Search Results: "Roger G. Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

ORDERS FROM FRANCE by Roger G. Kennedy
Released: May 30, 1989

Kennedy, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and author of Architecture, Men, Women, and Money in America (1986), analyzes the myriad connections between France and America in the several decades after those countries' revolutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1994

"Best read as an exploration of colliding cultures rather than an examination of the riddles left behind by Native American builders."
Kennedy, director of the National Park Service, does better in exposing the prejudices of whites who came across the monuments of prehistoric America than in elucidating the mysteries embodied in these New World Stonehenges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Kennedy is no Gore Vidal, yet, in an engaging and lightly ironic tone, he offers a worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America. (30 photos) (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club alternate selections; author tour)"
In a study of three Founders, Kennedy, director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and a prolific author (Hidden Cities, 1994, etc.), demonstrates his devotion to underdogs, in particular Aaron Burr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Fresh, endlessly fascinating, and altogether extraordinary."
A sweeping, continent-wide reinterpretation of early US history from Kennedy (Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson, 1999, etc.), who replaces individualist heroes such as Daniel Boone with economic movements, transcontinental forces, and unintended consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the larger study of terrorism in the United States."
Journalists Gumbel (Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, 2005, etc.) and Charles investigate the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, uncovering failures in the official investigation and making a strong case for a larger conspiracy that fueled the attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"Most readers will agree with the authors' final assessment that Finley was an innovative, infuriating jackass whose braying was sometimes sensible, even wise."
Two aerospace researchers examine the labyrinthine life of one of baseball's most notorious owners, displaying both revulsion and grudging respect for their subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

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HEE-HAW-DINI AND THE GREAT ZAMBINI by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Doug Kennedy's acrylics really pop—the mustachio'd Hee-Haw-Dini is a treat to behold—but his illustrations seem aimed at a younger audience than sister Kim's ample text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A farm odd couple becomes a magical team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >