Search Results: "Aaron Bank"


BOOK REVIEW

BANK by David Bledin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"There's no real plot and the characters are mainly caricatures, but Bledin has an engaging tone that results in an appealing narrator, one who sees his life in terms of popular culture (Groundhog Day, The Graduate, Office Space) and doesn't take himself any more seriously."
A sweet and satiric romantic fable about an overworked, overstressed, overpaid investment banker who discovers that the life he leads is no life at all. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT'S CROSS by E.M. Nathanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

The author of A Dirty Distant War (1987), etc., teams up with a career soldier/spy on a thriller about a top-secret OSS effort to round up Hitler and his cronies before they can commit suicide or otherwise escape the crashing Third Reich. Read full book review >

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HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >

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AARON, APPROXIMATELY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A connect-the-dots first novel with a studied, self-conscious, sporadically vivid style."
A coming-of-age story that features a hero as ambivalent as the book's title—and the reader's response is likely to be just about equally so-so. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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AARON COPLAND by Howard Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1999

"Not only a success in its own right, but a valuable model of what biography can and probably should be."
A music historian's (Univ. of Houston) biography of the man who, despite sectarian assaults from the academy, is still regarded as America's greatest composer. Read full book review >

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AARON SPELLING by Aaron Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Professionally done, with many enjoyable moments, but not quite an Emmy-winning performance. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From The Mod Squad to Dynasty to Melrose Place, the world's most prolific producer tells his story, anecdote by anecdote by anecdote. Read full book review >

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BANK ROBBERS by C. Clark Criscuolo
Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"This winsome fairy tale sounds much funnier than it is, because Criscuolo drops the farcical twists of his lovely debut Wiseguys in Love (1993) for the leaden pacing of an overinflated sitcom."
Fed up with a system that won't even cover treatment for her osteoporosis, Dottie Weist, The Geezer That Roared, decides to rob a bank so she can get caught and bunk in the same secure digs as Leona Helmsley. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S BANK by Roger Lowenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lowenstein doubts the Federal Reserve Act could be passed in today's volatile political climate, but he provides an unusually lucid history of our nation's central bank."
The story of the creation of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >

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LEFT BANK by Kate Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Deliciously wry."
Times of London columnist Muir (The Insider's Guide to Paris, 1999, etc.), in her U.S. debut, delivers a sharp, quietly feminist novel of manners. Read full book review >

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AARON HENRY OF MISSISSIPPI by Minion K.C. Morrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2015

"A sometimes slow-moving but mostly enlightening book about a fearless man that readers should know better."
Morrison (Political Science and Public Administration/Mississippi State Univ.; African Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook, 2003) brings our belated attention to Aaron Henry (1922-1997), a man of immense talent devoted to establishing an integrated society.Read full book review >

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JUDGE AARON COHN by Lynn Willoughby
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"A sturdy paean to a favorite local official."
This family memoir celebrates the accomplishments of a World War II veteran and legendary juvenile-court judge. Read full book review >