Search Results: "Robert F. Kennedy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1998

"A slender, handsomely designed book, clearly intended for browsers and gift givers."
This collection of brief passages drawn from Robert Kennedy's speeches and his journal, along with quotes Kennedy had copied from the works of favored authors, drawn together by his youngest son, is too slight and episodic to serve as a useful survey of Kennedy's thought. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Robert F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Skip the 'Frameable portrait inside' and go with Michael Bedard's The Wolf of Gubbio (2001) or Guido Visconti's Clare and Francis (2004). (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A saint's biography written by a celebrity author and illustrated by an artist best known for Fairy Wings, one is hard pressed to treat this with respect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Illustrations include accurately detailed color sketches, a map and a pair of portrait photos. (brief reading list) (Biography. 10-13)"
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle (or his uncle's ghostwriter, perhaps), Kennedy profiles a historical figure who, in his view, exemplified the brand of courage and intellect required to keep this country the Land of the Free. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"For students of American politics and history, an intriguing, unique window into the formation of one of the country's most enduring and controversial dynasties."
A fascinating album of the Kennedy matriarch's collection of family photos focusing on the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by John F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though remarkably comprehensive for its limited length, more of Kennedy's voice would have served Sandler's purpose better."
A selection of letters to and from John F. Kennedy written over the course of 35 years. Read full book review >

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THE RUN TO GITCHE GUMEE by Robert F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Hunters and fishermen who don't mind the sloppy plot and undeveloped cast will enjoy the precision and passion that Jones (Deadville, 1998, etc.) puts into what really matters: hooking a fish, guns, and the art of packing supplies."
Two men take the same canoe trip twice, once after graduating from high school, then 50 years later as their lives are winding down. Read full book review >

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TIE MY BONES TO HER BACK by Robert F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"No major variations here on the noble savage theme, and no significant depth of character, but substantial research and sharp detail give this an arresting authenticity."
Jones favors vividly observed wilderness settings for his fiction (Blood Tide, 1990, etc.), and this latest novel is no exception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"A trifle bloodthirsty, but lively and genuine. (line art)"
A medley of well-crafted essays and short stories highlights one man's lifelong love affair with bird hunting. Read full book review >

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A RAGE FOR ORDER by Robert F. Worth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"A crucial portrait of a deeply troubled region."
How the Arab Spring, begun in hope, has resulted in despair. Read full book review >

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ROUGHNECKIN' by F. Robert Bauer
Released: April 16, 2009

"A must-read for oil-field aficionados and biography fans alike."
An old-fashioned account of an American oil-drilling pioneer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A timely reminder that money is neither good nor evil, but its uses reveal a lot about a person's choices and values."
What America's wealthiest have done, and are doing, with their money. Read full book review >

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DEADVILLE by Robert F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1998

"Jones's raw, lyric voice is all his own, and can both disturb and shock."
Historically authentic detail is a hallmark of Jones's Western fiction (Tie My Bones to Her Back, 1996, etc.)—and he is as well a gifted bird-hunter and ornithologist (Dangers in the Sunset Sky, 1996). Read full book review >