Search Results: "Roy Hoopes"


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A WATERGATE TAPE by Roy Hoopes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, Hoopes (When the Stars Went to War, 1995, etc.) provides a rich, incisive portrait of a specific time and a singular event that quite overshadow the uninteresting mystery."
In the wake of the 1973 Watergate scandal, Washington buzzes with speculation on the fate of Richard Nixon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"A disappointing failure to explore a rich topic."
Nostalgia reigns in this account of how the film industry responded to WW II. Read full book review >

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN by Lou Ann Walker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"But ultimately, though this is far from a complete picture, there's much here that's intriguing about the craft of this unique contemporary; the book may well inspire interest in his work. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
A harmoniously formatted portrait of a pop artist of sure interest to young readers, with excellent quotes from interviews, 20 telling color photos of the artist at work, and 19 reproductions of his paintings and sculptures. Read full book review >

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ROY & LILLIE by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"More anecdotal than novelistic, it's too slight to rank with his best, but the Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After 60 or so books (Alone, 2009, etc.) that remains fresh, flavorful and worth the price."
Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1986

"Very minor work by a minor master, then, more for Cain scholars than general readers—with solid introductory materials by Cain biographer Roy Hoopes."
Dedicated to revealing and preserving the human side of one of the preeminent tough guy writers of the 1930's, this volume brings together humorous short stories, satiric playlets, but only one work of distinctive (if very modest) quality: the comic novella Career in C Major, which originally appeared in hard-cover in 1943, then in a 1944 collection (Three of a Kind)—but was first sold to the movies. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1981

"A few early gems of raw, ugly Cain, then, in a generally undistinguished retrospective."
Collected here are the dialogues which, first published in Mencken's American Mercury, brought young Cain—then an editorial writer for Walter Lippmann at the New York World—his first taste of literary acclaim in the late Twenties. Read full book review >

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ROY MAKES A CAR by Mary E. Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Tain't no telling what he'll try next.' (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Lyons wheels out a terrific new tall-tale character in a Florida yarn based on a fragment collected by Zora Neale Hurston. Read full book review >

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STELLA AND ROY by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"These outgoing, self-assured kids are beautifully observed; depicted in definitive black with joyfully bright added colors, their excursion makes a cheerful, attractive book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aesop's ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' is reenacted by two preschoolers racing ``around the lake,'' in what could be a San Francisco park, to a popcorn stand. Read full book review >

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ROY G. BIV by Jude Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Occasionally entertaining yet gimmicky book aimed at those with short attention spans."
In an artfully designed work, factoids and myths about color are brightly packaged in a format with eye-catching typographics. Read full book review >

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DAVID & LEE ROY by David L. Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Nelson neatly pulls together the story of two lives, representatives of their generation, to build something more durable and more valuable than personal memories alone."
Haunted by a continued sense of loss and guilt, a former Marine Corps Captain investigates the death of his childhood friend in Vietnam. Read full book review >