Search Results: "David R. Stokes"


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CAMELOT'S COUSIN by David R. Stokes
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"This wide-ranging spy thriller needs a little tightening if it wants to become as powerful as a Soviet assassin."
In this impeccably researched spy novel, a radio personality hunts for the answer to one of the 20th century's biggest unsolved mysteries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"A mostly chronological account based on thorough research but marred by repetition and a melodramatic tone."
Account of a highly publicized 1926 murder in Fort Worth, Texas, and the trial of accused killer J. Frank Norris, a fiery fundamentalist preacher. Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A fascinating study of a Texas-sized minister and the fraught fundamentalist culture he bestrode."
A pistol-packing preacher stands trial for murder in this absorbing true-crime saga. Read full book review >

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THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider. (bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Published by Time Corp in the year 2163, this guidebook contains all the vital information needed for the intrepid traveler wishing to go back 2,100 years and partake of gladiatorial matches, Roman legions battling barbarian hordes, and a fight to the death between two captive armies at the Circus Maximus. Read full book review >

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THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider. (bibliography, maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Like The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (2017), this 22nd-century publication by Time Corp gives those would-be time travelers wanting to partake of the American Revolution plenty of useful information to prepare for the trip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"With magisterial command, Stokes does full justice to his momentous subject."
Authoritative, cogent, and compelling account of the upheavals in Eastern Europe. Read full book review >

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VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An ambitious sci-fi mystery that falls just short of great. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
A Korean-American girl's sister is mysteriously murdered. Read full book review >

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THE SEXUAL LIFE OF SAVAGES by Stokes Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"On balance: too many disagreeable and disposable pieces detract from some solid storytelling."
Not many story collections include an introduction by the author, but Howell clearly thinks readers need to be prepared for the wildly different subjects (and styles) on display in his first volume, some parts of which have appeared in various small magazines. Read full book review >

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Animals Don't Blush by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read."
An entertaining memoir recalls the beginning of a veterinarian's career in the early 1960s in Montana. Read full book review >

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GROWING A REVOLUTION by David R. Montgomery
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming."
An optimistic look at how regenerative farming can revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty."
Appellate lawyer Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston Law Center; America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, 2009, etc.) delivers an unsparing indictment of capital punishment in America and the legal system that enables it. Read full book review >