Search Results: "Dwayne Ferguson"


BOOK REVIEW

LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Fans of Mailer will be disappointed."
Memories and reflections of a friendship with an American literary giant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTY ACRES by Dwayne Alexander Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"While inventive, Smith's writing lacks the polish and depth this plot needs to succeed."
Screenwriter Smith tackles the brutality of slavery in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award-winning author Ferguson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blue's Point by Richard Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"Respectful and astute handling of serious social conflicts in a satisfying yarn."
In Ferguson's (The Thin Line Between Life and Death, 2013, etc.) thriller, a just-released convict and a journalist travel to a small Texas town where racial tension breeds contempt and violence.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"A somewhat useful documentation, but a shorter, tighter tale would have been welcome."
A sometimes sluggish recitation of a thrilling episode at the dawn of the Bolshevik era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Helpful graphs and tabular material throughout."
An arresting collection of revisionist essays that (despite what will strike most readers as a surfeit of donnish baggage) put a fresh spin on Tip O'Neill's dictum that money is the mother's milk of politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Serviceable but ponderous. Best for those engaged in humanitarian-aid and international-development work, but readers seeking depth on the Aral issue will do better to turn to Tom Bissell's much superior Chasing the Sea (2003)."
The Aral Sea of Central Asia has all but disappeared within the space of a generation. Writes international-aid consultant and debut author Ferguson, "the disaster was ultimately caused by the sort of mad obsession that lays claim to the human conscience when it carries out a murder." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE SUCCESS LIES by Rhona Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Has heart but lacks craft and efficiency."
In Ferguson's debut novel based on a true story, a driven businesswoman takes extreme and innovative measures to combat prejudice and propel her career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAND OF LINCOLN by Andrew Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Colorful, opinionated, openly hostile to the new historians—and great fun to read. "
A search for traces of the Great Emancipator in today's America. Read full book review >