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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But their history is a stirring achievement."
A change of pace for the authors, who have written extensively on Germany (The Fall of Berlin,1994), but their history of the British in India is just as good. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Given Dowding's extracurricular activities, one can understand why Churchill canned him. Still, Fisher's portrait of the dotty Dowding is a pleasure to read."
Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the hyperrational Sherlock Holmes, believed in fairies and ghosts. Why should a pioneer of radar defense systems not have done the same? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. Read full book review >

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A LAWYER’S LIFE by Johnnie Cochran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"A split decision, then, though lawyers-in-training and close students of current events should find value in Cochran's pages."
The most well-known African-American attorney (and perhaps most well-known attorney, period) of our time spins tales of courtroom drama, racism, and the good life. Read full book review >

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NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON AN ANGUS COW by Jan Pol
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Heartfelt and authentic, if rather wooden in execution—no competition for James Herriot, Gerald Durrell and other animal-focused literary masters."
If you're in the market to learn about breech-birthing a calf, this memoir by Michigan-based vet Pol is just the thing. Read full book review >