Search Results: "Scott C. Johnson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2013

"Gripping, emotional depictions of the conflicts that rage in the interior and exterior worlds of a spy—and of a journalist."
A former Newsweek foreign correspondent reviews his often perplexing experiences as the son of a CIA operative. Read full book review >

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ONE OF THE BOYS by Scott Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 30, 1992

"Not much danger here, but a fair amount of dramatic tension and soul-searching. (Fiction. 13+)"
In a well-knit but predictable first novel, Eric (15) is snared by a manipulative classmate and struggles to break free. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The authors intended to 'help voters sift through the political rhetoric' to better understand and face the unemployment crisis. Mission accomplished."
An evenhanded discussion and study guide on unemployment. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"A straightforward, engaging book sure to be an important refresher that will keep nonprofits grounded in the fundamentals of fundraising."
In his debut business title, Johnson outlines how nonprofit fundraisers can build on the basics. Read full book review >

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PHOG by Scott Morrow Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A biography whose dough needs less honey and more salt."
A freelance sportswriter debuts with a generous, admiring account of the life of pioneering basketball coach Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen (1885-1974). Read full book review >

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The Starlight Chronicles by C. S. Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"A fast-paced, effective teen-paranormal outing."
A sci-fi/fantasy series about a teenager with superpowers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2007

"The laborious agonies of creating beauty, captured in relaxed, anecdotal prose."
Investigative visits with some gung-ho rose-lovers, who reveal their methods, motivation and super-competitive ways. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Scott paints a true picture of the ups and downs of classroom life; her plot is slight and the outcome no surprise, but readers will be drawn to the jacket painting and the relaxed narrative style, peppered with humorous journal entries written from the two girls' perspectives. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This slice-of-life story concerns a timid girl who becomes friends with an outgoing classmate, a misunderstanding between them, and the lesson that "real friends find ways to make up." Read full book review >

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KICKING THE CAN by Scott C. Glennie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An ambitious novel but one that may lack universal appeal."
Glennie's debut thriller offers a plot that hinges on solving the U.S. health care crisis. Read full book review >

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AN EAR TO THE GROUND by Scott C. Davis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An interesting and admirable endeavor by Davis and his independent publishing company, but there's too much that simply isn't good and too little that thematically brings it all together. (78 b&w illustrations)"
Designed ``as a salon'' for new writers from the East and West coasts, according to editor Davis (The World of Patience Gromes, 1988), this wildly uneven collection of essays claims ``local truth'' as its unifying theme, though many of the 78 entries have nothing to do with coastal locales. Read full book review >