randall's fifth case takes her out to Hollywood, but her most fateful meeting is a lot closer to home. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTRY OF HEART, EYE, AND HAND by Robert B. Weeden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking account of mankind's uneasy relationship with nature."
A retired naturalist reflects on his own life, life in general, and the relationship between mankind and the land. Read full book review >

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THE REIGN OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE by Robert B. Asprey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A hardy few may find value here. Others may want to dust off their copies of War and Peace and The Age of Napoleon."
Second installment of the two-part biography begun in The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte (2000), long on data but short on interpretation. Read full book review >