Search Results: "Joe Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"With stirring detail and perceptive insight about the pilots and the public, Jackson recaptures the tone and tenor of a frantic era's national obsession."
A talented storyteller re-creates the signature moment of aviation's golden age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2003

"Good stuff for those who like their disaster-at-sea tales flavored with ideas."
Avast and arggh: another in a recent string of stories of things gone awry at sea—though with a smart spin that makes it better than most of the lot. Read full book review >

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A CURE FOR GRAVITY by Joe Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"And even those who've only thought about it as a passing fancy will find much delight in this touching musical journey. (Author tour)"
One of New Wave's original "angry young men," Joe Jackson highlights his journey from Portsmouth, England to the Royal Academy of Music to pop star in this lively musical memoir. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELK by Joe Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Of much literary and historical merit and a fine addition to the shelves of anyone interested in this part of America's unhappy past."
Stirring, wide-ranging biography of the Sioux elder whose testimonials underlay "one of the twentieth century's most important documents on Native American culture." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2001

"With an occasional lapse into a breast-beating aside, Jackson ably depicts a culture bent on fencing in men as well as rangeland."
An exciting, fast-paced account of crime and punishment at the close of the American frontier. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Scientific history fluently recounted—just the thing for would-be alchemists."
Cracking the mysteries of the universe can get a person in trouble. Witness Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, the twin subjects of this lively study. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Ambitious, unpretentious, yet not memorable. There's just too much here, and Jackson's only-serviceable prose isn't up to the epic scale of the work."
A young woman flees the rural South in a kind of literary Guernica for American life in the '60s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Even jaded readers, attentions captured by the pyrotechnical escape plot, will recognize the likely injustice in Stockton's state-sanctioned fate."
Virginian-Pilot editor Burke and writer Jackson produce a dark epic chronicling the only multiple escape from death row, and the redemption of a man condemned for a killing likely not his own doing, in that rare volume that is at once a taut, gripping true-crime ride and a disturbing indictment of the nether regions of criminal justice. Read full book review >

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MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS RIVER TOUR by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The kooky, droll watercolors are a decided plus, but it is the dryly humorous, theatrical text that keeps the story going strong to the end, as readers applaud Dorothy's saintly patience and try to figure a way to reach into the pages to strangle Sadie. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A prima donna goose who practically defines pomposity gets a glimmering that her entourage of one—her sister—may well be indispensable to her success. Read full book review >