Search Results: "Terry McDermott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A stirring account of how important scientific research gets done."
Former Los Angeles Times national reporter McDermott (Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It, 2006) tells the story of the driven neuroscientist Gary Lynch and his ongoing quest to discover the biochemical workings of memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF SPEED by Terry McDermott
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"The book will likely bore or baffle those not already passionate about baseball, but it will please die-hard fans."
Former Los Angeles Times national reporter McDermott (101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory, 2010, etc.) changes pace with a book about baseball focused on the craft of pitching. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A chilling, often depressing read that merits attention, if only for the other 'perfect soldiers' who may be waiting out there."
Is there any reason why we need to know more about the 19 hijackers who attacked America on 9/11? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2012

"A surprising, sobering look at one of the deadliest terror networks in history and the American spy agencies charged with bringing it down."
Superlative storytelling and crackling reportage define a pulse-pounding narrative tracing the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY THE DINOSAUR by Translucent Computing Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2014

"Low-rent graphics and interactive effects perfectly complement a stultifyingly bland prehistoric tale. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A little pterodactyl is teased by his wingless peers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY AND THE PIRATES by Julian F. Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Comments like these, combined with shallow characters, a weak premise, and outlandish situations make this an unappealing book in any case. (Fiction. YA)"
This latest from the author of The Grounding of Group 6 is a confusing jumble—hard to follow and based on an unlikely premise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARGING BULL OF TERRY COUNTY by Carl Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"A vibrant, ambitious novel about the effects of war on a small-town family."
The descendants of an Indiana family fight in America's many wars in Stevens' (The Time Traveler's Fool, 2012) exuberant, generation-spanning novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Brother the Boxer: The Terry Daniels Story by Jeff Daniels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"While the fight descriptions are vivid, the subject remains one-dimensional."
A fond recollection of the boxing career of an unlikely heavyweight championship contender. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG-BOY by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Good rascally fun. (Picture book/folktale. 3-5)"
Joining McDermott's other trickster tales meant for keiki ("very young children" in the Hawaiian language) is the tale of the shape-shifting pig whose annoying and greedy habits land him in endless trouble with both the king and the goddess Pele. Read full book review >