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Davis, Steven L.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 5,098 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographical films  Records and correspondence  Filmed interviews  Nonfiction films  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: E842.9, 973.922092
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Publications about Steven L Davis
Publications by Steven L Davis
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Most widely held works by Steven L Davis
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
The authors ingeniously explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas
The most dangerous man in America : Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the hunt for the fugitive king of LSD by Bill Minutaglio( Book )
5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
In September 1970, ex-Harvard professor and 'High Priest of LSD' Dr. Timothy Leary escaped from prison with the aid of the radical Weather Underground. Spanning twenty-eight months, President Nixon's careening, global manhunt for Dr. Timothy Leary winds its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and secret agents on four continents, culminating in one of the trippiest journeys through the American counterculture. -- Adapted from book jacket
Texas literary outlaws : six writers in the sixties and beyond by Steven L Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Davis makes extensive use of untapped literary archives to weave a fascinating portrait of six Texas writers, calling themselves the Mad Dogs, who came of age during a period of rapid social change: Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent
J. Frank Dobie : a liberated mind by Steven L Davis( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
The first Texas-based writer to gain national attention J. Frank Dobie proved that authentic writing springs easily from the native soil of Texas and the Southwest. This lively biography takes a fresh look at J. Frank Dobie, whose "liberated mind" set him on an intellectual journey that culminated in Dobie becoming a political liberal who fought for labor, free speech, and civil rights, well before these causes became acceptable to most Anglo Texans
Dallas 1963 : politics, treason, and the assassination of JFK by Bill Minutaglio( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
In the early 1960s, Dallas was full of extreme characters, many of them dead set against a Kennedy presidency. Beginning with the campaign for Kennedy's election and set against a nation in transition, the authors ingeniously explore the swirling forces that led numerous friends and aides to warn the president against stopping in Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas
Lone Star sleuths : an anthology of Texas crime fiction ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirty short crime stories set in Texas by a variety of writers, including Kinky Friedman, Mary Willis Walker, and Carolyn Hart
Land of the permanent wave : an Edwin "Bud" Shrake reader by Edwin Shrake( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
This anthology is the first to present and explore Shrake's writing completely, including his journalism, fiction, and film work, both published and previously unpublished
Dallas 1963 : the road to the Kennedy assassination by Bill Minutaglio( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
In November 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. His death remains a defining moment for millions of people but few understand the unstoppable forces that were building in the city long before this dramatic event played out before the world
The most dangerous man in America : Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the hunt for the fugitive king of LSD by Bill Minutaglio( file )
3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.On the moonlit evening of September 12, 1970, an ex-Harvard professor with a genius IQ studies a twelve-foot high fence topped with barbed wire. A few months earlier, Dr. Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, had been running a gleeful campaign for California governor against Ronald Reagan. Now, Leary is six months into a ten-year prison sentence for the crime of possessing two marijuana cigarettes.Aided by the radical Weather Underground, Leary's escape from prison is the counterculture's union of "dope and dynamite," aimed at sparking a revolution and overthrowing the government. Inside the Oval Office, President Richard Nixon drinks his way through sleepless nights as he expands the war in Vietnam and plots to unleash the United States government against his ever-expanding list of domestic enemies. Antiwar demonstrators are massing by the tens of thousands; homemade bombs are exploding everywhere; Black Panther leaders are threatening to burn down the White House; and all the while Nixon obsesses over tracking down Timothy Leary, whom he has branded "the most dangerous man in America."Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man in America is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. Spanning twenty-eight months, President Nixon's careening, global manhunt for Dr. Timothy Leary winds its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and secret agents on four continents, culminating in one of the trippiest journeys through the American counterculture
Weird modernism : the technologies of affect and the body in pulp fiction by Steven L Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In my dissertation, I consider the ways that pulp magazines negotiated the meanings and practices of the body in twentieth-century American culture. My overarching thesis is that pulp magazines generated distinctive discourses and practices that involved the body in the production and reception of literature favored by the working class. Printed on flaky, unrefined pulpwood paper, "the pulps" were comprised of fiction, illustrations, letter departments, fan clubs, games, and even exercise routines aimed at a growing working-class readership in America. In Weird Modernism, I consider not only what pulp fiction says about the body as a form of literature, but also what it does to the body as a discursive technology. Through readings of pulp authors such as Lester Dent (Doc Savage Magazine), William E. Barrett (Dime Detective), H.P. Lovecraft, and C.L. Moore (Weird Tales), I investigate how the affective styles, sensational narratives, and "hopeful monsters" of pulp magazines worked to stimulate intensities, physical sensations, and mimetic responses in the bodies of their readers. By looking closely at a new set of pulp authors and the weird bodies they put on display for their working-class readers, my dissertation uncovers a whole new experiential domain within modernism and discloses a thicker, pulpier modernity against which other, more established modernist figures and texts can be reevaluated
Texas literary outlaws : six writers, the sixties, and the evolution of a Texas culture by Steven L Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An evening with Gary Cartwright ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Panel discussion moderated by Steve Davis, in which author Bud Shrake, Dallas Morning News columnist Kent Biffle, and author Gary Cartwright discuss the impact the Kennedy assassination had on them and Texas writing. Also held as part of a celebration of the publication of Cartwright's book, "Turn Out the Lights."
Texas State faculty reading ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Readings from two Texas State Faculty authors. René LeBlanc reads from her book, Where the Body Ends and Tomás Q. Morín reads from his poetry book, A Larger Country
Writing beyond borders : a conversation with Sarah Cortez, Severo Perez, and Tino Villanueva ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A conversation with the poets, authors and filmaker about the topic of writing beyond what is considered the expected norm for Latino artists. The discussion revolves around each of their experiences of breaking from tradition in exploring other topics and creating works outside of their or the public's comfort zone
Shepard and Dark ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Documentary film maker, Treva Wurmfeld, discusses the making of the documentary, with additional insight into the friendship between Shepard and Dark
Writing on the line : a conversation at the Southwestern Writers Collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Panel discussion between three Texas based writers, Stephen Harrigan, Elizabeth Crook and Sarah Bird, on the craft of being a writer, including the background on how each of them came to write their latest novels
The J. Frank Dobie day symposium ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
First part of the symposium contains Bill Wittliff's interview about Dobie and part two contains presentations about Dobie given by Mark Busby, Cathy Supple, William T. Pilkington and Paul C. Stone
Courage at the typewriter ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Panelists discuss the "courage" it takes to write what challenges people's assumptions
Between the lines : a conversation with Butch Hancock ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Steve Davis interviews Butch Hancock about the creative process of writing songs and how it comes together
Texas Literary Outlaws by Steven L Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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