Search Results: "Daniel Stashower"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS IN THE DISTANCE by Daniel Stashower
Released: April 14, 1989

Deft hocus-pocus from Stashower (The Adventure of the Ectoplasmic Man), who is so charming with his illusions that the reader will forgive the bit of a nonsensical mess his plot gets itself into. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A doggedly thorough investigation, though missing a few psychological clues. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An elementary life of the writer, historian, and activist who wanted to be remembered as more than "just" the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2002

"Intensive research renders this technological history fascinating even to readers with Luddite tendencies. (14 b&w photos and illustrations)"
The history of the early 20th-century race between independent young inventor Philo T. Farnsworth and industrialist David Sarnoff to develop and market a functional television system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"A bold attempt to understand a tormented genius, to examine a grisly crime and to explain the latter's effects both on Gotham's system of law enforcement and on abortion legislation."
An informative, swift-moving account of how Edgar Allan Poe transformed a sensational 1841 New York City murder into "The Mystery of Marie Roget" (published in three installments in the winter of 1842-3). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >

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King Daniel by Susan Wolf Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"A gripping tale of a missing patriarch in 1970s Florida; an auspicious debut."
The disappearance of a Tampa Bay blue blood rattles the skeletons in his family's closet. Read full book review >

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DANIEL DINOSAUR by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"A sweet story told in simple rhymes that young children would likely enjoy."
Cobb and Castagno's cute, colorful picture book illustrates the bond between a brother and sister. Read full book review >