Search Results: "Daniel King Duane"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Lively and engaging, if sometimes too earnest and self- indulgent, this is a good graduation present for those Generation X-ers who can afford to be nonmaterialistic these days."
In a sort of nouveau Dharma Bums, drifting in and out of Bay Area counterculture and the High Sierra, young Californian Duane combines a climber's journal with a memoir of the year following his graduation from Cornell. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MO by Daniel Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A nicely balanced work on the age-old quest for enlightenment."
A slim but pleasing meditative account of the Zen of mountain climbing from first-novelist Duane (Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Duane wrestles poetry from the surf's chaos—wild and vital, supple and elegant. (Author tour)"
Duane (Lighting Out, 1994) is a surf hound, doubtless, but he explores a whole lot more than great green rooms of tubular water in this testament to an obsession. Read full book review >

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A MOUTH LIKE YOURS by Daniel Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2005

"An engagingly puerile narrative in the form of a modern morality play."
California surfer Duane's claustrophobic second novel (Looking for Mo, 1998) explores the exquisite agony of dating neurotic women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A flawed memoir, but one that would make a good gift for a father-to-be searching for a sense of self in the midst of life-changing events."
Uneven but intimate look at the intersection of fatherhood and cooking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 30, 1993

"Selected Sources'' but no list of other books for young people, of which there are several; map and 20 photos not seen; no index. (Biography. 9-14)"
As Duane King of the Smithsonian points out in the afterword here, ``Sequoyah is the only individual in five thousand years of recorded history known to have devised a complete writing system without first being literate in some language.'' In 1821, after years of opposition from his family, friends, and tribe, he completed his syllabary of 85 symbols and the Cherokee became the first literate Indian nation, publishing nearly 14 million pages (largely in translation) before 1861. Read full book review >

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WIZARDS AT WAR by Diane Duane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1983, they still make tasty literary junk food. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The newest entry in the Young Wizards series is a reunion for the series' fans, though somewhat impenetrable to newcomers. Read full book review >

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TO VISIT THE QUEEN by Diane Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"YA-ish and disappointing."
Cat fantasy, a sequel to The Book of Night with Moon (1997), wherein feline wizards keep magical transit gates functioning, prevent disasters and invasions, and generally tidy up, while humans go about their business in blissful ignorance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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THE ACORN STORIES by Duane Simolke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Beautifully crafted stories with a true-to-life ring."
A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN INNOCENT by James Duane
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Well-informed, scary, sobering, and sure to tick off police officers and prosecutors even as it contributes to keeping innocent people out of jail."
Building on his much-viewed YouTube video "Don't Talk to the Police," former criminal defense attorney and legal scholar Duane (Regent Univ. School of Law) offers a cogent, concise argument for keeping silent. Read full book review >