Search Results: "Gerald J. Davis"


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GILGAMESH by Gerald J. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2014

"For Gilgamesh initiates, it's as good a place to start as any."
Relying chiefly on the works of early-20th-century scholars, Davis (Beowulf: The New Translation, 2013) gives an old-school treatment to one of the world's foremost works of literature. Read full book review >

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BEOWULF by Gerald J. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Davis doesn't breathe as much life into the poem as Heaney, but conveys the storylines accurately and accessibly."
This translation of Beowulf synthesizes older translations of the Anglo-Saxon epic into a new prose rendering. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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ALGERIAN DIARY by Gerald Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"As if to make up for the lack of appreciation during Kearns' life, Davis offers a loving tribute to a fearless reporter."
Containing unedited journal entries and copious explanatory chapters, this book offers a rare glimpse at a legendary journalist at work during the earliest days of TV. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 1996

"But the subject of the Bnai Noah awaits a more balanced and thoughtful presentation."
An intriguing, if highly flawed, combination of memoir and polemic on why a ``Bible-thumping Baptist'' minister renounces his Christian faith and helps create the new quasi=Jewish group, Bnai Noah Raised in the heart of the Bible belt, in rural Georgia, Davis traces his growing doubts about what he sees as the ahistoricism and irrationality of Christian doctrine, including Jesus' virgin birth and divinity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"Reading this book would be a great first step toward further civil rights progress."
An examination of how the Americans with Disabilities Act came about, 25 years after the legislation passed into law. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"Ably explores the intersection of science, family and identity."
A college professor discovers that his father may not, in fact, be his father. Read full book review >

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Blood Line by John J. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Sharply written and starring characters readers will be happy to meet again."
This debut thriller finds an entire family on the run from those who would sell bleeding-edge technology to the highest bidder. Read full book review >

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AND THE ANGELS SING by J. Madison Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Best to treat Davis's fifth novel (Red Knight, 1992, etc.) as a fabulously sooty tapestry of wartime nostalgia with its sour hero and multiple felonies as a bonus."
Eighteen months ago, in the world before Pearl Harbor, Carl Carlson was reaching for the brass ring. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION by Lennard J.  Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Beautifully written and impeccably—perhaps obsessively—researched: important reading for anyone interested in inescapable fascinations."
Erudite, sometimes overly dense exploration of "the history of a disorder that was often considered a disease." Read full book review >

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POLICING THE BLACK MAN by Angela J.  Davis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 11, 2017

"An absorbing anthology, scholarly yet approachable."
Lucid perspectives on how and why the United States criminal justice system often victimizes black males. Read full book review >