Search Results: "Willie Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE NELSON by Joe Nick Patoski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get."
In-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This tale of the discrimination, rejection, and misunderstanding that Willie faced is redeemed by a portrait of parents who persisted until they found the right slot for their son. (Author tour)"
A mother's account of raising a child who threw tantrums, had sleep disturbances and speech problems, scratched and hit schoolmates, but was also loving and bright. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Just one volume in Nelson's long story that remains much like its author: funny, inspirational and bawdy, with a well-honed sense of humor."
Legendary musician Nelson and his friends share a year's worth of stories, lyrics, riffs and dirty jokes. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Willie Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"The rest of it makes about as much sense."
Meandering, pointless, contemptibly delicious bag of potato chips by the great singer/storyteller. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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WILLIE WINS by Almira Astudillo Gilles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2001

"An understated pearl of a story, humbly and somewhat awkwardly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tender but vital tribute to a father's love and a son's faith, as well as a gratifying sleeve across a bully's windpipe, from a talented newcomer. Read full book review >

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LOSING NELSON by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Psychodrama and historical suspense align to extraordinary effect here, entwining the two in a denouement both stunning and unspeakably sad. (Book-of-the-Month Club)"
In a novel of singular complexity, Unsworth (Sugar and Rum, p. 481, etc.) sheds remarkable light on the nature of obsession, as a daft but supremely knowledgeable biographer of British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson fights desperately against the evidence to rescue his subject from a distinctly unheroic deed. Read full book review >

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HALF NELSON by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A dastardly criminal conspiracy outsmarted and outsocked by a fairy-godmother vigilante: a tree-hugger's answer to John D. MacDonald's The Green Ripper."
Activist Robert Rackleff, the fair-haired lord of Earth Everlasting, must be the most unlikely person in the world to receive death threats, and the most exasperating to protect when he does. Read full book review >

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A TALE OUT OF LUCK by Willie Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"An overflowing, hospitable story. Shakespeare it ain't, but we didn't expect it to be."
America's most famous outlaw conjures up a Wild West fable about the Texas town he made up from scratch. Read full book review >