Search Results: "Zachary Mexico"


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CHINA UNDERGROUND by Zachary Mexico
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A hardy, useful work of journalism."
In 16 punchy, occasionally underdeveloped essays, a young American journalist who has lived and studied in China spotlights some of the marginal types whose stories reveal a lot about this drastically changing country. Read full book review >

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MEXICO by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Sept. 13, 1939

"A thoughtful study of material at hand."
An Englishman and a Conservative spends two months in Mexico and presents a study of conditions in that country. Read full book review >

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MEXICO by Josh Barkan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Masterful stories that peel away at the thin border between everyday life and profane violence in modern-day Mexico."
Twelve crime-tinted short stories from an American writer who lives part-time in Mexico. Read full book review >

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MEXICO by Jo Tuckman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An important investigation of Mexico's recent political, economic and social past—and its possibilities for the future."
An insightful firsthand examination of Mexico from 2000 to the present. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The results are mixed."
Well-known novelist and short-story writer Adams (also this year's Best American Short Stories editor—see above) reflects on a lifetime of vacationing in Mexico. Read full book review >

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MEXICO by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Genteel, free of epic overkill, safe for all ages, although kids may ask, 'What's a bullfight?"
The master of The Big National Treatment (Caribbean, Alaska, Poland, etc.) moves Mexico and Mexican history to the background of a novel about the passions, fine points, and meaning of bullfighting. Read full book review >

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Zachary Thackary by David Michael Layne
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Seaworthy beach reading for younger audiences."
A tender coming-of-age adventure that entangles a young boy in pirate shenanigans with his first love. Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 2012

"Stylish prose and a vivid portrayal of Mexican landscapes and cuisine keep this often unsteady story on course."
Fitter's debut novel chronicles the exploits of an increasingly successful business owner who struggles to steer clear of corruption in 1940s Mexico City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Well-informed, but more of a fervent screed than a well-rounded study."
A dense chronicle of indigenous struggle in Mexico from journalist Gibler. Read full book review >

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MEXICO WAY by Robert Moss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 1991

"Original, horrifying, extremely entertaining, and certainly no stranger than any of the bungled real-life geopolitics of the past 20 years."
Moss, who sometimes teams with Arnaud de Borchgrave (Monimbo, 1983) and sometimes doesn't (Death Beam, 1981), cooks up a Tex-Mex thriller about secession and oil rights and dirty politics on both sides of the Rio Grande in which the hero is, of all things, a decent CIA officer. Read full book review >

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"A glowing, tangy slice of life from a quirky Shangri-la."
An American woman finds her bliss south of the border in this beguiling memoir. Read full book review >