Search Results: "John H. Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"An authoritative overview of the nation's premier criminal organization, and of the greed and hubris that have toppled its leaders time and again. (Photos—16 pp.—not seen.)"
When the feds nailed John Gotti earlier this year, they decapitated a crime syndicate that, according to Davis (Mafia Kingfish, 1988, etc.), numbers perhaps 500 ``soldiers'' and thousands of associates, and nets at least $500 million annually. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER by John H. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1996

"Although the broad outlines of Jacqueline Bouvier's childhood are familiar, Davis's memories add details that will help readers better understand this most celebrated, most mysterious woman."
Nothing more to learn about Jackie O.? Read full book review >

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My Father's Son by John Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"A snappy, sensitive autobiography."
In this well-crafted debut memoir, Davis recounts his early life with an angry, drug-dealing father and comes to terms with the fact of his adoption. Read full book review >

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THE DAY ROME WAS BUILT by John Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Quick but weighty read that fans of dystopian and historical fiction will enjoy."
Debut dystopian novel for the older set, with a strong base in historical fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 28, 1998

"A thoroughgoing chronicle of literary and personal risks taken. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-textured account of the short-lived author of The Red Badge of Courage. Read full book review >

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SUGAR OF LEAD by Almer John Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A sprawling effort that has plenty of promise, but attempts to conquer too many literary possibilities."
An Anglo embedded in the Korean gang culture of Southern California undertakes a journey of revenge, only to find he ultimately seeks redemption. 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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THE FLATLANDERS by John T. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"A celebration of music made in the spirit of friendship rather than careerism."
Conservative West Texas spawns radical creativity and lifelong bonds of friendship in this story of an unlikely band. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SAVED BASEBALL by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fast-paced, sweet-natured tale for more than just fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A team of young ballplayers, who have the will but not necessarily the talent, can save the town's legendary baseball field from developers by winning one crucial game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2014

"A clearsighted, useful book for photographers looking to turn their snapshots into more compelling, meaningful photographs."
An informative guide that tackles important topics, from what nature photography is to perfecting technique to caring for equipment. Read full book review >

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THE VIPERS' CLUB by John H. Richardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Ignore the editorials, relish the real-life cameos, and appreciate this bouncy novel for what it is: a bit of fluff as trivial, bankable, and enjoyable as one of Max's movies."
Despite its disclaimers, this frothy Hollywood debut fiction seems to be dipping from the same well that's supplied a number of recent novels and movies—the career of the producer (and master vulgarian) Joel Silver, whose manic personal style was best captured in last year's film Swimming With Sharks. Read full book review >