Search Results: "Danny Appleby"


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SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE by Joyce Appleby
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Entertaining popular history."
A social historian explores the "intellectual consequences" of the expeditions of Christopher Columbus, which "nudg[ed] Europeans toward modern ways of thinking about their planet." Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Appleby presents the explosion of possibilities at the beginning of the 19th century in sparkling, jargon-free prose and vibrant detail, producing an indispensable guide to a fascinating, turbulent time. (Illustrations.)"
A treasure-trove of information about the early Republic, recreating an era that mixed cultural and emotional chaos with unprecedented opportunities at all levels of society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A useful introduction to a vast, complex topic."
For the general reader, a survey of the origins and growth of capitalism. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ARKLOW by Danny O'Neill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2014

"An engrossing, detailed read about a working life at sea."
Debut memoirist O'Neill went off to sea, did not look back and has a footlocker full of tales to tell. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1991

"A mercifully brief kitsch hodgepodge, with 16 pages of color and b&w photographs of Rose and his pals Pied-Pipering away."
In his biography of Jim Morrison (No One Here Gets Out Alive) and his own autobiography (Wonderland Avenue), Sugerman has previously waxed poetic about roads of excess leading to palaces of rock 'n'roll wisdom. Read full book review >

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THE BOY AT THE GATE by Danny Ellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Heartbreak at its most bittersweet."
An Irish singer/songwriter's powerful debut memoir about growing up at the notorious Artane Industrial School for orphaned and abandoned boys in Dublin. Read full book review >

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THE FACULTY CLUB by Danny Tobey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"A novel as callow as its protagonist."
In this debut novel, a small-town Texas kid starting out at a high-powered Ivy League law school is seduced and then threatened by members of a secret underground society. Read full book review >

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MAKE ROOM FOR DANNY by Danny Thomas
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Stand-up storyteller Thomas tells his own story, which is highly sweetened and seldom tart. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

Here, Sugerman (coauthor with Jerry Hopkins of No One Here Gets Out Alive, 1980) reconstructs his glamorous and desperate life—shadowed, inspired, and nearly doomed by his friendship with rock-star Jim Morrisen, leader of the Doors. Read full book review >