Search Results: "Dan Hampton"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT by Dan Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A celebration of a heroic feat sure to interest fans of aviation history."
A historic flight recounted in vivid detail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A fast-paced Vietnam War story that cheekily employs the pilots' vernacular as well as plenty of technological terminology."
Weapon wizardry and exciting, in-the-moment pilots' accounts comprise this homage to the group of first trackers of the pesky surface-to-air missiles during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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VIPER PILOT by Dan Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The author concentrates on the fighting and does a fine job communicating the camaraderie, adolescent horseplay, conservative politics and hair-raising incidents of service in the elite macho fraternity of American fighter pilots."
A colorful memoir of a pilot who had a great deal of fun during his career, which included 726 career combat hours flown and service throughout the world, including Iraq during both wars. Read full book review >

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Ghost Hampton by Ken McGorry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2016

"A powerful tale about family, forgiveness, and, ultimately, salvation."
In McGorry's Hamptons-based debut mystery, the first in a trilogy, an unlikable lawyer attempts to save a crumbling Victorian house, rumored to be a haunted former brothel, after experiencing deeply troubling visions. Read full book review >

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DEATH HAMPTON by Walter Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters, hampered by a few unlikely coincidences."
In Marks' (Dangerous Behavior, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, a detective investigates a wealthy real estate developer's disappearance, and uncovers a mystery involving the man's wife and a mysterious hit man. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON AFFAIR by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 1999

"Lardo writes respectably, but his plotlines get tangled, his characters are mostly noxious, and who'd ever want to go near his Hamptons?"
A debut mystery, set in the Hamptons, in which the very rich and the very poor are seen as mutually explosive. Read full book review >

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DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >