Search Results: "Martin Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1955

"These however will be appreciative."
A collection of short stories ranges from the rocky Welsh landscape of Testimonies to the softer Mediterranean coastline of The Catalans, confines a talent which is perhaps better suited to this medium, and includes some brief moments of experience where fate often adds the finishing touches to failure and futility. Read full book review >

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MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

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DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

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MARTIN FROBISHER by James McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing if long-winded. (4 b&w maps and charts)"
The first major biography of the early English explorer since William McFee's widely purchased 1928 Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. Read full book review >

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MARTIN DRESSLER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"It might be another of Dreiser's densely packed tales of financiers and titans, written at characteristic white heat, but by an immeasurably more graceful stylist."
A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in a curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse (1972) and In the Penny Arcade (1986). Read full book review >

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SNOW-WALKER by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Delicately written yet unquestionably solid, this supremely satisfying one-volume trilogy combines snow and ice with loyalty, love, trust, and adventure. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Richly atmospheric Nordic fantasy aswirl with snow and magic. Read full book review >

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WALKER PERCY by Patrick H. Samway
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Such crucial distinctions make this an essential critical companion to Percy's work, though the respectful tone mutes Percy's darker side—the malevolent irony and wicked satire so integral to his novels. (photos, not seen)"
Samway, who edited Signposts in a Strange Land, Percy's posthumously published essays, successfully triangulates the major forces unifying Percy's life (191690): a complex mix of Catholic faith, existential angst, and scientific method. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT WALKER by Nancy Wood
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Introductory material about the author and the Taos; title index. (Poetry. 12+)"
A companion to Many Winters (1974), this collection of 40-odd poems (several previously published) and a few prose pieces is also based on the legends, values, and beliefs of the Taos Pueblo Indians and restates many of the same themes: the interconnectedness of the earth and all beings, cycles of death and regeneration, the conflict of material and spiritual values, the strength of women. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLARS' LAST SECRET by Martin Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Just the thing for readers hungry for a banquet of epicurean pleasures, ancient history, international terrorism, and holy matrimony. More timid souls who crave a less incongruous mix may want to wait till next year."
The good life in the Périgord countryside is menaced by pedophiles, terrorists, torturers, and a visiting magistrate from Paris. Read full book review >