Search Results: "Alan Light"


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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"His own story, however, turns out to be mundane. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Alexander sets a standard of thoroughness for future works on Paton, but the treasures unearthed by his impressive research are few and far between in this tell-too-much biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A masterful work of critical journalism."
Charting the remarkable journey of a modern musical classic, from obscurity to ubiquity. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO CRAZY by Alan Light
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A must-read for the Prince die-hards who have remained devoted through the musical meanderings of the last three decades."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the making of the popular Prince movie—and much more. Read full book review >

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LUCKY ALAN by Jonathan Lethem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Lethem's humor ranges from rueful to sly to 'big silly,' and his careful, mostly unshowy writing has a gift for charming a reader into almost anything."
These nine stories by a leading American writer almost all bend away from realism, and one goes well into fantasy, while offering choice prose and insights. Read full book review >

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ALAN LOMAX by John Szwed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"Despite its wealth of detail, this is a portrait left half-painted."
Overdue, hagiographic biography of the folk-song collector. Read full book review >

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ALAN JAY LERNER by Edward Jablonski
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"However, he relies on the standard literature in retelling Lerner's life, barely moving beyond a handful of well-known sources for further insights. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable biography of a noted Broadway and film lyricist/librettist. Read full book review >

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CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR by Zachary Karabell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2004

"A dry life of a dry man, with a few intriguing glimpses into the Gilded Age."
An unmemorable president earns a fitting biography. Read full book review >

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ALAN J. PAKULA by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Like Pakula's films, Brown's biography is specific, carefully assembled and straightforward, but also sometimes tepid and flatly written."
A workmanlike study of a workmanlike filmmaker. Read full book review >

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Light by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"Renders spirits and the preternatural realm as tangible scenes of action and intensity."
The ghost of a murdered U.S. Army Ranger plans to thwart a plot to assassinate world leaders in Anderson's (Pinking Shears, 2015, etc.) supernatural thriller.Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Margaret Elphinstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Another bold step forward for a 'traditional' writer who seldom fails to make the long-ago and faraway seem as near as the matter of our own everyday lives."
The conventional theme of an unspoiled paradise threatened by progress is treated with keen intelligence in the Scottish author's ninth novel. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Bruce Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An ingenious combination of science and art history."
The usual popular-science history of light begins with the ancient Greeks and peters out soon after Einstein, but this fine account by Smithsonian contributing writer Watson (Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, 2010, etc.) paints with a broader brush.Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Special and inspiring for all cultures. (Picture book. 5-12)"
According to an old Kabbalah legend, when God made the world, "he wanted to paint everything with a special kind of light so the world would shine with goodness." Read full book review >