Search Results: "T.D. Jakes"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE SEVENTH DAY by T.D. Jakes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This preachy parable is only for die-hard Jakes fans."
Someone is stalking the little girls of New Orleans and leaving their poor bodies to be found on the seventh day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A good read for anyone interested in confidence men and the history of Wall Street."
The tale of an early-20th-century con man who swindled millions through horse racing, mining claims, and penny stocks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2007

"A fitting tribute to the race course that once featured Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Discovery and Whirlaway."
Terrific portrait of the 2000 season at Suffolk Downs, a mid-level, blue-collar, East Boston racetrack. Read full book review >

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ROGUE STATE by T.D. Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"Helpful propaganda, for those who need it. Otherwise, there's little new here, and nothing that hasn't been said better, and less shrilly."
An unsatisfying jeremiad on the evils of the Bush administration, Pax Americana, and other avatars of the Star-Spangled Imperium. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DREAMS by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Realistic detail and period color galore keep this swift-moving story grounded in the sunset of a largely agrarian America as the automobile and WWI arrive to shake the republic out of its golden idyll. (Literary Guild featured alternate)"
This sequel to prolific historical novelist Jakes's Homeland (1994, not reviewed) leads faithful readers of his Revolutionary and Civil War sagas into the 20th century and continues his roman-fleuve of the Crown Dynasty of Chicago. Read full book review >

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TRACES OF GREED by T.D. Bessler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2010

"Despite some plot holes and occasionally clunky prose, the book moves quickly and provides a great ride."
A bank executive gets more than he bargained for as he fights for his life, his reputation and his family in this timely financial thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING FLORIDA by T.D. Allman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A splendid rendering of the messy human story of our fourth-most populous state."
A rich and lively history of Florida, minus the Disney gloss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME TIME by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Happily, then, the Kent Family's gain was nobody's loss."
Political correctness has blunted Samuel Johnson's observation that a woman preaching was like a dog walking on its hind legs—the wonder was not that it was done well, but that it was done at all—but its point is still relevant to this collection of a dozen reprints, most from the 1950s and '60s, by the bestselling author of the Kent Family Chronicles (The Bastard, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLESTON by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"The author's pleasure in this many-voiced hymn to his home state of 25 years comes through strongly: popular historical fiction at its most readable."
Jakes (On Secret Service, 2000, etc.) takes another big bite out of southern history with a tragic multigenerational saga set in Charleston, South Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GODS OF NEWPORT by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Another well-hewn American history lesson for Jakes's devoted fans."
Folksy storyteller Jakes (Charleston, 2002, etc.) directs a relatively economical drama of scandal and bad manners amid newly rich robber barons climbing the summer social ladder in Newport, RI. Read full book review >