Search Results: "David Fisher Parry"


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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Good, macabre fun. (Picture book. 9 & up)"
Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong! Read full book review >

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Now that's talent."
The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

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THE JACAMAR NEST by David Parry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 1992

"A sequel is promised, and welcome."
Arab terrorists launch an all-out campaign of industrial sabotage aimed at consumer goods—their only adversaries a CIA man turned insurance investigator, his old boss, and an attractive brewery employee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A good alternative to much true-crime ephemera. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A breezy, enjoyable, and informative collection of anecdotes by the FBI crime lab, by an enthusiastic if unskeptical fan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Zesty popular science, with a nice blend of historical lore and personal observation."
A terrific popular history of hurricanes by cosmochemist and novelist Fisher (Marine Geology and Geophysics/Univ. of Miami; The Wrong Man, 1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Cogent technological exposition combines with Saturday- matinee melodrama to create a nearly moving saga of the many men who wanted singlehandedly to create what one inventor called ``radiovision.'' Beginning with an 1872 experiment on selenium rods that made British engineer Willoughby Smith imagine a system of ``visual telegraphy,'' Scientist David Fisher (Univ. of Miami; The Scariest Place on Earth 1994, etc.) and son, freelance writer Marshall Fisher, chart the scientific progression that culminated with the debut of commercial television programming in 1941. Read full book review >

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UP TILL NOW by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2008

"Goofball, genius or canny self-promoter? The jury is still out, but Shatner is indisputably a born storyteller."
Engaging recollections of an unrepentant ham actor who, by dint of a self-aware sense of humor, eagerness to please and sheer dogged persistence has earned the deep affection of legions of fans and cemented his status as one of the most recognized celebrities on the planet. Read full book review >

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FOR LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Ed McMahon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1998

The ubiquitous TV emcee (his occupation: —personality—) presents a prototypical show-biz autobiography with the significant help of a seasoned amanuensis (All My Best Friends, with George Burns, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"It won't find any fans in the right-wing crowd, but Wexler's approachable, eye-opening political autobiography overflows with intriguing detail and insight."
With enthusiasm and candor, a passionate Democratic congressman gives readers an inside look at the House of Representatives during a period of declining government accountability. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 1994

"Berlin Is Still Berlin''), but chronologically ordered plates offer more pointed commentary to this fascinating subject."
A lively, rewarding history from the well-qualified authors of The Fall of Berlin (1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A flimsy frame for some bright polar portraits. (Photos—color and b&w—not seen.)"
Uneven mix of travelogue and polar history, as Fisher (Environmental Sciences/Univ. of Miami; Hostage One, 1989, etc.) sails on the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARRIOR by Gary O'Neal
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"Military buffs will give this high marks; general readers may find it hard to relate to the author's relentlessly macho ethos, but they will find it hard not to admire his fierce dedication."
Memoirs from members of Special Forces tend to mix combat fireworks with a leavening of modesty, but O'Neal, writing with veteran co-author Fisher (with Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win, 2013, etc.), dispenses with the modesty at no great cost. Read full book review >