Search Results: "Nile Southern"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2001

"When you're done, even if you feel you've read all you need about sweet drugs and pert body parts, it's hard not to like Southern. He was big-hearted and irrepressible, an optimist of excess when it seemed such things were possible."
A darling of the postwar literary counterculture is honored in a tidy collection that makes coherent sense of what might have been a group of funny if disparate works. Read full book review >

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YOURS IN HASTE AND ADORATION by Terry Southern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A must for fans of Southern, that great satirist, and a revealing look into the litbiz of old."
A collection of letters from one of the 20th century's most satirically witty writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"An enthralling tale, but the genuine mystery involves the protagonist, a spellbinding enigma from beginning to end."
A divorcé's 5-year-old daughter vanishes during a weekend visit, turning his apartment neighbors into suspects in Southern's (Killing Sound, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

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TEXAS SUMMER by Terry Southern
Released: Jan. 10, 1992

"But this coming-of-age valentine to the 50's Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm of its own."
A lazy valedictory to Harold Stevens's 13th summer in backwoods Texas, by the author of Candy and The Magic Christian. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS by Pat Southern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"A concise and thoughtful contribution to the literature of one of history's great turning points."
In this crisply written and well-researched biography, Southern (librarian at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England) presents Octavian/Augustus as an opportunistic genius whose creation of the Roman Empire was more a matter of pragmatic adaptation to circumstance than adherence to a master plan. Read full book review >

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A Message From The Spartacist League by G. A. Southern
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 2013

"A well-written spy story with a hollow center."
In this noir tale of international intrigue, a bored Minnesotan recognizes a political radical who tried to recruit him 30 years earlier. Read full book review >

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MY BUSY DAY  by Sophie  Bordet-Petillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A well-meaning misfire. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little Mouse's day is filled with things to do, and little readers are along for the ride. Read full book review >

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THE LATE ROMAN ARMY by Pat Southern
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

This guide to the declining centuries of the Roman military is handy for scholars but sometimes rough going for the general reader. Read full book review >