Search Results: "Scotty Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A singularly off-putting and seamy reading experience."
A memoir about the author's role in the secret sex lives of Hollywood's Golden Age stars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"McLennan's is less an aid to hikers than a handbook for outlet-mall devotees."
For those who know they want a meaningful spiritual life, but don—t know where to find one. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating twin narrative, though not quite the story the title suggests. (bibliography, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In 1946, The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the Ku Klux Klan in an effort to teach young listeners lessons about tolerance and standing up to bigotry. Read full book review >

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LOOSE ENDS by Neal Bowers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"A disappointment."
A rather underimagined seriocomic novel, the first by the Iowa author of the well-received nonfiction Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist (1997). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Scotty's real monument is not this book, but his music. (65 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The sad trajectory of Elvis Presley's life is a familiar story, but this memoir does shed a little new light on the early years. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An engaging, darkly comedic tale."
In Sandoe's debut novel, a man's cancer diagnosis leads him on a supernatural journey. Read full book review >

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NO FORWARDING ADDRESS by Elisabeth Bowers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Best for the exquisitely delineated scenes between Meg and her college-age son, in the throes of his first love affair, and her career-minded daughter, a new convert to feminism."
When Vicky Fischer hires Vancouver p.i. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"Despite such limitations, Civil War buffs north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line will still find enough in this book not to be entirely disappointed."
A flawed chronicle of the two 1863 Tennessee battles in the Civil War that fell on the heels of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Compelling and enlightening nonetheless. (index & credits, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The year 1956 saw the creation of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, a special agency charged with preserving the right of the state to govern itself without interference from the federal government or private pressure groups. Read full book review >