Search Results: "Wayne Scheer"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Dan Barden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1997

"There are sharp, persuasive glimpses here of the reality of celebrity life and the agony of a family coming apart at the seams, but the novel remains an odd pastiche in which fiction and fact commingle without generating clarity or significant insights."
An unsettling and uneven blend of fact and fiction in a first novel about one family's involvement with John Wayne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Despite its occasional clunkiness, this is very likely to be the definitive Wayne biography for years to come. (38 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An epic biography of one of America's most popular and iconographic movie stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAYNE OF GOTHAM by Tracy Hickman
Released: June 26, 2012

"Neither as grim as its cinematic counterpart nor as byzantine as the current comics, but casual readers and fanboys alike may be caught off guard by this divergent adventure."
Bruce Wayne, Gotham City's dark knight, discovers that the primeval event of his life—the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha—may hold clues to the nature of his worst enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD BLESS JOHN WAYNE by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The smart money, though, will start on page one and quit reading as soon as the plot kicks in."
Before he became Ratso, flea-market Watson to Kinky Friedman's Sherlock, Larry Sloman was the adoptive son of Lilyan and Jack Sloman, late of Miami. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2008

"For those who have donned those robes, Scheer's book will be an affirmation. Those who have not may prefer more evenhanded approaches that offer the same conclusion, such as Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier's America Between the Wars (2008)."
It's all Nixon's fault: If he hadn't gone to China, we wouldn't have Dubya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A collection that will demonstrate either the limitations or the possibilities of flash fiction, depending on the reader's perspective."
When you'd rather have a quick shot of fiction than linger over a long tale, knock back one of these 20 very short stories—plus one artwork—on love, sex, and relationships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A vital piece of work that demands attention."
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Scheer (Communication and Journalism/Univ. of Southern California; The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, 2010, etc.) examines how online convenience has supplanted bedrock American values of personal freedom and the right to privacy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1991

"Like Richard B. McAdoo's Eccentric Circles (p.34), which revealed an unexpected richness in RV travel, Scheer's zesty report points to an attractive alternative to the drudgery of car travel and the dizzying, impersonal hop from airport to airport. (Maps—not seen.)"
Author of several regional travel guides, Scheer, a radio disc jockey, spent six weeks traveling nearly 14,000 miles on Amtrak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY THE LIGHT OF THE CAPTURED MOON by Julian Scheer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"A quiet, nostalgic, and magical story told in the matter-of-fact way that children who like fantasy will enjoy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten-year-old Billy is disappointed that summer is about to end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A THANKSGIVING TURKEY by Julian Scheer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A lovely memory. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Scheer (By the Light of the Captured Moon, p. 265, etc.) does a fine job conveying a sense of the ties that bind us to a place, in this case the back hills of Virginia. Read full book review >