Search Results: "Stephen Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Helm's folksy manner can grate ('Memory lane can be a pretty painful address at times''); overall, though, a readable and evenhanded account that will appeal to Band fans and 60s nostalgists (though Barney Hoskyns's Across the Great Divide, covers much of the same ground)."
Enjoyable history of a seminal late-60's rock group, told by the group's drummer with the help of Davis (co-author, Fleetwood, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A somewhat ragged but intriguing time capsule, sure to appeal to Zeppelin and classic-rock fans."
Rock journalist and biographer Davis (Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses, 2008, etc.) commemorates Led Zeppelin's 1975 U.S. tour. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A competent retelling of one woman's successful—though personally troubled—emergence into the 1970s music scene."
The story of singer-songwriter Carly Simon's rise to stardom. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1993

"And Davis's lumpy narration, with its perfunctory dialogue, hardly redeems itself as fiction."
Ostensibly a novel about the legendary Moroccan tribe of musicians, this awkward narrative by the rock critic Davis (Hammer of the Gods, 1985) reads more like a work of pop ethnomusicology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"An engrossing cultural narrative, riddled with bombastic prose."
A detailed biography of the Rolling Stones, emphasizing musical minutiae and salacious recollections. Read full book review >

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DALLAS 1963 by Bill Minutaglio
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Despite the calendar slog, the authors make a compelling, tacit parallel to today's running threats by extremist groups."
In a chronological, episodic narrative that grows somewhat tedious yet chilling, Minutaglio (City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle, 2004, etc.) and Davis (J. Frank Dobie, 2009, etc.) unearth the various fringe elements rampant in Dallas in the three years (from January 1960 to November 1963) preceding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A truly inspiring collection for personal as well as institutional libraries. (Biography. 8-12)"
This exciting collective biography features ten important women in the historic struggle to win freedom and civil rights. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >

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SMALL BLUE AND THE DEEP DARK NIGHT by Jon Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"160; Add this original, illuminating book to any stack of in-the-dark, nighty-night anxiety tales right next to the bed, alongside that last glass of water—but leave the door open a crack! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Small Blue (a little bunny) gets a bad case of the middle-of-the-night willies, imagining what spooky creatures might lurk in the dark corners of her home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY by Jerry Davis
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2011

"Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A close-up of a neon-yellow chick beckons from the bright-blue front cover. Read full book review >