Search Results: "Adam Lankford"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Lankford presents some persuasive evidence, but the scorn he displays for those with differing views significantly detracts from his message."
A fierce attack on the view that suicide terrorists are true martyrs to a cause, worthy of respect or honor because of their commitment. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED IMPOSTOR by J R Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"This latest chapter of an experimental story comments on Mexican immigration and the power of faith and is better read as part of the series."
The third book in Lankford's religious thriller series presents a fresh view of Mexican-American tensions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Very likable, but essentially a string of anecdotes that don't cohere into anything larger."
A witty, often endearing throwaway memoir of a young musician's professional coming-of-age in the '60s and early '70s. Read full book review >

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ANGRY MOON by Terrill Lee Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"He wouldn't have been far off if he had."
Lankford follows the nihilistic noir Shooters (1996) with a shrieking, hellacious Quentin Tarantino knockoff: dueling assassins, one of whom is immortal. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE WEATHER by Terrill Lee Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"You'll never write a screenplay again after reading this."
One of the best Hollywood-screenwriter self-pity arias since Bruce Wagner's Force Majeure and Michael Tolkin's The Player. Also a huge leap in sensibility over Lankford's The Shooters and Angry Moon (both 1997). Read full book review >

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BLONDE LIGHTNING by Terrill Lee Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"A knowing portrait of Hollywood as it sinks to ever-lower depths, and proof of Tracy's maxim: 'Movies don't make you immortal—they just make you into a ghost.'"
A sleuthing Hollywood "creative executive" takes on a different role: accessory to murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"An able balance of scholarly precision and readability."
An absorbing study of the Confederacy's last hours and a city in ruins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Though sometimes dry, a good summary of the run-up to our nation's most destructive conflict."
Southern historian Lankford (Richmond Burning, 2002, etc.) traces the final steps to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

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BOOK REVIEW

QUINCEAÑERA by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A straightforward, detailed description of a traditional 15th-birthday celebration—in this case, that of Mexican-born Martha Jimenez, an eighth-grader in Austin, Texas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 1996

"Bruce might have been, in his personal tastes and demeanor, the last American aristocrat (or at least the last to act as if governing was his by right), but he is far from being the last privileged American to step effortlessly from inherited wealth to immense political power."
An admiring biography of a neglected figure in America's mid- 20th-century rise to global ascendancy. Read full book review >