Search Results: "Walt Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

A GATHERING AT OAK CREEK by Walt Davis
Released: June 22, 2012

"An uneven novel, but readers interested in modern ranching and the history of West Texas will likely find much to enjoy."
A New Yorker, a cowboy, a Mexican and others meet at a West Texas ranch in Davis' (How to Not Go Broke Ranching, 2011, etc.) novel about love, life and cattle raising. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A worthy tribute. (Biography. 10-14)"
Walt Whitman is a rich subject for biography: a long and peripatetic life; jobs that ranged from schoolteacher to printer to Civil War hospital nurse; famed as a journalist, essayist, and above all as a poet. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Russell Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Interested readers will want to refer to the bibliography to locate more in-depth information. (Biography. 8-12)"
A uniquely readable, if extremely simplified, biography of a fascinating man, subtitled ``His Life in Pictures,'' and consisting mostly of collages of black-and-white photographs with extensive captions, quotes from interviews with Disney, and occasional narrative to keep it flowing along. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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SMALL WALT by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Charming and endearing: 'ChuggaMmmm-hmmm!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but he and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Bill Scollon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"An iconic success story that has often been told before but rarely so one-dimensionally or with such firm adherence to the company line. (bibliography) (Biography. 8-10)"
A squeaky-clean biography of the original Mouseketeer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Gabler's remarkable biography lends Mickey's creator new dimensions and sets the standard for future biographies."
Monumental life of the contradictory impresario who founded a powerful entertainment empire and, for better or worse, "helped establish American popular culture as the dominant culture in the world." Read full book review >