Search Results: "R. David Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVE'S WAY by R. David Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"For fans of the shoulder-to-the-wheel, nose-to-the-grindstone, eye-on-the-ball, and ear-to-the-ground approaches to commercial achievement. (Eight pages of photos—not seen.)"
Dave, of course, is the founder of Wendy's International and is familiar to millions of TV viewers as the hamburger vendor's plain-spoken pitchman. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTER by Sheree R. Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Ponder."
A first anthology of speculative fiction by black writers: 25 stories, 3 novel excerpts, and 5 essays, the oldest piece an 1887 tale of a bewitched vineyard, the majority from this year. Read full book review >

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UN-NAPPILY IN LOVE by Trisha R. Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Run-of-the-mill romantic escapism in which the characters happen to be African-American."
In the fifth "Nappily" novel from Thomas (Nappily in Bloom, 2009, etc.), heroine Venus struggles to trust her husband, whose career throws him into the arms of a former love. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1999

"Researchers will be delighted to find her Newbery acceptance speech included in its entirety. (b&w photos, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Marguerite Henry died barely two years ago, after living the life of which most writers dream: She wrote from the time she was young, her parents encouraged her, she published early and often, and her books were honored and loved in her lifetime. Read full book review >

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TO THE POINT: A Story About E.B. White by David R. Collins
Released: March 29, 1989

A biography of White written for children just old enough to read Charlotte's Web should be welcome. Read full book review >

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SEIZING FREEDOM by David R. Roediger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Slenderly packed scholarship conveying provocative ideas."
Historian Roediger (American Studies and History/Kansas Univ.; How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, 2008, etc.) examines the self-emancipation of slaves during the Civil War as the galvanizing force behind the movements for women's suffrage and labor improvement.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A sorry, scary future for salmon and their ecosystem if this author's warnings go unheeded. (25 b&w photographs, 2 maps, not seen)"
Wild salmon may be headed for the Land of the Dodo, argues Montgomery (Geomorphology/Univ. of Washington), unless obvious measures are taken to protect and restore their environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BAY by David R. Horwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Horwitz's overambitious debut novel, posthumously published, lacks literary finesse, but its originality and historic touches could attract a niche audience."
A go-getting police sergeant stumbles into an improbable murder puzzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"A mostly chronological account based on thorough research but marred by repetition and a melodramatic tone."
Account of a highly publicized 1926 murder in Fort Worth, Texas, and the trial of accused killer J. Frank Norris, a fiery fundamentalist preacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMELOT'S COUSIN by David R. Stokes
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"This wide-ranging spy thriller needs a little tightening if it wants to become as powerful as a Soviet assassin."
In this impeccably researched spy novel, a radio personality hunts for the answer to one of the 20th century's biggest unsolved mysteries. Read full book review >

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SHORT STORIES ARE NOT REAL LIFE by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Slavitt, while repetitive and too leisurely at times, is worth reading for moments such as that."
Fourteen stories from the prolific Slavitt (Lives of the Saints, 1990, etc.)—a mix of a few experiments with a number of loosely plotted meditations on the long-term depression that follows a midlife divorce and intergenerational tension. Read full book review >