Search Results: "William McKeen"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2008

"A welcome addition to the Gonzo library and one of the best starting points for HST novices—at least until Douglas Brinkley decides to publish his eagerly awaited version of events."
McKeen (Journalism/Univ. of Florida; Highway 61: A Father-and-Son Journey Through the Middle of America, 2003) resurrects the Good Doctor with a solid treatment of his life and work. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY HAD AN OCEAN by William McKeen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"Excellent social history, bracketing David Talbot's Season of the Witch (2012) as an indispensable account of a time of beauty and terror."
Searching account of 1960s Southern California, when the wistful innocence of the Beach Boys died alongside the victims of Charles Manson. Read full book review >

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MILE MARKER ZERO by William McKeen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"An engrossing tell-all in which Key West's most notable residents struggle to find sanity, sobriety and a place to call home."
A cultural history of Key West as experienced by some of its most famous residents. Read full book review >

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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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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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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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FLO & WENDELL by William Wegman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A sure hit for Wegman fans, but a miss for those who want a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An artistic departure into mixed media will spark the interest of Wegman fans in this new offering featuring his famed Weimaraners. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"You could cut the preciousness with a knife. Next up: Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy armies. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A long-eared guardian with a corps of fierce, chocolate warriors helps to rescue the kidnapped children of Santoff Claussen village in this sequel to Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (2011). Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK IN THE CITY by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Young readers who love these powerful machines will find endless fascination here. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Trains, planes, trucks and cranes and the people who make them work keep the city moving. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE FROG by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

Joining the rapidly swelling ranks of seemingly innocuous tales for younglings in which main characters are suddenly killed off, this charming outing stars sweet little old Mrs. Collywobbles and the small attack frog that guards her doorstep. Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Low knows what works for kids who like their machines big and busy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A fun and feisty tour of big, powerful and fascinating machines; each of them is ready, willing and eager to "go to work." Read full book review >

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SNOWIE ROLIE by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Unlike its predecessor, the text is prose, and less sprightly—but the story line is strong and witty enough to hold its own with the quirky, heavily worked visual concept. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Joyce makes a foray into Polar Express territory with this flaky follow-up to Rolie Polie Olie (1999). Read full book review >