Search Results: "Randall B. Woods"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

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A BREED APART by Victor Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A cautionary tale with a happy ending that is far from the norm; only societal overhaul, Woods suggests, can effect mass rehabilitation."
Biting autobiography of a young black man who despised his middle-class upbringing and turned to crime in a futile effort to break free, but ultimately came to terms with his self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF GAY LITERATURE by Gregory Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Though grounded in the particulars of gay male identity, this masterpiece of literary (and social) criticism calls across the divides of sex and sexual orientation."
These finely honed gay readings of selected Western (and some Eastern) literary texts richly reward the careful attention they demand. Read full book review >

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ORCHID BLUES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Saturday matinee fodder that'll keep you turning pages faster than an Elect recruit can field-strip a sidearm—though it'll help if your own capacity for critical reflection is just as low."
How could Florida's Orchid Beach Police Chief Holly Barker outdo her action-packed debut (Orchid Beach, 1998)? By losing her bridegroom to the lunatic terrorists who, having failed to kill presidential candidate William Henry Lee in The Run (2000), are trying again now that he's been elected. Read full book review >

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STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >

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A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS by Sherryl Woods
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A sweet, affecting holiday-themed read that will appeal to romance and Chesapeake Shores fans rooting for Jenny to find her own hero and happily-ever-after."
Successful songwriter Jenny Collins returns to Chesapeake Shores to escape Nashville and her messy breakup with country music star Caleb Green, but when Caleb follows her, entwining himself in her holiday season and her huge, extended stepfamily, she finds it hard to resist his charm despite their difficult past. Read full book review >