Search Results: "Larry Hagman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2001

"Sheer charm."
Texas-born Hagman, the son of Mary Martin of Peter Pan fame, tells of his life, loves, and liver. Read full book review >

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Close Encounters on a Golf Course by Lena Hagman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The prose needs to be ironed out, but this memoir offers an endearing look at golf as a skill and a cosmos of love."
Hagman remembers days spent making friendships while playing favorite golf courses. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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A ONCE PERFECT PLACE by Larry Maness
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Decent but uneven—with some distinctive village-character touches, a blandly brave hero (with a Lassie-like super-dog as sidekick), and a few intriguing toxic-waste details."
Cambridge, Mass., shamus Jake Eaton (Nantucket Revenge, 1995) is hired by imperious Mildreth Gibbon Preston to figure out what's going on up in Winslow, New Hampshire—where Mrs. Preston has just given the state 20,000 acres of pristine forest and mountain as a memorial to her late husband Oliver, a Nobel laureate and ``founder of the modern environmental movement.'' Specifically: Why has Colin Owens, the aerial surveyor assigned to do a flyover of the land, mysteriously disappeared? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"I reached my dream and made it to the NBA and if I can't have this and be happy, I don't want it.'"
The travails of five high-profiled basketball players during the 1997—98 season are documented in this unsentimental look at the National Basketball Association's current state of affairs. Read full book review >

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R U Medically Curious? by Larry Romane
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2016

"A readable and diverting health care treatise for laypeople."
A medical primer delivers basic information on common—and a few uncommon—ailments. Read full book review >

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ORCHARD by Larry Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"For a character-driven work, this is a disappointing bunch. Henry is a bore, Ned a stereotype of the artist as egomaniac, and Harriet short-changed. Only Sonja stirs the soul. Watson's sixth is graced by his customary fine detail work, but it's not enough."
The art world is the only winner in this bleak look at an unhappy quartet: a painter, his model, and their spouses. Read full book review >

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TO HELL WITH HONOR by Larry Sklenar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"However, committed lay readers and serious students of the event and the surrounding Victorianexpansionist milieu will probably find this an engaging, convincing, and fully informative account, one which will stand out in the crowded field of Custerrelated books."
A remarkably detailed and reconstructed account of the era and events surrounding the Seventh Cavalry's infamous loss under General George Armstrong Custer that largely succeeds in ameliorating the General's equally infamous culpability by exploring the gray areas and forgotten facts of this archetypical American disaster. Read full book review >

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ACTS by Larry Woiwode
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Pretty shaky as scholarship—but a tough, moving personal testament."
Courageous but flawed attempt by Woiwode (Indian Affairs, 1992, etc.) to examine Christian culture and his own faith in the light of Acts, ``the most overtly narrative book of the New Testament.'' Woiwode's grit lies in his willingness to discuss Christianity despite—as he hammers home—the bias against religion among America's cultural and academic elite. Read full book review >