Search Results: "Thomas E. Patterson"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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LEGACY by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Teenage boys will relate to Lucas as he struggles to live up to larger-than-life expectations, and they will also salute his bravery in the face of danger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sniegoski's plot has all the trappings of a comic book, but it's packaged as a prose novel. Read full book review >