Search Results: "A. Scott Berg"


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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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LINDBERGH by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"With Berg's free access to previously unavailable documentation, this is sure to be the definitive biography of Lindbergh. (First serial to Vanity Fair; film rights to DreamWorks)"
A magisterial work chronicling the life of a great American hero, from a National Book Award—winning author. Read full book review >

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GOLDWYN: A Biography by A. Scott Berg
Released: April 10, 1989

The life of movie empire-builder Samuel Goldwyn, retold expertly by Berg, American Book Award-winner for Max Perkins (1978). Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A captivating tale of an oft-overlooked, morally ambiguous moment in American history."
An exploration of the violent downfall of Little Crow's Dakota nation at the hands of American soldiers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"A lively and literate view of Washington's early history, with liberal dashes of intrigue for good measure."
Washington, D.C., as anyone who's tried to navigate it knows, is sensibly if idiosyncratically laid out. Some reasons for that emerge in this life of its designer. Read full book review >

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WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN by John A. Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Even the eroticism grows tedious."
Scott (Blair, 1989) appears to have misplaced his sense of humor in this slight novel, which would more appropriately be titled Men and Women Who Think About Sex Too Much. Read full book review >

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THE STEPS THEY TOOK by Scott A. Williams
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The drama of this 12-step recovery story lies too much in sordid events and reportage, and not enough in the observable inner development of its characters."
In Williams' debut novel, two people—a man going through a messy divorce and a suicidal woman—meet and support each other as they both begin recovery from alcoholism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An earnest entry in an emerging academic discipline, but a dreary topic for recreational reading."
A book about failure? In America? Read full book review >