Search Results: "Stephen Harrigan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GATES OF THE ALAMO by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"An original work of high distinction indeed: as fine a historical novel as any within recent memory, and far and away Harrigan's best book yet. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
A full-dress fictionalization of the historic siege remembered as "the Texas holy of holies," from the veteran Texas Monthly contributor and novelist (Jacob's Well, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHALLENGER PARK by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"Lacks the manic, macho intensity of other astronaut tales (think Space Cowboys or The Right Stuff), giving it a comparatively staid—but much more mature—feel."
Peyton Place in space? A little. But while scandal is afoot in Challenger Park, life is mostly as complicated as it is everywhere else. The moral: There are things worth fighting for and people worth loving. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1992

"A graceful and low-keyed celebration of diving and the dazzling underwater world it reveals, as much for the underwater enthusiast as for the armchair traveler."
A leisurely tour of the coral reefs of Grand Turk Island, where novelist Harrigan (Jacob's Well, 1984) learns about nature and himself. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND OF MR. LINCOLN by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A narrative that presents keen insights into Lincoln's complex personality."
A novel that concentrates on Lincoln's early years in Illinois, from his friendship with the (fictional) poet Cage Weatherby to his (altogether too real) relationship with Mary Todd. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"A heartening novel about art, war and the tug of family relationships."
A Texas rancher wants to commemorate his son, killed in World War I, by commissioning a statue, but we discover this public act covers up a failed relationship. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE MAMMOTH by Stephen Harrigan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2013

"Like sitting next to a loquacious, genial and informative passenger on a slow trans-Texas train."
A Sooner-born, Longhorn-raised writer offers a rich selection of pieces originally published in Texas Monthly and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIANA by E.T. Harrigan
Released: July 24, 2004

"A briskly plotted, exhilarating adventure that will test even the most carefree reader's suspension of disbelief."
Amidst an intergalactic war, alpine warrior Lt. Cynthia Scott battles aliens on the frigid planet of Ostark. Read full book review >

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ACOMA by Lana M. Harrigan
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Generally unoriginal, though a splendid sense of character and language keeps the story moving—until a romantic formula rises at end to conquer and squelch an otherwise satisfying debut."
A first novel, set in the early 16th century during the Spanish conquest of present-day New Mexico, details the adventures of one Mar°a AngÇlica as she both observes and takes part in the founding of Santa Fe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 22, 2009

"Instructions on developing a base from which educational research can move forward."
A look at methodology, not monsoons. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >