Search Results: "Thomas L.P. Swicegood"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Eight gay figures carve a niche in the American dream in this collection of engaging but often overzealous biographies. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Some mild friction between two bright men sparks striking observations about music."
Edited transcripts of nine intense interviews with the celebrated British composer. Read full book review >

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DYLAN THOMAS by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2004

"Scrupulously researched but overly detailed."
The British biographer of Ian Fleming and Rudyard Kipling memorializes the chaotic and abbreviated existence of the 20th century's most Romantic poet. Read full book review >

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DOUBTING THOMAS by Atle Naess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

This 1997 novel by a prominent Norwegian author assembles the testimony of nine "witnesses" to explain a scandalous incident in the year 1606: it seems the celebrated (and impulsive) painter killed a man in a duel, then fled from Rome into a prolonged exile. Read full book review >

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THOMAS MANN by Ronald Hayman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"An important, accomplished work, containing the outlines of a less professional, more passionate look at Mann and his family that, while yet unwritten, might someday provide drama to match the master's. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran biographer Hayman (Tennessee Williams, 1994, etc.) painstakingly traces the great German novelist's progress from anatomist of fin-de-siäcle decadence to august personification of his nation's conscience. Read full book review >

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MY THOMAS by Roberta Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"Historically accurate and sincere—but also a redundant, overly precious patchwork of a courageous woman's private thoughts and the colorful American life swirling around her."
A pedantic, tedious hardcover debut in which Grimes (the paperback Almost Perfect) presents an imaginary journal kept by Martha Jefferson, beloved wife of Thomas, during the passionate but tragically few years of their marriage. Read full book review >

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THOMAS MURPHY by Roger Rosenblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A colorful man nears his demise with a bit o' philosophizing and a song."
An elderly poet delivers a chatty, comic monologue on sex, death, life, and getting the girl. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outstanding biography that reveals an overlooked steeliness at Jefferson's core that accounts for so much of his political success."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer lauds the political genius of Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >

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ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2003

"With its tender surprise ending, call it It's a Wonderful Sixth Sense, built out of wet pulp and milk."
Koontz's suspense masterpieces (Intensity, 1996; The Face, 2002) have tight plots or strikingly enclosed worlds. But you can't win 'em all, and despite the lift he strives for, these pages go by on automatic pilot. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE THOMAS by Andrew Peyton Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Injudicious."
Harvard Law grad Thomas makes the case for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (no relation). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Thomas sizzles and fries, straightens up to knock out a classic. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Blistering but repetitious life of Thomas that leaves no part of him unwhipped; by the coauthor of 1986's Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas, which also was an oven-blast against the poet, directed by his widow. Read full book review >