Search Results: "Ron Christie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The author's argument is likely to find support, but absent any discussion of how to fund and implement education and employment policies, it lacks utility."
A senior advisor to Congress and the White House offers some outspoken advice on how to oppose racism in a post-racial society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt but disappointingly disengaged from broader social realities, except as perceived by the author's party-mates."
A notable black Republican's jeremiad on African-American self-image. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA CHRISTIE by John Curran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Not a book to read in one sitting, but one to love: a sumptuous buffet for fans who wish the Queen of Crime had lived forever."
Following Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks (2009), which scrutinized the early stages of some two-dozen novels by the legendary mystery novelist, Christie expert Curran returns to exhume and analyze selected entries from her 73 notebooks dealing with dozens of other novels and stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTIE CAPER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, the author's knowledge of the genre is ever— and irritatingly—on show."
An elaborately plotted homage to Agatha Christie—once again featuring Annie Darling (Deadly Valentine, etc.), owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on South Carolina's Browards Rock Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Christie fans will enjoy; others may wonder what the fuss is about. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Admiring, sometimes cloyingly worshipful bio of New Jersey's governor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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AGATHA CHRISTIE AND THE ELEVEN MISSING DAYS by Jared Cade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Ardent fans may be enthralled; she would be appalled. (31 b&w photos)"
A sympathetic biography of the celebrated mystery writer that focuses on her strange disappearance in 1926. Read full book review >