Search Results: "Clint Willis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Highly literate and by turns convincing, depressing, even humorous, thanks to P.G. Wodehouse's delicious 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest.'"
So much to steal, so many ways to steal it. Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, the good old stickup, and more find their way into this tangy anthology of pieces on Big Apple crime from Adrenaline series editor Willis (NYPD, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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WILLIS by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1974

"Again the buoyant blimpiness of Marshall's open-hearted creatures is paralleled in the disarmingly goofy delivery of his message."
All that unhappy Willis, a sort of potbellied crocagator, needs to cheer him up is a pair of sunglasses so that he can open his eyes and take in the fun on the beautiful beach, but though his new friends Bird, Snake, and Lobster are eager to help, they can only come up with ten cents toward the 29¢ glasses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This lacks some of the thrills and spills of Into Thin Air but is of the same class and caliber—and will make many readers wonder why anyone would ever dare climb into the clouds."
A death-haunted saga of the scalers of heaven. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A greatest hits compilation that scores with every selection."
A resolutely fun and exciting collection that spans the gamut of magical fiction. Read full book review >

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KENNEDYS by Clint Willis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Into the Kennedy aura once more, but brightly."
A gallimaufry of musings on the Kennedy family showcases some classy political writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Lots of familiar pieces here, but the variety of Willis's 13 selections makes for an anthology crime buffs can't refuse."
An anthology of previously published material on the uniquely savage business of crime as practiced by the organization known variously as La Cosa Nostra, the Outfit, the Syndicate, the Mafia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Meaty tales for the law-abiding, armchair adventurer."
Previously published essays on the NYPD explore the last 150 years of crime-fighting in a tough town. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In this sturdy collection, men and women removed from society face nature at its most primordial."
An eclectic, at times gripping anthology of adventure writing, featuring mostly Americans and Western Europeans in search of danger and excitement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An inviting, heartfelt look at a behind-the-scenes jazz guru."
The biography of a little-known jazz mover and shaker who, in his own quiet way, moved and shook the entire jazz world. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2005

"A fistful of goo."
A biography of actor-director Eastwood that's tantamount to a puffed-up press release. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Interviews with various Eastwood cohorts keep the pages lively, but the more lasting taste is rather ashy—or trashy. (Thirty-four b&w photographs)"
Banal bio from Thompson (Madonna Revealed, 1991—not reviewed), stitched together from interviews the author has conducted with Eastwood over the years. Read full book review >