Search Results: "James L.W. West III"


BOOK REVIEW

A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"This volume will mainly interest those who have already read everything else by and about the author of The Great Gatsby."
The title suggests something more significant than this collection of magazine essays delivers. Read full book review >

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MY GENERATION by William Styron
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wide-ranging, lucid, and incisive."
A rich collection by an estimable writer. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM STYRON by James L.W. West
Released: April 1, 1998

"A masterful achievement. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This meticulously crafted, well-paced biography should go a long way toward burnishing Styron's reputation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Romantic mulch for the lay reader."
Skimpy excursus of dubious scholarship mining the writer's early and fairly forgettable college romance with a midwestern rich girl. Read full book review >

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OF LIFE AND TIME by Clifton L. West III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful account of the demands and rewards of Christian devotion."
An eclectic memoir focuses on the author's spiritual life. Read full book review >

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DREISER'S RUSSIAN DIARY by Thomas P. Riggio
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dreiser or in the USSR of the 1920s."
Notes on Theodore Dreiser's two-month 192728 tour of the Soviet Union that provided the material for the book Dreiser Looks at Russia (1928). Read full book review >

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Tyrants, Tormentors and the Tiara by James J. Meadows III
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"Fans of magical battles and shaky alliances will find the story a fulfilling adventure."
A fantasy novel about an unlikely alliance of sorcerers from debut author Meadows. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by James West Davidson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable attempt to get readers excited about history, but the approach is too hurried and shallow."
In this breakneck survey of American history, Davidson (co-author: Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure, 2006, etc.) condenses 500 years of war, exploration, and social change into a 300-page crash course.Read full book review >

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APOCALYPSE BOW WOW by James Proimos III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Like Godot, this book is both comic and perplexing. Readers with an absurdist sensibility will appreciate the slow pacing. Other children may get tired of waiting. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
It would be wrong to say that this book is Waiting for Godot with dogs, despite superficial similarities.Read full book review >

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OUR NATURAL HOMES by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Of limited use. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In a work subtitled ``Exploring Terrestrial Biomes of North and South America,'' Collard (Do They Scare You?, 1993, etc.) introduces 12 land biomes with brief descriptions of the plants, animals, and climate of each. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2004

"Authoritative and, most helpfully, accessible."
Self-help guide for diabetes sufferers, mostly in question-and-answer format, with an emphasis on helping racial and ethnic minority diabetics. Read full book review >