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  • NONFICTION

    SPENCER TRACY, FOX FILM ACTOR

    NOV. 30, 2009

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SPENCER TRACY, FOX FILM ACTOR

edited by Brenda Loew

The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give... Full review >

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    ACHILLES AND YOSSARIAN

    JAN. 24, 2009

NONFICTION

ACHILLES AND YOSSARIAN

by Leon Golden

A fine reappraisal of two masterpieces that discovers psychological and moral profundities amid the blood and guts. Full review >

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    MEMORIES FOR THE FUTURE

    APRIL 15, 2010

NONFICTION

MEMORIES FOR THE FUTURE

by Thomas C. Clarie

An impressive compendium that could nevertheless be formed into a more compelling story. Full review >

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    JUNE 15, 2010

  • NONFICTION

    JAMES FENIMORE COOPER

    JULY 9, 2010

NONFICTION

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER

by William Emons Cooper

A healthy reminder that James Fenimore Cooper’s mythicized frontier was seen through the eyes of, and measured against, a... Full review >

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    CHASING THE MUSE

    APRIL 15, 2010

  • NONFICTION

    PLAYBILLS TO PHOTOPLAYS

    JAN. 1, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PLAYBILLS TO PHOTOPLAYS

edited by Brenda Loew

Scattershot, intermittently engaging profiles of Old Hollywood icons. Full review >

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    THE WORD ON WORDS

    MARCH 31, 2011

  • NONFICTION

    LAST WORDS OF NOTABLE PEOPLE

    SEPT. 1, 2010

NONFICTION

LAST WORDS OF NOTABLE PEOPLE

edited by William B. Brahms

An information-packed reference for writers and researchers, and an addictive, thought-provoking browse for ordinary mortals. Full review >

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