Search Results: "Douglas B. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

With uncommon brio, Thimmesh traces the course of women in the modern international political arena, profiling with even-handed admiration pivotal figures, from Susan B. Anthony to Condoleezza Rice and Benazir Bhutto, who have left, or are leaving, "a lasting footprint—whether it be pointy-toed and spike-heeled or rubber-soled and loosely laced—on the very bedrock of America" and the world. Read full book review >

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE FOR KIDS! by Jimmy Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fans of the film will find this a wonderful treat to add to their seasonal ritual. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The actor who played the youngest son in the classic film It's a Wonderful Life here creates a sequel of sorts, focusing on his character of Tommy Bailey, now 11 years old. Read full book review >

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MARKET DAY by Carol Foskett Cordsen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Moral: Don't forget to feed the cow. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Bensons, of The Milkman (2005) fame, neglect to feed the family cow (and to close the gate) as they rush off to pick apples to take to the local farmers' market. Read full book review >

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THE MILKMAN by Carol Foskett Cordsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A glowing tribute to community and a delightful taste of Americana, delivered with style and a smile. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Milkman jacket. Milkman hat. / Cranky pickup. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE MOON by Douglas C. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A grand generation-spanning tale that brings a melting-pot past to vivid life."
With his customary craft and brio, Jones (This Savage Race, 1993, etc.) records the progress of an Old World pilgrim and his heirs during America's formative years. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR TEMPERANCE MOON by Douglas C. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"This is not for only western readers."
The most successful madam in Ft. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER FOR LOCO SHOAT by Douglas C. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Entertaining fare expertly set in a turning-point of American history, from a prolific old pro whose oeuvre bears consideration as a national treasure."
The killers who leave a naked corpse on an Arkansas River bank in the spring of 1907 lead legendary lawman Oscar Schiller a merry chase through Indian Country and beyond, in another delightful period piece from Jones (Shadow of the Moon, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THIS SAVAGE RACE by Douglas C. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"Vivid and lively, with each character superbly drawn: an engrossing if far-fetched tale of family life and unsung heroes in the taming of the West."
A first-class yarnspinner (The Search for Temperance Moon, 1991, etc.) lives up to his award-winning standard in this latest saga from the Arkansas wilderness—in which a hardy pioneer family survives an earthquake, Indian attackers, and the designs of unscrupulous men before taking root and prospering in the Ozarks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 10, 2011

"For anyone interested in health care and its intersection with public policy and politics—and especially for those who like their reading in uniform, premeasured doses—this book fills the prescription."
In this collection of essays, a former assistant surgeon general examines virtually every major issue in contemporary health care and U.S. public health policy. Read full book review >

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Heroes and Giants by Douglas B. Ashby
Released: April 29, 2013

"Bloodcurdling recollections from a regular guy who answered the call when the alarm bell rang.
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The heart-and-guts career of a California firefighter whose good days saw children saved and bad days saw loved ones lost. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Well-intentioned, but missing the depth and insight the topic deserves. (12 b&w illus.)"
A sincere but ultimately unsatisfying attempt to understand the origin of domestic abuse among seemingly sensible, politically enlightened women. Read full book review >

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PARTICLES AND LUCK by Louis B. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"An elementary background in theoretical physics, while not required, would be helpful."
A pivotal 24 hours in the life of a yuppie physicist whose neighbor persuades him that their condos are in danger of being seized by a faceless corporation in a bizarre legal action. Read full book review >