Search Results: "J. Douglas Shaw"


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The Nostradamus Society by J. Douglas Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2013

"This is an imperfect but intriguing novel from a new writer with real potential."
The discovery of a long-lost prophetic manuscript triggers a series of increasingly catastrophic events in this promising debut thriller. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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Please Be Ad-vised: 7th Edition by Douglas J. Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A well-written, comprehensive reference work for advertisers who want to understand the many laws that affect their profession."
The most recent edition of a guide to all aspects of law connected with the advertising profession. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2013

"A balm to calm worried thoughts of the future and a love letter to traditional family values."
A benevolent father attempts to allay the confusion of his son's post-college life. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"Readers who enjoyed Presidential Intentions won't be disappointed by this action-packed sequel."
A political thriller that explores the grim consequences of a cataclysmic terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Warmly analyzing the medium's uniquely intimate relationship with listeners, this thoughtful history shows radio awakening our personal and national imagination. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative and entertaining ride across the country and the radio dial from the 1920s to the present. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Meghan, on Beginning College by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 24, 2013

"Endearingly written and easy to read, parents unsure about how to talk to their college-bound kids may find this slim, conventional book helpful."
Wood's (101 Things I Want to Say to My Son, Joshua, on Graduating College, 2013)latest is acollection of wisdom, warnings and reminders for young adults and their parents. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR GHOSTS by J. Lynett Gillette
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Photos of excavators and bones provide additional intrigue. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
An essential purchase—Gillette (The Search for Seismosaurus, 1994) has written another involving book about a topic of guaranteed interest to children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"Sharp and savvy."
In a sequel of sorts to Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media (1994), the author asserts that pop culture sends out the false message that women's liberation has been accomplished and that feminism is now old hat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A witty, insightful romp through the last four decades- -especially nostalgic and enlightening for readers raised on Charlie's Angels and the Mashed Potatoes."
The author of Inventing American Broadcasting (not reviewed) takes a long, hard look at the pop culture that fed women of the baby-boom generation with images that simultaneously acknowledged a blossoming feminist awareness and reinforced sex-role stereotypes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 1993

"An affecting memoir that lacks the probing and context to make it the revealing work about America's troubled race relations that it might have been. (Photographs)"
A sincere account of how Bates (The Pulitzer Prize, 1991), who's white, raised two adopted black daughters alongside two biological sons. Read full book review >