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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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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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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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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Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"A riveting account of the terrible fear of being unable to communicate following a stroke and of the gradual return of verbal expressivity."
Combining a self-help book for stroke victims with a memoir of a life permanently changed by the illness, Green offers a testimony to the efficacy of will and social networking in largely overcoming the loss of coherent speech. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"An exceedingly minor travelogue, albeit with plenty of good moments."
An undistinguished memoir of expatriate life in the south of France. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Successfully mixes heavy-handed lessons on consumer awareness with tween-approved toilet jokes and just a smidge of romance."
In this middle-grade fantasy novel, an 11-year-old boy descends into a consumerist hell to save his parents, himself and the world. Read full book review >