Search Results: "Duane Simolke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACORN STORIES by Duane Simolke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Beautifully crafted stories with a true-to-life ring."
A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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WIZARDS AT WAR by Diane Duane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1983, they still make tasty literary junk food. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The newest entry in the Young Wizards series is a reunion for the series' fans, though somewhat impenetrable to newcomers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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TO VISIT THE QUEEN by Diane Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"YA-ish and disappointing."
Cat fantasy, a sequel to The Book of Night with Moon (1997), wherein feline wizards keep magical transit gates functioning, prevent disasters and invasions, and generally tidy up, while humans go about their business in blissful ignorance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

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POINT AND SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Swierczynski's writing crackles with fresh attitude. But his plot may have jumped the shark this time, and readers unfamiliar with previous episodes could feel lost in the maelstrom."
Can the unkillable man make the epic journey from outer space to home in time to save his loved ones? Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF NIGHT WITH MOON by Diane Duane
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Still, fantasy-loving ailurophiles will curl up and purr."
Fantasy set in the universe Duane created in a YA series (Deep Wizardry, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Schultz extends his catalog of richly detailed, well-written histories with this life of Quantrill, who emerges less as a psychopath than as a soldier bent on bringing total destruction to his enemy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vivid account of the life and times of a Confederate guerrilla. Read full book review >

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GLORY ENOUGH FOR ALL by Duane Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Readers who prize good war stories won't be disappointed."
From ace historian Schultz (Over the Earth I Come, 1992, etc.), a you-are-there Civil War novel, dripping in blood, guts, and irony, that details the tragic Battle of the Crater. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN INNOCENT by James Duane
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Well-informed, scary, sobering, and sure to tick off police officers and prosecutors even as it contributes to keeping innocent people out of jail."
Building on his much-viewed YouTube video "Don't Talk to the Police," former criminal defense attorney and legal scholar Duane (Regent Univ. School of Law) offers a cogent, concise argument for keeping silent. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MO by Daniel Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A nicely balanced work on the age-old quest for enlightenment."
A slim but pleasing meditative account of the Zen of mountain climbing from first-novelist Duane (Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >