Search Results: "Sampson Davis"


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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS by William C. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"A dispassionate, well-researched, and skillful biography of a complex and controversial figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A fine, objective portrait in paradox, shrewdly detailing how Jefferson Davis's character flaws rendered him woefully unsuited to be President of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A page-turning wake-up call."
An emergency-room doctor relates his experiences to the wider emergency of inadequate health care for inner-city residents in places like Newark, N.J., where he grew up and practiced medicine. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON DAVIS, UNCONQUERABLE HEART by Felicity Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Everyone else can skip it. (72 illus.)"
The author's dedication—to her grandmother, —a Confederate to the last——tells you everything you need to know. Read full book review >

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THE DAVIS CUP CONSPIRACY by Jack M. Bickham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"But if you want the big story—whether Brad's boys pull off that qualifying match- -you'll just have to read the book."
What looks like a routine Davis Cup qualifying match in Caracas, Venezuela, turns into a routine political thriller when rebels stage a long-planned revolt to assassinate the president and, if necessary, disrupt the match. Read full book review >

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I AM TROY DAVIS by Jen Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Poignant and humane."
A compelling account of the life of Troy Davis (1968-2011), the Georgia-born black man condemned to death for the killing of a white policeman. Read full book review >