Search Results: "A. Kenneth Ciongoli"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"Too many of the essays lack the passion and the lusty good humor that are trademarks of Italian-American culture."
A wide-ranging collection of essays that attempts to define ``the Italian American experience,'' in reaction to the ``too successful'' Godfather films, which ``have held up an image that has obliterated the reality.'' Divided into three sections encompassing personal memoir, Italian-American literature, and ``identity politics,'' the anthology is put together by novelist and critic Parini (Benjamin's Crossing, p. 410, etc.) and Ciongoli, a neurologist and president of the National Italian American Foundation. Read full book review >

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KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNETH GRAHAME’S THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The story's theme of finding alternatives to violence always merits revisiting, but the original, however wordy it may seem by current standards, still makes a far richer reading experience. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Widely spaced lines of elegant type evoke the witty tone of Grahame's classic, unlike either this stripped-down version of the text, or the accompanying small, childlike watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF KENNETH TYNAN by Kenneth Tynan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A candid and revealing snapshot of mid-20th-century cultural life, seen through eccentric but shrewdly perceptive eyes."
The British critic's personal jottings from the 1970s chronicle a glamorous life with characteristic wit, underpinned by melancholy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Accessible, well-written approach to both Galbraith's life and the larger issues to which he has so effectively devoted his thought: an exemplary intellectual biography."
A fittingly oversized life of the eminent economist, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Like the sedimentary rock that decorates the Southwest's canyon walls—vivid and multilayered. (18 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A rich portrait of a region that has witnessed the earth shift, oceans retreat, peoples destroyed, and its own land dessicated. Read full book review >

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Treacherous Obsession by Kenneth A. Studstill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A quiet story about legal suits that's wholly gratifying with what amounts to fisticuffs, lawyer-style."
A Florida attorney's affair with his client turns dire when he's suddenly facing a grievance and a false accusation of rape in Studstill's (A Nation of Sheep, 2006, etc.) legal thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"A persuasive argument for transcending the fear of impermanence."
Addiction therapist Lucas offers “a summary of what I know about grief, psychotherapy, addiction, physics, and Eastern thought.” Read full book review >

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"A gentle memoir that captures a poignant time in American history."
A child of the Depression looks back to those penny-pinching days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE BESTSELLER by Kenneth A. Briggs
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A somewhat depressing but knowledgeable account of how the Bible lumbers on in America, not as widely read but still precious to a core of believers."
How the Bible continues a downward slide in use and comprehension in both society and the church. Read full book review >