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Hush Little Babies
Don Davis
0312964854
November 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
If you're suspected of murdering someone close to you, and you don't have much evidence to support your version of events, your fate may depend critically on what you do after the murder. Darlie Routier, accused of murdering her two young sons, did almost everything wrong. She was inconsistent when talking to the 911 operator, she didn't try to stop her sons' bleeding, and a week after the deaths, she laughed and kidded around with Silly String at a birthday party held in honor of the older boy at his grave. Even the playing of her son's favorite song, "Gangsta's Paradise," was held against her. Hush Little Babies is true crime in the tradition of Texans who "live large" in a material sense, but author Don Davis doesn't allow the flamboyant aspects of the Routiers' lifestyle to distract him...


Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor
Donald A. Davis
0312309066
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
World War II enthusiasts probably already know about the controversies surrounding the American mission to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who orchestrated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. What the uninitiated will find interesting is Davis's account of the lives of the soldiers who participated in the attack. Through a series of vignettes, the reader sees both American and Japanese perspectives. Good and bad guys can be found on either side, and Davis appears to be a fair judge of character as he considers different perspectives of these historic events. Davis also does an excellent job supplementing a bird's eye view of the war with minute detail, i.e. "honor ribbons blossomed on the chest of the green uniform, and the right hand rested upon a long sword." Davis portrays Yamamoto not as a villain,...


JonBenet
Steve Thomas
0312978618
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Let's answer the burning question straightaway: Steve Thomas believes that Patsy Ramsey is responsible for the death of her daughter, JonBenét, Christmas night 1996. As a key member of the team assigned to investigate the murder of the 6-year-old girl, the former detective knows the facts of the case as well as anyone, and the conclusion he draws is convincing and clearly presented. And, as it turns out, his theory about who may be guilty of the crime is just one of the shocking revelations in JonBenét: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation.

From the outset, it was a textbook example of how not to run an investigation: JonBenét's body was moved from where it was discovered before clues could be gathered, evidence was mishandled or removed altogether, the coroner failed to conduct routine procedures...



Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball
Deborah Davis
0471659665
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Truman Capote's legendary masked ball, at New York City's Plaza Hotel on November 28, 1966, was a hyped-up media event meticulously masterminded by the self-promoting, social-climbing author of In Cold Blood. Davis (Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X) dishes up the menu, the decor, the outfits and the guest list of 540, clueing the reader in to how Capote dangled the prized invitations for months, snubbing early supporters like Carson McCullers as he determined who was "in" and who was "out." In choosing his guest of honor, Capote eschewed glamorous "swans" like Babe Paley and Marella Agnelli in favor of "dowdy" Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. Actress Candice Bergen was bored at the ball; Capote's elevator man danced the night away with a woman who didn't know his pedigree; and...


Dark Waters
Lee Vyborny
0451211618
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A former crewmember and a journalist join forces to tell the absorbing tale of the deepest secret weapon in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force, the deep-diving nuclear submarine NR-1. A brainchild of the brilliant and controlling Admiral Rickover, even her construction involved a host of technical problems. When she finally went to sea in 1970, her crew of 12 (including the senior author) found her slow, almost unnavigable on the surface, and facing previously unsuspected threats, such as undersea tsunamis when she operated at her designed depth of 3,000 feet. They and their successors helped place underwater sonar devices, retrieve lost F-14’s with secret Phoenix missiles aboard, and perform many other missions that are only hinted at in the book. They had to survive bad food, accommodations that were...


Marsupial Sue
John Lithgow
0689843941
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Being a kangaroo certainly looks like a lot of fun, what with all the hopping and the hay eating. But who knew all that jumping around could cause such problems? Marsupial Sue, that's who, a smartly dressed young 'roo who can't abide by all the bouncing: "It rattled her brain. It gave her migraine. A backache, sideache, tummyache too."

So John Lithgow recounts in 4/4 time--along with the jaunty, waltzy music and score on the CD that's included--in his second foray into children's books (The Remarkable Farkle McBride being the first). Probably best known as Dick Solomon on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun, Lithgow brings his comic knack to this Down Under story about the importance of being yourself. Marsupial Sue might be intrigued by the idea of being a climbing koala or prawn-slurping platypus, but with Lithgow's...



College Mathematics
Don Davis
0130891312
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book, modern in its writing style as well as in its applications, contains numerous exercises—both skill oriented and applications—, real data problems, and a problem solving method. The book features exercises based on data form the World Wide Web, technology options for those who wish to use a graphing calculator, review boxes, strategic checkpoints, interactive activities, section summaries and projects, and chapter openers and reviews. For anyone who wants to see and understand how mathematics are used in everyday life.

From the Back Cover
This book, modern in its writing style as well as in its applications, contains numerous exercises—both skill oriented and applications—, real data problems, and a problem solving method. The book features...


My Boys Can Swim!: The Official Guy's Guide to Pregnancy
Ian Davis
0761521674
September 1999
Paperback
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Review
Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep

Review
Finally?A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep

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Sound System Engineering
Don Davis
0240803051
May 1997
Hardcover
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Review
"Many books have been written about the subject in the last 50 years, but the book that certainly opened the eyes of many people going into audio is Sound System Engineering" - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000

"...it is the first choice for my bookshelf." - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000

Review
"Many books have been written about the subject in the last 50 years, but the book that certainly opened the eyes of many people going into audio is Sound System Engineering" - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000

"...it is the first choice for my bookshelf." - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000

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Don't Know Much About the 50 States
Kenneth C. Davis
0064462277
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
From the author of the bestselling Don't Know Much About History comes a terrific new series for kids. In Don't Know Much About the 50 States, young readers will be amazed to discover how entertaining U.S. geography and history can be. Using an engaging question-and-answer format, Kenneth C. Davis reveals the mysteries and claims to fame behind each state in the United States. What is a Tar Heel, anyway? Why do many buildings in New Mexico look different from those in other states? To build Nevada's Hoover Dam, did it really take two years of continual concrete pouring? What state is nicknamed the Flickertail State? Each state gets its own page (except Texas, California, and New York, with two apiece), with an outline of the featured state, a couple paragraphs of text, and miscellaneous sidebars and quizzes. ...


Sound System Engineering 3e
Don Davis
0240808304
July 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"Many books have been written about the subject in the last 50 years, but the book that certainly opened the eyes of many people going into audio is Sound System Engineering" - Sound & Video Contractor (praise for the 2nd edition)

Review
"Many books have been written about the subject in the last 50 years, but the book that certainly opened the eyes of many people going into audio is Sound System Engineering" - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000

"...it is the first choice for my bookshelf." - Sound & Video Contractor, April 2000 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis
Philip Freeman
0879308281
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Running the Voodoo Down reassesses Miles Davis’s "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this phase — which encompasses the entire second half of his career, from 1967 until his death in 1991 — the book takes a new, appreciatory look at this music and shows its importance to Davis’s career and to jazz as a whole. The author also reveals surprising connections between Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. This book will stir up the longtime debate about this important music and give Davis’s legions of fans refreshing insights into his work.


The Last Man on the Moon
Eugene Cernan
0312199066
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
That "Geno" Cernan was commander of Apollo 17, the final manned moon mission, was a fitting conclusion to a flying career that included two previous stints in space (Gemini 9 and Apollo 10). His frank, earthy memoir of his years at NASA adds another entertaining, informative volume to the burgeoning shelf of books illuminating the inner workings of the space program and the people who made it happen. Coauthor Don Davis, a veteran journalist, helps Cernan craft a colloquial prose style that nicely captures the competitive, macho personality that seemed virtually mandatory for astronauts in the 1960s and '70s. Cernan candidly depicts the reckless streak that twice led to needless injuries jeopardizing his spot on a mission. He also acknowledges the stresses endured by his ex-spouse Barbara as she struggled to be the perfect...


The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Don Davis
0312928408
Nov 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
They smelled the foul odors. They heard the power saw buzzing in the dead of night but neighbors never imagined the horrors happening right next door.

The hot sultry night of July 22, 1991 was one the tenants of the Oxford Apartments would never forget. A panic stcricken young man--a pair of handcuffs still dangling from his wrists--ran out of Apartment 213 and told police an incredible tale of terror.

Shaking with fear, he led officers back to his captor's lair, where they made the gruesome discovery. Inside were the body parts of at least fifteen men--including torsos stuffed into a barrel, severed heads in a refrigerator, and skulls boiled clean and stashed in a filing cabinet. Tacked to the freezer were Poloroid photographs of mutilated corpses.

When investigators arrested 31-year-old...


Gardening All-in-One for Dummies
National Gardening Association Staff (Editor)
0764525557
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”
-- Sir Francis Bacon

National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really dont have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening For Dummies comes in.

Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Cant tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Dont worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your...



Google Advertising Tools: Cashing in with AdSense, AdWords, and the Google APIs
Harold Davis
0596101082
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
When it comes to advertising on the web, you just can't argue with the numbers. A $7 billion market today is expected to grow to $18.9 billion by 2010. Jupiter Research also estimates that search advertising will be a larger share of the market than display advertising by 2010. These phenomenal numbers are due largely to Google, which has changed the way the world publishes content - and advertises.

Google Advertising Tools from O'Reilly examines the business and technology behind making money with content and advertising on the web. This focused, easy-to-read guide shows you how to use Google's advertising services to make it happen. You'll find all the background information you need to work with Google AdSense, which automatically delivers text and image ads that are precisely targeted to your site, and...



Death of an Angel
Don Davis
0312952775
July 1994
Paperback
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Review
"Move over, Miss Marple, here comes supersleuth Sister Mary Helen, a nun with an unusual habit of solving murders." --San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

"O'Marie delivers compelling characters and sophisticated plotting in her best effort to date." --Publishers Weekly

"[There is a] depth to the novel beyond the level of a simple whodunit. Hard to put down." --Booklist


Death Cruise
Don Davis
0312957866
Apr 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
For pretty Ohioan Joan Rogers and her two teenaged daughters, a Florida sunset cruise was a dream come true. And even though all three were desperately afaid of the water, they were so taken with friendly boat owner Oba Chandler that they gladly accepted a ride with him on beautiful Tampa Bay.

Little did naive mom and two daughters know that behind Chandler's mask of a gracious host lurked a daring and ruthless ex-con, a thief and a liar, a seductive Don Juan who used and discarded wives and children. As they sun serenely sank below the Gulf of Mexico, Chandler suddenly shut down the engines, dropped anchor...and turned into a sadistic torturer.

Hog-tying and brutally raping all three, Chandler tossed them overboard -- alive -- with 40-pound cement blocks tied to their necks. With cruel laughter, he spoke...


Marsupial Sue
John Lithgow
0689874103
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Being a kangaroo certainly looks like a lot of fun, what with all the hopping and the hay eating. But who knew all that jumping around could cause such problems? Marsupial Sue, that's who, a smartly dressed young 'roo who can't abide by all the bouncing: "It rattled her brain. It gave her migraine. A backache, sideache, tummyache too."

So John Lithgow recounts in 4/4 time--along with the jaunty, waltzy music and score on the CD that's included--in his second foray into children's books (The Remarkable Farkle McBride being the first). Probably best known as Dick Solomon on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun, Lithgow brings his comic knack to this Down Under story about the importance of being yourself. Marsupial Sue might be intrigued by the idea of being a climbing koala or prawn-slurping platypus, but with Lithgow's...


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