Search Results: "Sidney D. Kirkpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

EDGAR CAYCE by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This biography of a man who was most active when unconscious will excite those who already find Cayce's unconsciousness exciting—but it will probably leave others as mystified as before. (photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive biography of the legendary psychic (1877-1945), likely to entrance Cayce's fans but try the patience of unbelievers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"Fast-moving and intriguing, in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark."
From filmmaker Kirkpatrick (The Revenge of Thomas Eakins, 2006, etc.), a vivid true-crime narrative about a post-World War II investigation meant to prevent Nazis still at large from using several venerable medieval artifacts to reconstitute the Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1992

"Another story of true-life derring-do from Kirkpatrick (coauthor, Turning the Tide, 1991; A Cast of Killers, 1986), who once again blends offbeat characters, local color, and a lurking mystery into top-drawer nonfiction. (Eight pages of color photographs, 45 line drawings—not seen.)"
Exciting Indiana Jones-like adventure with a cast of real-life archaeologists, temple looters, smugglers, and art collectors, centering on a fabulous, long-lost treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1991

"Kirkpatrick and Abrahams tell their story with cinematic precision (film rights have already been sold), using the lush, exotic landscape as the perfect background for their suspenseful, moonlit tale. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
From journalist Kirkpatrick (A Cast of Killers, 1986) and novelist Abrahams (Pressure Drop, 1989, etc.) comes a crisply narrated story of how an American college professor took on one of the world's biggest drug-smugglers in a scenic Bahamian resort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Pharmageddon by Stephen A. Sheller
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2016

"An unsettling, illuminating, and provocative discussion of a pressing political issue involving drug companies."
A book offers a critique of the pharmaceutical industry from a lawyer who battled it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLOWIE by Patricia Kirkpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A simply presented but multilayered tale. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
A porcelain doll unearthed by her father's plow becomes a small girl's constant companion and, later, an heirloom in this true family story. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stripped of airbrushed romanticism and Eurocentric gloss, a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration. (map, photo, Inuktun glossary, historical timeline, notes) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This strong historical novel portrays the impact of Robert E. Peary's polar expeditions on the family and world of a young Inuit woman who joined them. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE CONTINENTAL by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A lively look at a slice of American history. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
In 1865 orphans were given few choices in life, but 16-year-old Emeline finds the courage to make a journey that promises to change the course of hers forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF MISS AGNES by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A quiet, yet satisfying account. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In 1948 the unorthodox Miss Agnes arrives to teach the children of an Athabascan Indian Village in remote Alaska. Read full book review >

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WINTER CAMP by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"The outcome is never really in doubt here, but the portrayal of these competent, courageous children battling the intense cold is compelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Again, two young Athabascan Indians, Toughboy and Sister (1990), survive the rigors of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1999

"Himler's splendid watercolor paintings illustrate the danger involved in trying to foil the Loyalists and the daily threat of exposure that was faced by the Setauket spies. (map, sources) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Basing the book on true incidents and real people of the Revolutionary War, Kirkpatrick (Trouble's Daughter, 1998, etc.) recreates the actions of a Patriot spies begun by Robert Townsend and assisted by strong-willed, cool-headed Nancy Strong in the little town of Setauket, New York; Nancy used her clothesline and petticoats to signal the location, spotted by her son, of a whaleboat that would transport a vital letter about British battle plans directly to General George Washington. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE ACROSS THE WIDE SEA by Katherine Kirkpatrick
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Helpful notes put the story in its historical context, discuss the slave trade and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, and suggest a parallel to Jews and the Holocaust. (map, pronunciation guide and glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, King Louis XIV began the persecution of the Huguenots that would devastate France and lead to the torture, death, or exile of 20 percent of the country. Read full book review >