Search Results: "Bill Johnston"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON by Craig L. Symonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1992

"A stimulating and absorbing biography of an undeservedly neglected warrior. (Illustrations; maps.)"
In a significant contribution to interpretive Civil War scholarship, Symonds (History/US Naval Academy) paints an engrossing portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >

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STONE UPON STONE by Wieslaw Mysliwski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Joyously anchored in the physical world, steeped in storytelling, a delight from start to finish."
Epic novel of rural Poland from two-time Nike Prize winner Mysliwski (The Palace, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY ANGEL by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"A candid, caustic, intensely human depiction of alcoholism."
Winner of Poland's prestigious NIKE Literary Award, and the second of this important Polish writer's works to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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MOVING PARTS by Magdalena Tulli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Erudite fans of postmodernist language games may find this thrilling, but it's a decidedly acquired taste."
Masquerading as a novel, this latest from Polish experimentalist Tulli (Dreams and Stones, 2004, etc.) is actually a brain-teasing meditation on the conventions of fiction and the strategies of grammar. Read full book review >

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BACACAY by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Johnston's brilliant translations vividly convey the radically unconventional content and style of one of the strangest—and greatest—of writers."
Conformity and logical coherence are rudely deranged in a dozen early tales from Poland's urbane misanthrope (1904-69). Read full book review >