Search Results: "Gregg Allman"


BOOK REVIEW

MY CROSS TO BEAR by Gregg Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Life, love and music from one of the most influential American recording artists of the last 40 years."
Assisted by rock journalist Light (The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys, 2006, etc.), Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Allman confronts the ghosts of his past and emerges with new insight into the familial and artistic bonds that bound—and continue to bind—the Allman Brothers Band. Read full book review >

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ROGUE STATE by T.D. Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"Helpful propaganda, for those who need it. Otherwise, there's little new here, and nothing that hasn't been said better, and less shrilly."
An unsatisfying jeremiad on the evils of the Bush administration, Pax Americana, and other avatars of the Star-Spangled Imperium. Read full book review >

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HOT SHOT by Kevin Allman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1998

"If only Allman's sleuth himself were a more sympathetic, less unappealing type."
Kieran O'Connor (Tight Spot, 1995) calls himself a celebrity journalist, not a tabloid hack. Read full book review >

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TIGHT SHOT by Kevin Allman
Released: March 22, 1995

"It's too late for another rewrite, but maybe first-novelist Allman can fix it all in the sequel."
Hollywood columnist Kieran O'Connor, who says he specializes in ``event coverage,'' yearns for the front page, and it looks like he's finally made it when he hears a pop from the ladies' room at the Women in the Industry banquet and goes inside to find producer Monica Slezak, who'd been at the point of presenting an award to her colleague and husband, Gregory Slezak, dead on her throne. Read full book review >

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PLEASE BE WITH ME by Galadrielle Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"This is more of a love letter than 'Daddy Dearest' but also more about a flawed human being than about a band that has persevered for decades after its founder's death."
The author tries to connect with the famous father she never knew in an account that is most illuminating when she's telling her story and that of her mother. Read full book review >

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FINDING FLORIDA by T.D. Allman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A splendid rendering of the messy human story of our fourth-most populous state."
A rich and lively history of Florida, minus the Disney gloss. Read full book review >

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DESCENDING FIRE by John Allman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"But too many of these stories, like their characters, have long ago stagnated."
In his first collection of stories, poet Allman (Curve Away from Stillness, not reviewed) drags readers into a New York City and environs peopled with some of the most depressing losers he could dig up. Read full book review >

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THE RAINS by Gregg Hurwitz
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This zombie-esque sci-fi novel will feed the needs of readers looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story with elements of horror. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The alien-zombie mashup that science-fiction fans won't want to miss. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE RUN by Gregg Olsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2016

"Without dropping a beat, the story ends in a crescendo of danger and turmoil and paves the way for the vigilante teen to take on more criminals in subsequent books. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Bestselling true-crime writer Olsen takes a successful stab at thriller writing for teens. Read full book review >

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THE GEORGETOWN SET by Gregg Herken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"An intricate study of the personalities that shaped U.S. Cold War policy."
Herken (Emeritus, Modern American Diplomatic History/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller, 2002, etc.) takes a rather clever idea promising titillating gossip among neighbors Joseph Alsop, Phil Graham and John F. Kennedy during the 1950s and '60s and amplifies it into a spiraling delineation of the official American response to the perceived Soviet threat. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST CASUALTY by Gregg Loomis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Generic and toothless."
Soldier of fortune Jason Peters (Hot Ice, 2013, etc.) is back in the saddle to neutralize the terrorists who've armed themselves with a laser beam that can play havoc with airliners around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LEADING INDICATORS by Gregg Easterbrook
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Indicting the AIG-Bear Stearns-Lehman Brothers' looting of the American dream, Easterbrook offers a must-have, Sub-Zero-refrigerator appraisal of what the Smartest Guys in the Room did to the American dream."
Easterbrook's (Sonic Boom, 2009, etc.) latest social commentary as literary fiction filters leverage buyouts, derivatives marketing and multimillion-dollar CEO bonuses through the lens of one wave-riding family. Read full book review >