Search Results: "John S. Hendricks"


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A CURIOUS DISCOVERY by John S. Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"An interesting tale of how curiosity and entrepreneurship merged to transform TV and education."
A memoir from Hendricks, the founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, the world's leading educational communications and TV company, which boasts more than 400 million subscribers living in 215 countries. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD by Nancy Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vivid, heartbreaking story full of great historical detail and human pathos."
Five American Civil War survivors connect onboard the ill-fated steamer Sultana in Hendricks' (Senator Hattie Caraway, 2013) historical novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 11, 2009

"A wonderful, honest compilation of personal experiences for those who may need companionship during their fight with addiction."
The author presents a frank collection of daily readings to serve as a companion guide to 12-step recovery programs. Read full book review >

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LIVING WATER by Obery Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

An unusual first novel by Hendricks, immediate past president of the Payne Theological Seminary, depicts the life of a minor character in the Gospel of St. John. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A blistering, important work, updating Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allan Warrior's Like a Hurricane (1996)."
An excellent book that reopens the wounds of Wounded Knee—and that provides important new information for readers of Peter Matthiessen's long-suppressed In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Read full book review >

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GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1992

"For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. Read full book review >

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Disconnected by Colin Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A quiet but complex novel of finding meaning in daily life."
In this debut novel, a young man tries to stay close to his best friends as they make their separate ways in life. Read full book review >

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LIFTING MY VOICE by Barbara Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Operatically overdone."
An African-American opera star recalls her distinguished career. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE STRIKE ZONE by Randal Hendricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Tenaciously dull writing, but essential for anyone wishing to understand the business of baseball and how it got that way."
A labored, slanted, but worthwhile discussion of the often bizarre financial dealings of baseball, by a major player in the evolution of free agency and escalating salaries. Read full book review >

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SKY BLUES by Vicki Hendricks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"Less successful as narrative than as a comprehensive museum of neo-noir motifs."
The about-to-have-sex scenes have always been the most distinctive feature of Hendricks's steamy neo-noirs (Iguana Love, 1999, etc.), and here she extends them to cover practically every page. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"A more appropriate title for this would be The Politics of Hendricks."
This study of Jesus turns into a statement on American politics. Read full book review >

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A KIDNAPPING IN MILAN by Steve Hendricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Despite an unsatisfying conclusion, Hendricks does a nice job sustaining interest in this convoluted spy case."
The vivid true story behind the kidnapping of Islamist troublemaker Abu Omar in Milan in 2003. Read full book review >