Search Results: "Randall B. Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW WARRIOR by Randall B. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A nuanced treatment spirals through the crucial years of CIA operations."
A thorough biography of "the ultimate subversive" that probes the shadowy U.S. intelligence efforts through the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LBJ by Randall B. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A sympathetic, well-rounded complement to Robert Caro's monumental biography-in-progress."
Lyndon Johnson was the architect of his own downfall, as this sprawling biography shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sympathetic but also gimlet-eyed scholar's look at a towering physical and political presence who learned, to his sorrow, that good intentions were insufficient."
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and the War on Poverty have had mixed but lingering results, mostly positive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FULBRIGHT by Randall Bennett Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1995

"A window into US history from the genesis of the Cold War to America's withdrawal from Vietnam: crucial reading for anyone who would understand the politics of that era. (15 halftones, not seen)"
A cool, intellectual biography of the patrician southern politician who became one of America's most influential opponents of the Vietnam war. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHOKER by Elizabeth Woods
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"This debut serves up genuinely page-turning suspense, but to buy the plot (and particularly the denouement), readers will have to overlook some glaring inconsistencies and improbabilities along with a faint but troubling homophobic subtext. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
Über-victim Cara Lange feels invisible. Read full book review >

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EMAKO BLUE by Brenda Woods
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"She provides abundant discussion topics and features short, easy chapters written with an honesty that should appeal even to highly reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This short, accessible story packs a huge emotional punch with its depiction of innocence lost to random gang violence. Read full book review >

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ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE OF BEVERLY HILLS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2004

"Woods (Reckless Abandon, 2004, etc.) writes with smooth confidence as famous names add spice to a diverting summer read that simmers but never gets hard-boiled."
In Hollywood of 1939, a handsome young policeman makes good as a studio security officer, battling a sadistic mobster, finding love, and rubbing elbows with movie stars. Read full book review >

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SHORT STRAW by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The result, shorn of the franchise cheerleading that's sunk Stone Barrington's latest adventures (Dark Harbor, 2006 etc.) in stagnant self-approbation, is Woods's most entertaining tale in years."
Whatever happy years Ed Eagle may have enjoyed after marrying Barbara Kennerly (Santa Fe Rules, 1992) vanished the moment he woke up on his 50th birthday to find that she'd cleaned him out and taken a powder. Read full book review >