Search Results: "Aaron Sachs"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An artful blend of reflection and call to action that steers around environmental fatalism toward 'the exhilaration and melancholy that mark every life.'"
Sachs (History and American Studies/Cornell Univ.; The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism, 2006) offers a deep-running meditation on life, death, and our place in and responsibility to our world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"An important reference for anyone interested in this forgotten scientist and his still-vibrant ideas."
Erudite yet highly accessible biography of the Prussian explorer and naturalist who altered the 19th century's intellectual climate and became the godfather of the American environmental movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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GOLDMAN SACHS by Lisa Endlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1999

"A new, complimentary angle on the ethnology of Wall Street. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The recondite investment bank whose very name evokes bags of gold, a firm as puissant as any on Wall Street, is investigated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF DOCTOR SACHS by Martin Winckler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Our inherent fascination with medical stories aside, Winckler's patiently detailed exploration of a life lived almost solely for others makes his low-keyed tale as heartwarming and life-affirming an experience as it is an unpretentiously realistic one."
A piecemeal portrait of the days of a provincial French physician, this appealing 1997 novel (the second by its relatively late-blooming author, himself a retired doctor) won France's Prix du Livre Inter (just how many French literary prizes are there, by the way?) and was the basis for a highly popular recent film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY I LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS by Greg Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"The author's personal account of the many facets of daily life at Goldman Sachs gives his memoir the power of persuasion and conviction."
The controversial former head of Goldman Sachs' United States equity derivatives business for Goldman Sachs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa chronicles his work for, and departure from, the Wall Street financial giant. Read full book review >