Search Results: "William M. Kirtley"


BOOK REVIEW

POLITICS OF DEATH by William M. Kirtley
Released: June 6, 2012

"An impartial account of Oregon's seminal role in assisted suicide."
Political scientist Kirtley details the impassioned birth of Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. Read full book review >

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MRS. RAVENBACH'S WAY by William M. Akers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An edgy, subversive revenge fantasy in which kids speak truth to power. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tyrannical fourth-grade teacher wreaks havoc in a young boy's life, until a day of reckoning changes everything. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN COUP by William M. Arkin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A systematic discussion that provides a well-documented basis for assessing future developments."
National security expert Arkin (Divining Victory: Airpower in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, 2011, etc.) follows up Top Secret America: The Rise of the New Security State (2011, co-authored with Dana Priest) with this report on America's secret government. Read full book review >

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Leo & I and the Ghost of Cézanne by William M. Weyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A touching, atmospheric painter's tribute."
Weyman's pleasant debut memoir celebrates the legacy of his artistic mentor, German painter and lithographer Leo Marchutz (1903-1976). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Writing with Billy Joe Chambers's full cooperation, Adler has produced a remarkable record of the day-to-day operation of an enormously successful drug operation. (Author tour)"
An incisive rags-to-riches-to-prison tale of a dirt-poor family from the Arkansas Delta that capitalized on the booming Detroit crack market in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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UNMANNED by William M. Arkin
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2015

"This well-informed but quirky analysis of the development of drone warfare and its ongoing effect on the nation's military strategy is the latest lament for the disappearance of personal honor and valor from warfare that began in 1914."
"I see drones and the Data Machine they serve…as the greatest threat to our national security, our safety, and our very way of life," writes journalist Arkin (American Coup: How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution, 2013, etc.) in this idiosyncratic survey of the American military's use of drones, from the war in Bosnia to the present day.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A cautionary tale of free markets run amuck. Adler (Land of Opportunity, 1995) has produced an intelligent work of industrial history."
A first-rate account of the complex social, political, and economic factors that turned an $8-an-hour Paterson, New Jersey, job into one that paid 65 cents an hour in Mexico. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Murphy, if neglecting the wider artistic developments of the Irish revival around them, exhaustively chronicles the family's multifaceted creative personalities. (101 illustrations, not seen)"
Ably following his National Book Awardnominated biography of John Butler Yeats (Prodigal Father, not reviewed), Murphy creates a detailed portrait of the Yeats family that establishes it as one rivaling the Jameses for genius. ``We are not a normal family,'' confessed Yeats once to a correspondent, understating the matter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Stronger in research than storytelling, Adler reveals the man beneath the myth, detailing the life that spawned the legend."
Well-researched revelations about the union martyr and prolific protest songwriter. Read full book review >

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WHILE THE MUSIC LASTS by William M. Bulger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1996

"Of little specific concern to anyone uninterested in Massachusetts politics, Bulger's account is nonetheless an engaging, frequently funny look at politics at its most local. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
From the leader of the Massachusetts Senate, a colorful, anecdote-filled memoir of a political life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC DRESS by William Norwich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The intent seems to be a kinder, gentler Eloise for the 21st century, but there is no magic here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Norwich, the Entertaining Editor for the New York Times Magazine, and Miller, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, combine their urbane sensibilities to create a rawther brittle, rawther long story about a wealthy little girl named Molly, who lives in a New York City apartment with her cat, Slim Enid, her ultrathin, ultrablonde, ultrachic mother, and their housekeeper. Read full book review >