Search Results: "William J. Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

GYPSY ESCAPADES by William J. Jackson
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although its suspense level could be higher, this novel satisfies with its wonderfully complex and vivid setting."
An American graduate student in India teams up with an intelligence agent and others to prevent a crisis that could spark bloody chaos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2009

"A worthy treatment of an interesting subject, which, one hopes, will inspire renewed interest in Guthrie's body of work."
A welcome biography of the Western novelist and environmentalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Admirers of Stegner's work will find this a useful but uninspired companion. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A thorough if somewhat detached life of the dean of Western American letters. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"More than his familiar, iconic fiction, this collection conveys a real sense of one of our best—and best-loved—writers."
February of next year is the centennial of Steinbeck's birth and, along with new Penguin editions of six of his novels, Viking is offering up this collection from the other, lesser-known, side of his career. Read full book review >

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UNTOLD TALES by William J. Brooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1992

"An irrepressibly clever book that will appeal to like- minded readers. (Fiction. 11+)"
In the manner of Brooke's A Telling of the Tales (1990, ALA Notable), four more sequels to, revisions of, and extrapolations from familiar stories. Read full book review >

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SACRED HONOR by William J. Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Still, given the current enthusiasm for Bennett's crusade, the book is likely to be widely circulated. (First printing of 250,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
The indefatigable Bennett (The Moral Compass, 1995, etc.) continues his campaign to inculcate the old values into Americans generally—and young Americans more particularly—this time out by gathering selections from the writings of the generation that secured America's independence. Read full book review >

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EXECUTION EVE by William J. Buchanan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photographs—not seen). (First printing of 20,000; film rights sold to Multimedia Motion Pictures)"
One of the strangest, most convoluted true-crime tales of the year, recounted with skill by Buchanan (Creative Writing/University of New Mexico), whose father figured prominently in the case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1992

"Puette makes clear that the media's negative portrayal has contributed to this state of affairs, but he has little to say about labor's own contribution. (Illustrations throughout.)"
A dissection of media bias against organized labor that makes newspapers' Labor Day editorials about the decline of unions sound like good press. Read full book review >

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THE MEN FROM THE BOYS by William J. Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1997

"An impressive debut. (Author tour)"
A charming, extended family of Boston gay men pursue the true meaning of passion. Read full book review >