Search Results: "John Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

WALES HALF WELSH by John Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"A mixed bag, worth dipping into—especially for Griffiths."
Down and Out in Cardiff and Abersytwyth, with variations. Read full book review >

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MARY SHELLEY by John Williams
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

Most readers know Mary as Percy Shelley's wife and the author of Frankenstein, but many critics feel her writing deserves more attention. British scholar Williams (Romantic Poetry and Revolutionary Politics, 1989) aims to tell her story and evaluate her position in the 19th-century literary canon. Read full book review >

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CARDIFF DEAD by John Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2001

"The 'mystery' here reflects larger truths and keeps pages turning, but the texture, character and observation Williams gives us are by themselves captivating and rewarding enough."
Sharp and funny rock 'n' roll elegy to youth and a disappearing way of life as Wales joins Europe's shiny future. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE ALCAZAR by John Williamson
Released: March 13, 2012

"Not always successful, but an interesting, frequently entertaining debut."
In this jet-setting thriller, a fight against an island dictator intersects contemporary concerns of ethnobotany and international law. Read full book review >

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SAM HOUSTON by John Hoyt Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

"Well-detailed but somewhat pedestrian history in which Houston emerges only intermittently from his context; still, a valuable look at the forces behind the formation of Texas and its pivotal role in US expansion from coast to coast. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
Indian State historian Williams (A Great and Shining Road, 1988) presents one of the most colorful figures of the early days of the American West as a flawed hero and failed family man—but also as an unswerving supporter of the republic that he guided into the US. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY IN SPIDERVILLE by John Hartley Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2003

"A remarkably perverse debut from a gifted British poet and teacher."
Meet Detective Inspector J. Spider Rembrandt, who might be a real detective, or who might be a real spider, or who might be Salvador Dalí. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by John L. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Set wisely if plotted none too well, Williams's US debut has just enough true London grit to be engaging as a map of city life, a kind of nostalgic clubbers' A to Z in which intersections of style within the demimonde are artfully done."
An earnest postmortem on the early '80s London club and music scene, framed in a somewhat formulaic murder mystery and narrated by a sadder-but-wiser punk band washout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2014

"A clearsighted, useful book for photographers looking to turn their snapshots into more compelling, meaningful photographs."
An informative guide that tackles important topics, from what nature photography is to perfecting technique to caring for equipment. Read full book review >