Search Results: "Vincent Scully"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Thoughtful, passionate, and visually exciting—a work that will unquestionably encourage others both to create meaningful monuments, buildings, gardens and to understand them. (Over 500 illustrations, including 200 color and 200 b&w photographs.)"
A brilliant distillation of the ideas of the man called by Philip Johnson ``the most influential architecture teacher ever.'' Here, Scully (Art History/Yale; Pueblo, 1974) surveys with charm, eloquence, and philosophical reflection the history of the symbolic structures that mediate between the human beings who created and use them and the natural world. Read full book review >

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GRAPESHOT AND DEMONS by Vincent P Scully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Melodramatic naval adventure with laughs and sex on the side."
In Scully's debut, British sailors from the Napoleonic era are transported to an alien planet, where they get entangled in war between life-force-eating monsters and energy-based aliens with sex on the mind. Read full book review >

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IN THE HOPE OF RISING AGAIN by Helen Scully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Little connects, and the pretentious prose is as enervating as the climate."
Improbable plot makes for a disappointing debut about a once-grand southern family who loses almost everything in the Depression but somehow keeps going. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE PASSAGE by Julia Scully
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"This chronology of a hard and unusual childhood offers a good snapshot of the struggles of a Depression-era family in one of the more remote outposts in America, but it lacks the dramatic impact that these circumstances conferred upon the three women."
An anecdotal and generally unreflective coming-of-age account set mainly in the Alaskan frontier. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, Scully's appeal for respect and dignity in our treatment of animals certainly beats the big-game outfitter who's quoted: 'You shoot 'em at close range. And the thing is, they don't go right down. They get up. And now they're piffed.'"
A moral inquiry into the human treatment of animals. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW GIRL by Rachel Vincent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adds nothing new to a crowded genre. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
After a chance encounter with a boy, a girl discovers secrets about herself and her society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Thanks to Vincent, readers will want to go straight to the art for a good, hard look. (8 pages color illustrations)"
A probing, top-flight study of Ralph Albert Blakelock's difficult life (1847-1919) and visionary art, from playwright and art journalist Vincent. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Riveting and disturbing, if somewhat incomplete."
Investigative journalist Vincent (Hitler's Silent Partners, 1997, etc.) uncovers a little-known slice of Jewish history. Read full book review >

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Reception by L.M. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"A well-engineered farce with some problematic characterization."
In this comic novel set in 1981, a pre-wedding reception with a spiked punch bowl leads to revelations among a group of old friends and acquaintances. Read full book review >

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A SLEPYNG HOUND TO WAKE by Vincent McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"The strong mystery is woven into a slow-paced, philosophical discussion of the painful demise of those special bookstores whose nooks and crannies once yielded fabulous finds."
A bookhound has too many women interested in him and too many problems to solve. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2001

"An interesting story for anyone interested in urban studies or American history, but with a thicket of political minutiae that's easy to get lost in."
Former New York mayor John Lindsay (who died last year), the son of a long-established but not particularly well-off New York family, cut an unusual figure in the rough-and-tumble world of New York politics. Read full book review >