Search Results: "The Bureau Chiefs"


BOOK REVIEW

WRITE MORE GOOD by The Bureau Chiefs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Funny tips and quips celebrating the dying art of journalism and the shamefully low standards imposed on media types thanks to the Internet."
An acerbic, witty guide to journalism that, if used, would get you fired. Read full book review >

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THE BUREAU by Diarmuid Jeffreys
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This realistic and fair portrait should be read by anyone with an interest in law enforcement. (2 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A riveting account of today's FBI and its evolution since the J. Edgar Hoover era to fighting more violent and complex crime. Read full book review >

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HAIL TO THE CHIEFS by Stephen James Poppoon
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An idyllic tale of the pitfalls and positives of growing up."
A coming-of-age story about a group of high school soccer stars navigating their first year of college after they all decide to attend the same Midwestern school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1992

"Armchair reportage that adds up to little more than an anecdotal patchwork, conspicuously deficient in unifying threads."
The British author of The Decision Makers (1989) and other wry commentaries on big business now offers a tattered appreciation of the managerial talents required to prevail in the three-way battle for world economic dominion. Read full book review >

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THE ANNOYANCE BUREAU by Lucy Frank
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Tongue-in-cheek to the max. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A maverick bureaucrat becomes a mentor of sorts for an unhappy lad in this offbeat fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE BUREAU OF MISPLACED DADS by Éric Veillé
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Readers may leave this book wishing their own parental units might be 'misplaced,' if only so that they can visit this bureau. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gently surreal tale of a boy who must sift through throngs of abandoned fathers while on the hunt for his own. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE BUREAU FOR RICH PEOPLE by Farahad Zama
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A charming, modest cross-cultural confection. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith's intrepid Precious Ramotswe are likely to find an equally engaging protagonist in Mr. Ali."
A deft, warmhearted debut from Indian-born Londoner Zama about a retired civil servant who opens a matchmaking service on the verandah of his South Indian home. Read full book review >

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FIVE CHIEFS by John Paul Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Though well-documented and richly detailed, this book is unlikely to captivate readers who do not have a special interest in the Supreme Court."
An informative and intermittently engaging account of Justice Stevens' tenure on the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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INDIAN CHIEFS by Russell Freedman
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1987

"Remarkable photographs from many collections on the American West, including the Smithsonian's glowing portrait photographs of the chiefs, illustrate the times and events."
In this remarkable book, six Plains and Northwest chiefs from tribes swept by the tide of white expansion are profiled. Read full book review >

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THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

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THE GATEKEEPERS by Chris Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration."
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Whipple chronicles the roles as well as the successes and failures of White House chiefs of staff from the Richard Nixon to Barack Obama administrations. Read full book review >