Search Results: "Al Jaffee"


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AL JAFFEE'S MAD LIFE by Mary-Lou Weisman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Doesn't provide as much depth as more conventional biographies, but Jaffee's voice and life will hook the reader."
As journalist Weisman (My Baby Boomer Baby Book: A Record of Milestones, Millstones & Gallstones, 2006, etc.) demonstrates, the life story of veteran MAD cartoonist is stranger than anything he has ever drawn for the magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Valuable, comprehensive instructions for potential big leaguers."
A useful guide for coaches and advanced players. Read full book review >

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SUNSET by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"The latest from Lamanda (Running Homeless, 2011, etc.) is an exciting thriller filled with tough but sympathetic characters who drag you breathlessly along to the final scene."
A former police officer sunk in the depths of despair is rescued by the mob boss he thinks had his wife killed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2004

"An enticing backstage pass to the meeting of arguably the two most influential acts in rock history."
The sometimes scattered chronicles of the rock journalist's friendship with a few of the most recognizable music icons in rock and pop history. Read full book review >

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THE NEW DEMOCRATS AND THE RETURN TO POWER by Al From
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A well-detailed guide to the organizational and philosophical workings of one successful political strategy."
Democratic Leadership Council founder From provides a deep insider's view of the council's agenda-setting evolution and the guiding of Bill Clinton into the White House. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Amusing irreverence gives way to a sentimental journey."
Longtime Los Angeles Times columnist and humorist Martinez (City of Angles, 1995, etc.) uses a wide range of travel experiences, mostly with family, as a format for disbursing rants, vents, intimate observations, and credit where credit's due. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An engaging, much-needed new approach to teaching children about the human sexual experience."
Straightforward advice on how to talk to teens about sex. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A restrained yet evocative account of life on the front lines."
A GI Everyman fights his way through Italy, France and Germany in these absorbing World War II memoirs. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CITY ROOM by Al Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A turbulent period and setting fully realized. Martinez (City of Angles, 1996, etc.) writes compassionately about it all, 'writes with fire and meaning'—to borrow the phrase he uses for his hero."
The Los Angeles Times columnist Pulitzer Prize winner tells a poignant story about the death of a newspaper. Read full book review >