Search Results: "Wayne Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Wayne Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"A very pale knockoff of James Dickey, with ponderous narration taking us through the obvious and predictable story at a snail's pace."
Sluggish thriller by Johnson (Six Crooked Highways, 2000, etc.) about a camping trip that goes wrong when an unhappy family runs into a gang of small-time thugs. Read full book review >

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SIX CROOKED HIGHWAYS by Wayne Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"With its celebration of the resilience of Native American culture, a rewarding and often moving story. (Author tour)"
Paul Two Persons, the tough, troubled protagonist of Johnson's Don't Think Twice (1999), returns in another moody work, part character study and part fast-moving mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 27, 2010

"Enjoyable and informative—one of the best books on the topic in years."
Propulsive story of the mythologized, misunderstood universe of motorcycling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"A concise, enlightened examination of various perspectives on Christ."
Johnson (Whitey, 2011, etc.) investigates competing religious views of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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DRAGON by Wayne Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

Once again, a creature hatches, seeks its mother among unlike animals, and eventually finds her. Read full book review >

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WHY THE WEST WAS WILD by Wayne Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Readers after a truer picture would do better to decline his invitation in favor of studies closer to primary sources, such as Michael V. Uschan's Westward Expansion (2001) or Russell Freedman's Cowboys of the Wild West (1985). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Swanson invites readers to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when "pioneers" hot for gold or land invaded the "untamed lands in the West," drove fierce, faceless "Natives" into submission, transformed into cowboys or badmen (or both), and proceeded to either drink and gamble their meager wages away in saloons frequented by "hurdy-girls," or to be strung up by vigilantes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"For the manager, a handy tool, as well as a tale of financial daring exciting enough to interest a general readership. (BookAnnouncements' Business Author of the Year; Do-It-Yourself Book Festival Book of the Year in 2004)"
Silicon Valley player McVicker had an idea so brilliant—selling medical equipment via the Internet—that he cashed out $100,000 in personal pension funds at 40 cents on the dollar to get fast money to keep it going. Read full book review >

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JAMES FENIMORE COOPER by Wayne Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"It is unimaginable that any life of Cooper will surpass this fascinating book."
The second volume of a majestic biography covers the 19th-century author's most productive decades. Read full book review >