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. 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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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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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

A GARDEN OF OPPOSITES by Nancy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"EWSLUGp2006 for older toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pigtailed redhead takes readers through her garden, strikingly simple graphics demonstrating such opposing pairs as a "short" caterpillar and a "long" snake, "inside" and "outside" an apple (with jaunty leaf reorienting itself in opposing directions). Read full book review >

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BUD AND GABBY by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Children who have cats will recognize their pets, and children who have sick siblings or who are afraid of visiting the doctor themselves might have some of their fears allayed after listening to this friendly story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bud is a huge orange cat; Gabby is a small black-and-white one. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ROCKS! by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Read full book review >

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MABEL THE TOOTH FAIRY AND HOW SHE GOT HER JOB by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sandwiched between endpaper galleries of celebrity teeth, this sidesplitting dental romance will have young readers showing their own pearly whites in laughter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor Mabel: having discovered the hard way that even fairies have to brush and floss, she sets out to assemble a new set of choppers from children's castoffs. Read full book review >