Search Results: "John H. Davis"


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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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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. 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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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 >

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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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RADIO ELVIS by John H. Irsfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Random and fitful."
A debut collection of fifteen tales that may spring from three distinct stages in the life of novelist Irsfeld (Rats Alley, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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Jackson Place by John H. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2014

"An artfully rendered, suspenseful look at an imaginary turn in Nixon's presidency."
A historical novel that cleverly postulates an alternate reality in which President Richard Nixon refuses to resign. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A potent cocktail of impressions and of 'exploding normative thinking' as Richardson makes his way through the Little World. (b&w photographs)"
Prepare to have your responses to dwarfism challenged. If as a psychomechanic Richardson is learning as he goes, he's fully capable of administering a realignment of perception. Read full book review >