Search Results: "Scott McCartney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A fascinating and insightful account of the two co-inventors of the world's first computer, written in a succinct style that will capture and sustain the interest of even the least technically sophisticated reader. (10 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A fluid history of the achievements and the controversies surrounding the design and building of the world's first digital computer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"The science is clear, the issues are well articulated, and the human beings are artfully portrayed."
An award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter chronicles the troubling world of organ transplantation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Brisk, responsible, and wide-ranging work that goes at least part of the way in laying some nuclear secrets bare."
Eye-opening and evenhanded report by two AP journalists on the history of the nuclear-weapons industry in the Southwest and its effects on its employees and neighbors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Although the thrill here is in the discovery of South Pass, the weight of the story is in its political and economic setting. McCartney handles both with aplomb. (Illustrations)"
Set amid a homey and observant history of early trading in the Pacific Northwest, McCartney (Friends in High Places, 1988) tells the story of the trek that opened the wagon route west. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A probing study of a scandal that spread even deeper than the standard histories claim—and one that has plenty of lessons for today."
If corruption is what you want, put someone with strong ties to the oil industry in the White House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISINTEGRATIONS by Alistair McCartney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Outré and disturbingly engaging."
A novel that reads like a journal—with all entries meditations on the theme of death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2012

"A ride alongside a master flier with a cool head and sly sense of humor who, even facing death, refused to be grounded by circumstance."
Facing a terminal illness, an aviator reflects on his time above and below the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEAS IN A POD by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Adorable—that just about sums it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are as alike as the title would indicate: poppets with naturally curly hair, button-dot features, and patches of color on their cheeks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ENGLISH YEAR by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"No more than a quick shuffle, but for young readers who can Mind the Gap, the flavour does come through. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Foods, festivals, and frolics mingle in this 12-month tour through England's calendar of traditions old and, well, older. Read full book review >

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A NEW YORK YEAR by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A multicultural tasting platter—conscientiously varied if a bit bland overall and thin fare for tourists. (map, state facts) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of An English Year (2015) cross the pond for glimpses of an annual round in the Empire State. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vibrant supplement for phys ed teachers."
A physical education columnist and teacher aims to motivate young people with a 12-step plan for attaining a lifetime of good health. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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