Search Results: "Dale L. Walker"


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WESTWARD by Dale L. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A marvelous collection that can only help make reading westerns respectable once again."
Solid writing and richly varied subject matter make something special out of this anthology of 28 original stories, produced for the 50th anniversary of the Western Writers of America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A solid history of the formative years of the land of Microsoft and Boeing. (2 maps)"
A lively, readable history of the exploration and settlement of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A fine addition to California history and that of the American West generally."
An expertly written, well-documented history of the American seizure of California from Mexico. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1998

"This lively and carefully detailed narrative of one of the more unlikely military units and of a short, savage war, celebrates some gallant men and catches their nation at the moment it emerged as a world power."
The adventures of the famed volunteer cavalry regiment led by the ebullient, romantic, and charismatic Teddy Roosevelt in 1898. Read full book review >

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ELDORADO by Dale L. Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Very capable, though outclassed by H.W. Brands's The Age of Gold (p. 780), which covers the same ground more thoughtfully."
An exploration of the California Gold Rush, which began as a dream, blossomed into rumor, and turned into a transcontinental frenzy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"They should entertain readers of American Western history and mystery fans."
A collection of strange and intriguing tales about famous characters of American Western history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A contemporary and festive Latino birthday celebration. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
Mateo's birthday is full of excitement, family and many things to count in English and Spanish. Read full book review >

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ST. DALE by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2005

"Still, this book of moments is required reading for anybody who still mourns Number Three—or who wonders what the fuss is about."
In a career marked by strange, wonderful stories (Ghost Riders, 2003, etc.), McCrumb offers her strangest yet: a modern-day Canterbury Tales with Dale Earnhardt replacing Thomas à Becket. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1955

"These however will be appreciative."
A collection of short stories ranges from the rocky Welsh landscape of Testimonies to the softer Mediterranean coastline of The Catalans, confines a talent which is perhaps better suited to this medium, and includes some brief moments of experience where fate often adds the finishing touches to failure and futility. Read full book review >