Search Results: "d.e. johnson"


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DETROIT BREAKDOWN by D.E. Johnson
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Johnson's third chronicle of early-1900s Detroit (Motor City Shakedown, 2011, etc.) provides a mystery with suspects aplenty and a scary portrait of life in an insane asylum."
A young man risks his life for the woman he loves. Read full book review >

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MOTOR CITY SHAKEDOWN by D.E. Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Johnson's period noir is violent and chaotic, but his clever weaving of history with intriguing characters makes for an exciting read."
The Latin proverb "Revenge is a confession of pain" perfectly describes Will Anderson's situation. Read full book review >

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DETROIT SHUFFLE by D.E. Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Will's fourth is his best outing yet, packed with action by turns funny and chilling and deftly blended with the historical background."
A return to the morass of corruption and political turmoil that was 1912 Detroit suggests that it wasn't all that different from today. Read full book review >

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THE DETROIT ELECTRIC SCHEME by D.E. Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Johnson's debut novel is unsteadily plotted, but an empathetic hero and an abundance of interesting historical detail should keep readers engaged."
In 1910 Detroit, a guilty conscience turns an innocent man into the prime suspect in a grisly murder. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Lacks its subject's wit and fire, but displays Johnson in all his grime and glory."
A balanced view of the troubled yet triumphant life of one of literature's and lexicography's not-so-gentle giants. Read full book review >

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VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Take it as a tall tale, and watch the fireworks fly. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Seymour (Our Neighbor Is a Strange, Strange Man, p. 71, etc.) tells an enchanting story about a battle of wills between Farmer Puckett's wife and Jake Johnson, the new mule that Farmer Puckett bought to pull his wagon of fireworks to the town's Independence Day social. Read full book review >