Search Results: "William Campbell Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

EXPIRATION DAY by William Campbell Powell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"An auspicious debut. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
In this coming-of-age diary, a girl navigates life in a dystopic near-future. Read full book review >

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MARKSMAN by William Campbell Gault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2003

"A standout collection in the publisher's Lost Classics series."
This first collection by Gault—best known for his YA fiction and the hardboiled mysteries starring ex-football player Brock "The Rock" Callahan he published nearly 50 years ago—suggests that he may have saved his best stuff for his short fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"This narrative history should please computer insiders and academics but may leave the lay reader seeking relief with the nearest video game. (photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive history of the computer, much of it standard but with some surprising interpretations. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WITCH FIRE by Laura Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Smart, suspenseful and delicious. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this largely successful sequel to Burn Mark, Lucas and Glory, trained in the use of their considerable fae powers to fight witchcrime, pose as students to investigate Wildings, an elite Swiss boarding school believed to have terrorist ties. Read full book review >

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DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SWORD by Huw Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Light space opera to the nth degree; think J.J. Abrams' Firefly interpreted by Nick Jr. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jake Cutler: orphan, space pirate, king…galactic leader? Read full book review >

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TERRORISTS AT THE TABLE by Jonathan Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"Powell's urgent, reasoned, and impassioned argument for negotiation has the potential to contribute significantly to public debate."
A road map for the fraught, fragile road to possible peace with terrorist organizations. Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE by Michael Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1995

"A book of charm and panache, this is a lovely legacy. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The second half of Powell's autobiography, like the first, shows the British filmmaker to be an exceptionally fine writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A succinct summation of all that has come before, much of which readers will already know before beginning the book."
A buffet of insights and oddities regarding "the psychology of music." Read full book review >