Search Results: "Tom Wicker"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH by Tom Wicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"In the end, Wicker offers little more than 'a nice man with good connections': perhaps not the worst president, though the acorn doesn't fall far from the oak."
A readable life, at once respectful and critical, of Bush I, who nursed "what must have been a burning desire to become president of the United States" without formulating any particular plans for what he'd do once he got the job. Read full book review >

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EASTER LILY by Tom Wicker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An evocative parade of adulteries, betrayals, luncheonette meals, and slugs of Wild Turkey that doesn't produce many legal thrillsor, ultimately, the kind of moral complexity Wicker (Donovan's Wife, 1992; Tragic Failure: Racial Integration in America, 1996, etc.) would like to claim."
Justice, southern style, is the all-too-elusive goal in veteran columnist Wicker's tale of race, sex, and murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Wicker's historical analysis of the social cost of continuing inequality is an invaluable corrective to conservative attacks on affirmative action and a sobering condemnation of America's unwillingness to do the right thing. (Author tour)"
The former New York Times columnist builds a thorough, damning indictment of America's retreat from racial integration. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR by Tom Wicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2006

"A crisp portrait that adds to a broader understanding of the use of fear as an enduring political stratagem."
The rise and fall of the Wisconsin chicken farmer who, as a junior senator seeking power and prestige, briefly gained both as the nation's anti-communist Grand Inquisitor in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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DONOVAN'S WIFE by Tom Wicker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Read it and weep."
Crisscrossing sexual allegations heat up a dirty, vacuous Senate race: a bittersweet election-year bonbon from veteran journalist Wicker (One of Us, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Entertaining adventures in esoterica, with some serious side effects."
Reporter's investigation finds that modern witchcraft, occult practices and mystical lifestyles are reflective of spirituality repressed by the march of science against faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Valuable not only for its frank, personal struggles with faith, but also for Wicker's memorable interviews with religious folks of all persuasions."
An honest autobiographical account of a journalist's return to faith on her own terms. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Cheers of 'STOOKY!' will rise when Origami Yoda answers 'The End?' with 'Way No!' (Graphic fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
Is Principal Rabbski the evil Empress of FunTime or the Origami Rebel Alliance's only hope? Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"The benefits derived from this friendship are pretty one-sided, as is Percival's notion of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry the magenta raccoon would really like to go on an expensive jaunt to Cake World or Jelly Bean Falls with his bear pal Herman, but their limited funds necessitate a sojourn at Luckywell discount campsite. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Enthusiasts of military heroics should enjoy this grueling account of valor."
Inspirational narrative focused on the friendship between Marine Travis Manion and Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, Naval Academy roommates who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read full book review >