Search Results: "David J. Dent"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Beyond all the angry rap videos, Dent's eloquent reportage shows us that Dr. Huxtable is no fantasy, and the Fresh Prince may have family in Bel Air."
A myth-busting four-year catalogue of middle-class black life in small-town USA. Read full book review >

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ALEX WEBSTER AND THE GODS by David Dent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 2007

"A clever effort, but far from divine."
An inventive but slightly tone-deaf novel about the Roman pantheon's attempt to return to power in modern America. Read full book review >

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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A book to savor. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen; 1 map) (Author tour)"
Dent (former executive director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation) not only recounts his 1991 trip across the South, he illuminates the odyssey of the black soul across the second half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LBD: IT’S A GIRL THING by Grace Dent
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a 'fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess' as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA)"
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9—they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses—decide to have their own. Read full book review >

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THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT by Jim Dent
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A passionate, well-reported history of the role Texas football played in America's racial integration."
Consummate sports chronicler Dent (Courage Behind the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story, 2012, etc.) examines a transformative football event in Texas that blurred racial boundaries. Read full book review >

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LBD by Grace Dent
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Cotton-candy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Following up her first offering about "Les Bambinos Dangereuses," Dent gives readers the same ultra-hip slangy rollicking ride through the leisure world of three—far from average—British teen girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Unfocused and repetitive, though the Mites' story is inspiring."
The latest work from Dent (Monster of the Midway, 2003, etc.) describes the rise of a group of orphans who defied the odds to become a power in Texas high-school football. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF THE TRUTH by David J. Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Altogether more routine than Walker's first, though resourceful Mal shows some nifty moves with a parking ticket, a length of plumber's pipe, and the current issue of Good Housekeeping."
Where, oh where has violinist Sharon Cooper's wayward brother Jason gone? Read full book review >

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FIXED IN HIS FOLLY by David J. Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1995

"A tangled, moody debut with a decidedly dark view of religion and the religious (the author is a former Jesuit priest): a solid, sordid job of work."
Turbo-powered attorney Harriet (Happy) Mallory hires Chicago p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2006

"A fascinating and vital, if lopsided, record of an important conflict in British military history."
Intimidatingly researched, Kenney's absorbing account of the Falklands War's iconic Battle of Goose Green manages the weight of its subject with sobriety and pathos, if not consistent objectivity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A trifle repetitive in a lawyerly way, but a thorough, often wryly funny, and closely argued work of legal and social history."
A well-wrought cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to impose morality by law. Read full book review >