Search Results: "C. David Priest"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIDON INCIDENT by C. David Priest
Released: July 2, 2010

"Da Vinci Code fans will be mildly intrigued."
A globe-trotting, perspective-shifting thriller filled with conspiracy theories and secret societies. Read full book review >

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MEEK MOUSE AND HER GLADE HILL FRIENDS by C. David Priest
Released: Nov. 24, 2012

"A story with charming characters and an exciting plot that could come to life if the author edited and reformatted the text and added illustrations."
A timid mouse must find food for her young without becoming food herself. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Priest tells the story with dash and verve, whether in a turn of phrase or a line of art; it not only features a contemporary city with one of its great pleasures—the park—in full flower, but a realm in which the wish for a little rest outweighs the wages of war. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The leap-at-you color and elegantly stylized illustrations, resembling airbrushed linoleum-cuts, give this book an instant allure; the story—a noble tale of character and social leveling, mock drama and high mirth—more than meets the expectations aroused by that first impression. Read full book review >

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wildly contrived and oddly chilly, despite all the ranting and raving."
Girl in search of her true parents unearths disquieting family murders in a murky horror debut set in the mountains of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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THE PRESTIGE by Christopher Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Electrifying effects and a deft handling of mysteries and their explanations (some remaining tantalizingly incomplete) in an unexpectedly compelling fusion of weird science and legerdemain."
After a ten-year hiatus, Priest (The Glamour, 1985, etc.) returns in strength with a taut, twisting, prize-winning story of two magicians and their fierce fin-de-siäcle rivalry that taints successive generations of their respective families. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Though historians may not particularly value the book, Unger presents clear arguments about the futility of trying to make America invulnerable."
A compelling polemic wrapped in a shallow history. Read full book review >

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PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >

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FIRST FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN HEROES by David C. King
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A well-organized, skillful presentation. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This entry in the First Facts series offers colorful snapshot biographies of 42 Americans in several accessible sections: ``Colonial America,'' ``American Revolution,'' ``Early United States,'' ``Civil War Era,'' ``Heroes of the West,'' ``Early Twentieth Century,'' and ``America Since 1950.'' Each section is introduced by a description of the era and a chronology of significant events. Read full book review >

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WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD by David C. Korten
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A communitarian tract longer on anticorporate bias than constructive proposals as to how a new age might be ushered in."
In this quixotic manifesto, development consultant Korten (founder of a Manhattan-based organization called the People- Centered Development Forum) has rather a lot to say against multinational corporations and for empowered communities sustaining themselves with traditional values and the judicious use of local resources. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Taylor, a seasoned writer for TV and film, makes a strong debut with the first in a series of novels featuring a hard-edged but properly vulnerable detective."
Life for NYPD detective Michael Cassidy is black and Red all over in this thriller set during the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Not only does he have a murder to solve, he's also got to rid himself of the curse of Commie-baiting superlawyer Roy Cohn. Read full book review >

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ACHESON COUNTRY by David C. Acheson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"Engaging, human-scale perspectives on a worldly wise eminence whose personal principles and foibles help explain his accomplishments on a large stage. (Photographs, plus a foreword by David McCullough—not seen)"
A loving son's captivating reminiscences of his famous father. Read full book review >