Search Results: "David L. Chappell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The movement did not die with King. Chappell effectively shows how the struggle continued even as the message seemed to fragment."
Astute contemporary history of the civil rights movement in the years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Once again, Robbins (Last Citadel, 2003, etc.)—emerging as the Homer of WWII—re-creates the mighty drama in all its deadly beauty."
In the seven months after Omaha Beach, a lot of WWII was in the hands of the wild and crazy guys who drove the Red Ball Express. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSINS GALLERY by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A solid, satisfying treat for the armchair historian."
Robbins (Liberation Road, 2005, etc.) again concocts an ingenious suspense thriller around the momentous events of WWII. This time, a foreign assassin stalks President Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST by David L. Toney
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A meticulous reading of Scripture that maps out the world's future."
An exhaustive analysis of biblical underpinnings in end-times prophecies. Read full book review >

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THE END OF WAR by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Brilliant storytelling by an author who continues to grow and impress (War of the Rats, 1999, etc.), and who, here, seems in absolute control of his material."
A deeply felt antiwar suspenser about the savagery preceding the fall of Hitler's Berlin. Read full book review >

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SOULS TO KEEP by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"That Robbins can write as gauzily as an angel when he wants to is perfectly clear, even though, like F. Scott Fitzgerald with his lesser magazine stories, he heedlessly weaves merit and the meretricious into one spool of paradisial yard goods. (Film rights to Regency Films)"
Compelling debut fantasy, modeled in part on two famed romantic ghost movies. Read full book review >

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LOOK BACK ALL THE GREEN VALLEY by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Chappell's Kirkman novels are among the finest fiction of our time—even if they're too modest and polite to come right out and say so."
You're probably not human if you don't laugh out loud and wipe away tears all the way through this delightful continuation of the much-loved North Carolina poet and novelist's Kirkman saga (Farewell, I—m Bound to Leave You, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN COWS COME HOME by David L. Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Still, the merry rhyming and the illustrations' blithe abandon may make this an effective storytime diversion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Somebody Catch My Homework (1990) brings his skillful versifying to a slight, silly tale about a herd of cows straying from their homeward way at day's end (``But if Farmer looks/The other way,/Cows take off/On a holiday!/You never saw/Such cow horseplay...'' Whimsically depicted in airily limned illustrations splashed with sunset-hued watercolors, the errant cows trip a light fantastic while they play tag, square dance, and ``hitch their bikes/To Farmer's sleigh/To pull their babies/As they play.'' They're about to escape out the gate when they spy Farmer and suddenly ``head for home/In a cowlike way'' after all. Read full book review >