Search Results: "Craig Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >

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DRY BONES by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2015

"Johnson's crusty sheriff (Any Other Name, 2014, etc.) remains tough, smart, honest, and capable of entertaining fans with another difficult, dangerous case."
Something old and something new spell big problems for Sheriff Walt Longmire. Read full book review >

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A SERPENT'S TOOTH by Craig Johnson
Released: April 23, 2013

"Longmire's ninth (As the Crow Flies, 2012, etc.) is a tense, action-filled story with Johnson's usual touches of humor and romance. No wonder Longmire's TV series has been renewed for a second season."
The vast, lonely spaces of rural Wyoming attract some unusual lifestyles. It's up to Sheriff Walt Longmire to sort the good from the bad. Read full book review >

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JUNKYARD DOGS by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2010

"It's hard to imagine a more likable lawman than Sheriff Walt (The Dark Horse, 2009, etc.). Thumbs up."
In rural Absaroka County, Wyo., where Sheriff Walt Longmire keeps an uneasy peace, junk isn't always junk. It's often worse. Read full book review >

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THE DARK HORSE by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Walt's fifth (Another Man's Moccasins, 2008, etc.) is stunningly descriptive and compulsively readable."
The Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo., follows a hunch to free an allegedly self-made widow. Read full book review >

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AS THE CROW FLIES by Craig Johnson
Released: May 15, 2012

"Tough, resourceful and quietly funny, as always. No wonder Johnson's hero will debut in a new A&E TV series, Longmire, this summer."
In the eighth of this excellent series (Hell is Empty, 2011, etc.), Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire finds himself out of his element, and not just because he's in Montana. Read full book review >

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KINDNESS GOES UNPUNISHED by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2007

"Johnson deftly integrates country and city sensibilities; makes Walt's love and fear for Cady palpable; and casts a droll eye on Walt and romance. Even better than Death Without Company (2006): a must-read for both the tough and the tender-hearted."
Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire and his sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, aka the Cheyenne Nation, venture to Philadelphia, which duly succumbs. Read full book review >

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THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"The police work comes slow and the solution comes out of nowhere, but Johnson's gorgeous Wyoming and agreeable characters make the trip very, very pleasant."
Revenge killings disrupt the serenity of a small western community and greatly complicate life for a sheriff nearing retirement. Read full book review >