Steven L. Davis

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Genre

Influences
Edwin Shrake, Larry L. King, Flannery O'Connor, Hunter S. Thompson, ...more

Member Since
December 2017


Steven L. Davis is a PEN USA award-winning author of four books and the editor of two more. His new book, co-written with Bill Minutaglio, is THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon & the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD.

He is the current President of the Texas Institute of Letters, founded in 1936 with an elected membership consisting of the state’s most respected writers. He is considered "one of Texas' leading scholars of its indigenous culture" and his writing has been described as "lively," "groundbreaking," and "illuminating."

His previous books include Dallas 1963, co-written with Bill Minutaglio and winner of the PEN USA Award for Research Nonfiction. He is also the author of the acclaimed books, J. Frank
...more

Average rating: 4.14 · 1,198 ratings · 234 reviews · 9 distinct works
J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated...

4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Texas Literary Outlaws: Six...

4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Essential J. Frank Dobie

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dallas 1963

by
4.15 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lone Star Sleuths: An Antho...

by
4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
Land of the Permanent Wave ...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Land of the Permanent Wave:...

by
4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Most Dangerous Man in A...

by
4.12 avg rating — 457 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Turning the Pages of Texas

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Steven L. Davis…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Steven’s Recent Updates

Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
The Essential J. Frank Dobie by Steven L. Davis
Rate this book
Clear rating
A work of staggering genius! But don't just take my word for it! Here's what Naomi Shihab Nye says: What a wonder! The Essential J. Frank Dobie, carefully and graciously edited by Steven L. Davis, is the book we have long been awaiting. Dobie's ...more
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son by Sergio Troncoso
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber
The Glovemaker
by Ann Weisgarber (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I absolutely love this book- one of the best historical novels I've read. I finished this in several long gulps and have been thinking about it ever since. The time and place are so exquisitely wrought by the author, and she brings her characters to ...more
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Rate this book
Clear rating
Incredible book - if Tolstoy was writing today this is the book he’d write. It tackles our biggest problems head on. Overflowing with perception, empathy, and judgment. I knew a few things about trees coming into this novel but it has totally shifted ...more
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber
The Glovemaker
by Ann Weisgarber (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I absolutely love this book- one of the best historical novels I've read. I finished this in several long gulps and have been thinking about it ever since. The time and place are so exquisitely wrought by the author, and she brings her characters to ...more
קיצור תולדות האנושות by Yuval Noah Harari
"This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world.
I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet."
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
Not Between Brothers by David Marion Wilkinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
If you're looking for just one novel about the "epic" Texas of the 19th century, you can't go wrong with this! It's incredibly vivid and really makes you feel like you have a front row seat while you're watching history unfold. An excellent book!
Steven Davis rated a book it was amazing
Not Between Brothers by David Marion Wilkinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
If you're looking for just one novel about the "epic" Texas of the 19th century, you can't go wrong with this! It's incredibly vivid and really makes you feel like you have a front row seat while you're watching history unfold. An excellent book!
More of Steven's books…



No comments have been added yet.