Search Results: "Michael Wallis"


BOOK REVIEW

WALLIS by Anne Edwards
Released: May 16, 1991

"Even in a fictional treatment, Edwards does not really step outside familiar Wally-and-the-Duke popular outlines, but she offers plenty of diversion—in a cheerfully empathic portrait highlighted with a bit of wry amusement."
In addition to several novels and celeb biographies (Garland, Hepburn, etc.), Edwards has given a touch-and-glow treatment to British royals like Queen Mary (1984) and Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret (1990). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"Once underway, plenty of tension, with Floyd a warmhearted badman. (Illustrations—125—not seen.)"
Strangely written, often exciting life of Depression-era bank- robber/murderer ``Pretty Boy'' Floyd, by the author of Oil Man (1988). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Interesting tittle-tattle for royal watchers."
The royal and celebrity biographer rehashes the tale of Wallis Simpson (1896-1986) and King Edward VIII (1894-1972), offering just a few new tidbits. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 1999

"This is western history told with twang and flair, and fans of Lonesome Dove and Louis L'Amour should eat it up. (16 pages color, 32 pages b&w photos)"
A wild and woolly history of a cowpoke mecca. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2017

"Solid Western history that enhances the understanding of a tragic tale by highlighting the strong human dimension through the accounts of participants before, during, and after the expedition."
Prolific popular writer Wallis (David Crockett: Lion of the West, 2011, etc.) brings his storytelling skills to an unusual episode in American westward expansion. Read full book review >

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DAVID CROCKETT by Michael Wallis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2011

"An excellent study likely to tick off the hagiographers."
He wasn't born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, and he didn't kill a b'ar when he was only three. Even so, David Crockett was a force of nature, as this fine biography details. Read full book review >

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BILLY THE KID by Michael Wallis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2007

"Not groundbreaking scholarship, but a sensible summary of a small-time criminal whose short, violent life became fodder for American myth."
In this objective, non-sensationalistic biography of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-81), historian Wallis (Pretty Boy, not reviewed, etc.), host of the PBS series American Roads, painstakingly sifts fact from fiction. Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN YONDER IN THE INDIAN NATION by Michael Wallis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 1993

"Well-researched and sympathetic view of the American heartland—but best read the way it was originally written, in chapter-size bites."
A broader view of the ground Wallis covered in Oil Man (1988) and Pretty Boy (1992): the history and lore of Oklahoma and its inhabitants, from the earliest days to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A good bit of journalistic documentation related in lackluster writing."
Overly detailed look at the expert manipulations of an attractive young Parisian on the make and the English prince who fell for her. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >