Search Results: "Tom Brokaw"


BOOK REVIEW

A LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED by Tom Brokaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Brokaw's account lacks the depth and fire of Christopher Hitchens' Mortality (2013), but it belongs on the same shelf as a wise and oddly comforting look at the toughest news of all."
Veteran news anchor and Greatest Generation chronicler Brokaw (The Time of Our Lives, 2011, etc.) turns inward to report on his battle with cancer.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"In an evenhanded and well-tempered book, stuffed with a sterling cast of interviewees adding their voices to his, Brokaw does a nice job of trying to crack the code."
Veteran newscaster Brokaw (A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland, 2002, etc.) turns in proof positive of the theory of relativity: Arlo Guthrie and Dick Cheney inhabited the 1960s at the same time. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF OUR LIVES by Tom Brokaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An ever-upbeat message from the well-connected yet modest veteran journalist."
The venerable newscaster administers advice for our ailing nation. Read full book review >

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THE ATLANTIS CODE by Charles Brokaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Despite the lumbering pace, by-the-numbers descriptions and a surfeit of chase scenes, Brokaw holds readers until the last stone is turned."
Word that the lost continent of Atlantis may have been found sends a professor, a reporter, a cardinal, a Russian police officer and many others sprinting across the globe. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE by Charles Brokaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Derivative but entertaining escapist fare."
Stumble upon a legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"This innocuous, easy-to-read addition to the self-help literature for women comes with the advantage of the author's famous surname—she is the daughter of newscaster Tom Brokaw—which may give readers an extra measure of confidence in her advice."
User-friendly guide for women who have entered that dreaded midlife decade and need reassurance about dealing with it. Read full book review >

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LEAVING EMMA by Nancy Steele Brokaw
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although Brokaw drifts into the mundane in order to see Emma's dilemmas to a conclusion, she often surprises readers with a well-turned phrase. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The first chapter of this well-written novel may be the best, attracting readers to the story of an only child whose special friend Tem is moving away. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
A short time ago in a middle school not far away… Read full book review >

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POOP FOUNTAIN! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"He takes up too much space filling in backstory, but the trio's 'adventure' is credibly worked out, engagingly related and, unsurprisingly, likely to be greeted with howls of laughter by second-graders of all ages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"Yeah, it's kind of second-grade, I know, but once the word poop has been said fifty times, the fifty-first time is twice as funny. Try it." Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld's catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). Read full book review >