Search Results: "Wayne Simmons"


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 >

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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 >

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THE NATANZ DIRECTIVE by Wayne Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Ruthless and remorseless James Bond-ian escapades, sans skirt-chasing intervals, in the name of Western ideals."
In Simmons and Graham's (The Missing Sixth, 2011, etc.) spy thriller, Jake Conlan is called back undercover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"We breathe the exhalations of the trees, and as Lembke testifies, they fuel a hundred more poetic concerns. (line drawings, not seen)"
Arboreal musings—learned, canny, homespun, graceful—from one of our better natural history writers. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"Unless you're one of Simmons's clients, it's hard to imagine reading straight through all 40 cases; but just as crowds apparently turn out to greet the famous shape-changer on his visits, you can count on followers seeking inspiration from these upbeat reports."
The word from experts is that lost weight rarely stays off, but TV fitness-guru and bestselling diet-book author Simmons (Richard Simmons' Better Body Book, 1983, etc.) never gives up on those desperate souls who write to him in despair, then successfully shed pounds in his program—or so he says. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE VOYAGE OF LUCY P. SIMMONS by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Adventurous possibilities await in a necessary second installment. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic helps an orphaned heiress fight a rapacious uncle out to steal the family fortune. Read full book review >

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COME ALONG, DAISY! by Jane Simmons
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The dramatic images can be viewed from a distance, making this an appealing read-aloud for story hours. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This cautionary tale from Simmons explores no new terrain, though the duckling Daisy does. Read full book review >