Search Results: "John Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Walsh manages only a broken-bat blooper in this disappointing plate appearance."
The 1888 birth and subsequent celebrity of the rollicking baseball ballad by Ernest L. Thayer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fascinating study of an intriguing case. (15 pages of photos)"
The true significance of the "Almanac Trial" is revealed by historical detective and novelist Walsh (Midnight Dreary, 1998, etc.) in this engrossing account of how history is made and lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"If you've seen Walsh's show, you've already read the book. Still, fans of true-crime writing and students of television will find it of interest."
Grim tales of crime and punishment from a pioneer of reality TV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An utterly engaging and original work of detection. (17 b&w illustrations)"
A ripping, gripping investigation of the puzzling, much-debated circumstances surrounding the death of the great 19th-century writer, poet, and critic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An informative and well-documented discussion of the famous case, which may not end the Piltdown argument, but which will certainly influence the debate in the future. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A new theory on the culprit behind the Piltdown Hoax—in which a fraudulent early human fossil was foisted on the scientific establishment—is at the heart of this lively book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"David was allegedly allowed to watch Austin and Mabel making love on Sunday evenings), and his neglect of precise citations, referring to other biographers without naming them or the works he claims to be refuting."
Walsh, novelist (The Man Who Buried Jesus, 1989) and literary detective (Into My Own: The English Years of Robert Frost, 1988, etc.), now brings his impressive speculative powers to bear on the scandals surrounding the closing years of Emily Dickinson's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY JOHN by Robert Zorn
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Zorn's research includes new forensic evidence, personal and historical documents, and interviews, laying the foundation for a thrilling true-crime tale that offers a resounding answer to the question of who was really responsible for the kidnapping."
Debut author Zorn makes a compelling case that the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping was orchestrated by a Bronx deli clerk who got away with the crime scot-free. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MUIR by Kathryn Lasky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

In this double-stranded tribute to Muir, who was a driving force behind the creation of the National Parks system, a founder of the Sierra Club and a brilliant inventor too, Lasky not only outlines the course of his life, but eloquently conveys his motivation—a profound delight in what he called "wildness" in the natural world. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >