Search Results: "John T. Shaw"


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JFK IN THE SENATE by John T. Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A sharp look at the eight-year apprenticeship of only the second sitting senator in American history to go straight to the White House."
A longtime congressional correspondent for Market News International assesses the unique senatorial career of John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Shaw tries to pull off the same trick here as Alan Light did with Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in The Holy or the Broken (2012), but there's too little weight here to justify the act."
The juxtaposition of two of America's most enduring national anthems. Read full book review >

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"This crisp depiction of corporate avarice features tightly controlled action."
Shaw spins a thriller that gives big pharma a convincing, ugly bruising. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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THE VIG by John T. Lescroart
Released: Jan. 8, 1990

The day Louis Baker gets out of jail, down-at-heels former S.F. prosecutor Rusty Ingraham warns bartender-sleuth Dismas Hardy that Baker's out to kill them both-and that night Hardy calls on Ingraham's houseboat to find him vanished, leaving behind a trail of blood and a dead woman. Read full book review >

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THE POTLIKKER PAPERS by John T. Edge
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"Without question, this is a book for foodies, but it is also for readers who may be indifferent to the food they consume yet care deeply about regionalism, individual health, and race relations, among other themes."
The director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi recounts the past 60 years of Southern food traditions, their effects on the South's culture, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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RAID ON TRUMAN by John T. Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Far-fetched but entertaining swashbuckling in the modern vein."
A handful of American sailors fight to keep North Korean soldiers from hijacking their aircraft carrier on the high seas. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN JUSTICE by John T. Lescroart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1995

"A richly satisfying thriller, and a breakthrough book for Lescroart. (First printing of 125,000; $150,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild featured alternate selection; author tour)"
Lescroart swings for the fences with a West Coast take on The Bonfire of the Vanities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A winsome, perceptive coming-of-age memoir."
An appealing, occasionally humorous journey from isolated childhood to fulfilling adulthood, set against the ever-dwindling prairies of small-town Iowa. Read full book review >