Search Results: "Fred Wilcox"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Add this to the long been-there-done-that shelf of '60s autobiography."
Reminiscences of a time that seems golden only when seen through a beer glass. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1991

The sympathetic portraits Wilcox (Waiting for an Army to Die, 1983) paints of the Plowshares members are as flowery as the Volkswagens they drove in the 1960's, but do offer a glimpse into the hears of those on the cutting edge of the religious antinuclear movement. Read full book review >

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A SKYSCRAPER STORY by Charlotte Wilcox
Released: Oct. 3, 1990

Using the elegant 57-story Norwest Center in Minneapolis (completed in 1989) as an example, here's a step-by-step photo essay on how such an urban giant comes to be: choosing the site and harmonizing with it; finding the rationale and logistics of construction; putting on finishing touches. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DECISION by Victoria Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A must-read for fans of the Old West."
The third book in Wilcox's (Gone West, 2014, etc.) historical fiction series finds dentist Doc Holliday heading to Tombstone, Arizona, to meet up with Wyatt Earp and his brothers for gunfights and adventures. Read full book review >

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MISS UNDINE’S LIVING ROOM by James Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Too bad his later books haven't sustained that rep."
The third in Wilcox's uproarious series of novels set in Tula Springs, Louisiana, this comedy of southern manners reminds us that Wilcox really gets his juices flowing when he's back on his native soil, far from the Manhattan of his duller, more recent books. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"The book often reads like an oral history, and that is both a strength and a drawback: The narrative is frank and lively, but it lacks the objectivity and research notes one expects in a serious work of history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A behind-the-scenes history of American fighter pilots, from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Read full book review >

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MUMMIES, BONES, AND BODY PARTS by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Intriguing science, dramatically presented. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The author of the award-winning Mummies & Their Mysteries (1993) returns to the intriguing subject of mummies. Read full book review >

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SORT OF RICH by James Wilcox
Released: May 24, 1989

Wilcox's special fiefdom, Tula Springs, Louisiana, is so sociologically spacious that by now he's able to ship in outsiders and watch how they do there. Read full book review >

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MUMMIES AND THEIR MYSTERIES by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 1993

"Glossary; brief list of places to visit; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
``You may have mixed feelings about seeing a mummy,'' writes the author of Trash! (1988) and A Skyscraper Story (1990); but ``remember that a mummy, though once really alive, is now really dead.'' Suggesting that mummies be viewed with respect rather than jokes or revulsion (though she's not above an occasional joke herself—one hideous specimen is labeled ``Miss Chile''), Wilcox uses examples from around the world to show what can be learned from them: why many Egyptian mummies have badly worn teeth; why so few Incan men were found at the burial site near Pisco; what killed members of the 1845 Franklin expedition in northern Canada; the wealth of cultural detail preserved with the bog people; a 5000- year-old hunter recently discovered in the Italian Alps. Read full book review >

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FIND HER A GRAVE by Collin Wilcox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Flawed but clever."
Capo Carlo Venezzio dies of a heart attack while in prison, but not before he's ordered right-hand man Tony Bacardo to see that a million dollars' worth of diamonds has been salted away for his illegitimate daughter, Louise, and her daughter, Angela. Read full book review >