Search Results: "Robert Mann"


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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY by Robert Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Readers yearning for stories of human space travel must follow developments in China, the only nation with an active manned space program. Those who appreciate the purely scientific results of planetary exploration will love this lively, intelligent account of a dazzling achievement."
Although lacking the glamour of manned space flight, unmanned probes have accomplished great things, and this book delivers a thoroughly satisfying description of one of the greatest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"A fascinating set of parallel lives detailing how the Senate shed its mulish ways to pass momentous legislation. (16 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
An absorbing story of the 16-year Senate siege to break the seemingly impregnable wall of resistance to civil rights for blacks—and of the three Democratic titans at the heart of that battle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"A credible and intellectually honest reevaluation."
A comprehensive history of the political causes of the American conflict in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Witty and readable, if never impertinent. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Likable memoirs of a newshound and well-known editor, today best-remembered for helming the Atlantic Monthly. Read full book review >

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LEGACY TO POWER by Robert Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"An absorbing account of one of America's great Çminences grises. (Photos—not seen.)"
Adroitly told biography of Russell Long, longtime US senator from Louisiana, by his former press secretary. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MAN by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tale of finding a place to belong with a specific setting but universal appeal. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S CONTRACT by Paul Mann
Released: Feb. 7, 1990

A cheerful shoot-'em-up showing just how far a rogue branch of the Provos will go to liberate Belfast and Derry and reunite Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE DIFFERENCE by Judy Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 1994

"Mann makes such a clean, convincing case for breaking destructive gender roles that, even though it covers much old ground, this should be read by every parent for its practical advice."
Washington Post columnist Mann draws on the revolution that Carol Gilligan began over a decade ago—presenting an accessible case for the differences between boys and girls and proposing strategies for raising less limited, more self-aware women and men. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1997

"Mann's most Dostoevskyan novel should, in this splendid new version, speak more powerfully than ever to contemporary readers."
The modest Thomas Mann boom, begun with the recent publication (by New Directions) of his early stories, continues with this fine new English translation of the author's last great novel, first published in 1948. Read full book review >

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GEORGE W. BUSH by James Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Presidential reputations often improve with time and rarely decline. Aware of this, Mann delivers a remarkably evenhanded account, eschewing the painful emotions many readers will feel until historians sort matters out."
The latest in the admirable American Presidents series is premature because too little time has passed to evaluate our 43rd president, but Mann (Fellow in Residence/Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Advanced International Studies; The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House, 2012, etc.) writes an insightful biography without much partisanship.Read full book review >