Search Results: "William Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST FORTUNE OF THE TSARS by William Clarke
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"A fiscal detective's exhaustive accounting that focuses on the monetary aspects of an imperial dynasty's harsh fate. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A judicious audit of what happened or may have happened to the vast riches controlled by Russia's Romanoffs before they were executed by Bolshevik irregulars in the wake of the 1917 Revolution. Read full book review >

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OFF THE MAP by William Clark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Since there are some telling incidents here, this will have some use as a supplement to secondary sources; but a more extensive sampling, with fuller explanation, would have been a good deal more valuable. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Excerpts from the Lewis and Clark journals—framed between a brief ``Prologue'' (on the purpose of the expedition), plus Jefferson's letter outlining guidelines for exploring the Territory, and an equally brief ``Epilogue'' (on the trip back and the ultimate fates of major participants)—that sufficiently suggest the hardships and heroism of the journey. Read full book review >

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DON’T PAT THE WOMBAT! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Challenging and often very funny, this gives new meaning the term 'camp book.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
This journal, which chronicles a sixth-grade class trip to Cumbinya Pioneer Camp, is written through the eyes of Mike Ryder, a member of a crazy group called the Coconuts. Read full book review >

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The Red Phone by William D. Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"A short novel that tells a formidable story in a small package, even if it sprints through some of the typical thriller's finer points."
In Clark's debut thriller, the U.S. president and various experts scramble to stop Muslim terrorists from detonating a nuclear device in New York. 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

PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

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CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >