Search Results: "E. Duke Vincent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRIP by E. Duke Vincent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Granted, it has no pretensions to great literature, but even by the standards of books with dollar signs in the titles, this is flimsy stuff."
Vincent (Black Widow, 2007) spins a caper involving the mob in Vegas—is that redundant? Read full book review >

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THE CAMELOT CONSPIRACY by E. Duke Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Thrillers thrive on a conspiracy burning away like a fuse on a bomb. With this novel, Vincent strikes a fictional match and explodes the supposed cover-ups, machinations and disinformation surrounding the Kennedy assassination."
From veteran TV writer and producer Vincent (Mafia Summer, 2005, etc.), an action novel about the Kennedy assassination. Read full book review >

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BLACK WIDOW by E. Duke Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Loaded with B-movie appeal."
A Navy pilot can handle anything that flies, but falls hard for a Hollywood blonde with an overprotective—and mobbed-up—father. Read full book review >

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MAFIA SUMMER by E. Duke Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sweet, affectionate, and bloody: a glance backward to a well-spent youth."
Coming-of-age first novel of a crucial two weeks in the summer of 1950, when Vinny Vesta, teenage street punk from Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, finds the buddy—and the girl—of his dreams as he becomes a pawn in a crime family war. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Like most Ellington albums, Teachout's in-depth, well-researched, loving study of this American treasure is an instant classic."
With this exhaustive, engaging study of the greatest jazz composer of his era, Wall Street Journal drama critic Teachout solidifies his place as one of America's great music biographers. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With World War II raging around the globe, Americans are called upon to sacrifice everything, even when it might break their hearts. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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DUKE by Donald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite thorough research, a book that adds little to our picture of Wayne. (27 b&w photos, not seen)"
Historian Davis (Southern Methodist Univ.) weighs in with another contribution to the recent spate of biographies of America's larger-than-life cowboy hero. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"But the reader who wants insight into the life of this remarkable painter will find it in this lively, beautifully written biography. (Biography. 11-14)"
In this fine introduction to the life of van Gogh, Greenberg and Jordan (Frank O. Gehry: Inside Out, 2000, etc.) make excellent use of the artist's letters to infuse the biography with his voice. Read full book review >