Search Results: "Thomas E. Patterson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Provocative if depressing, and required reading for the public-policy-minded."
Civic-minded Americans are getting to be as rare as passenger pigeons, writes Harvard political scientist Patterson—and the system likes it just fine. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Thomas E. Patterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Provocative prescriptions that draw useful distinctions between good politics and good government. (Charts and tabular material—not seen)"
An arresting and perceptive critique of the media-centric process by which America selects its Presidents. Read full book review >

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INFORMING THE NEWS by Thomas E. Patterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-organized and detailed book that underlines the need for remedial policy action and effective oversight."
Patterson (Government and the Press/Harvard Univ.; The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty, 2002, etc.) delivers an impressive evaluation of a crisis he identifies as just as bad, if not worse, than that associated with the "yellow journalism" of the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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THE WINNER’S WALK by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2006

"However, Case is a sympathetic, appealing hero, and readers will root for him as he makes an important decision that shows what being a winner is really about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Everyone in Case Callahan's family is a winner—except for Case. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2015

"A smart and kind story topped with just the right amount of social justice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Kenny's dreams of superpowered heroics provide a respite from his tough school. Read full book review >

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FALLING SIDEWAYS by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A clever spoof about work and the relationships formed there."
A week in the life of a group of worker bees whose firm is becoming unhinged. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AND ORWELL by Thomas E. Ricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A superb account of two men who set standards for defending liberal democracy that remain disturbingly out of reach."
A joint biography of two men who "led the way, politically and intellectually, in responding to the twin totalitarian threats of fascism and communism" in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE by Thomas E. Sniegoski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Think of Hitchcock's The Birds, only more intense and with many more animals. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Three teens are trapped when a hurricane hits their New England island with more than just wind and water. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"An exceptional book, full of rich historical and cultural detail, great characters and thrilling action scenes."
In 1804, a small force led by a contingent of U.S. Marines sets out to defeat a much larger army and capture Tripoli. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE NEON EGG by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's a mess and offers little relief from the dreary solipsism that is the novel's hallmark."
With this fourth stand-alone volume, Kennedy's Copenhagen Quartet draws to a desultory close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Informed readers, especially military buffs, will appreciate this provocative, blistering critique of a system where accountability appears to have gone missing—like the author's 2006 bestseller, Fiasco, this book is bound to cause heartburn in the Pentagon."
Foreign Policy contributing editor Ricks (The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, 2009, etc.) assesses the state of generalship in the U.S. Army and finds it wanting. Read full book review >