Search Results: "William Queen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A dark and twisted world, fully realized. Don't be surprised if it runs to bestsellerdom. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
A federal agent earns his colors with the Mongol motorcycle gang while working undercover. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE SCENE by Queen Latifah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latifah's ode to self-esteem benefits greatly from the companion CD, but the minimal text, with a dashed-off feel and sometimes awkward rhymes, will probably leave the reader wanting more. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl demonstrates her confidence and her mad skills on the playground. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"Fraught, shivery fun that will paint you to your chair."
Tough-as-boots ex-Special Forces federal agent Queen teams again with Century, co-author of his bestselling Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (2005), to replay the hunt for a gun-crazy renegade holed up in a mountaintop hideaway. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Courtly, engaging, down-to-earth letters by a kindly English aristocrat of the old school."
A lifetime of letters by the beloved queen mother reflects a tumultuous century in England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"This weighty but incomplete work is a blown opportunity that never succeeds in getting inside a gifted and tragic performer's head, heart, or soul."
The tempestuous life of a versatile singer gets a detail-heavy if unenlightening full-length treatment. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A first-rate biography of a towering medical influence."
A well-told, enjoyable, enlightening—and much needed—biography of a giant of medical practice and education. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE WILLIAM by Bill Harlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Though some of his characters are engaging and the Beltway stuff interesting, what should be gripping never is."
Libya plots a chemical weapons attack in this novice entry in the Tom Clancy Stakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM STYRON by James L.W. West
Released: April 1, 1998

"A masterful achievement. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This meticulously crafted, well-paced biography should go a long way toward burnishing Styron's reputation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2006

"An illuminating portrait."
Parkman Prize-winner Richardson takes a vivid look at a pioneering American intellectual. Read full book review >