Search Results: "Albert J. Devlin"


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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >

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THE HOTEL IN THE JUNGLE by Albert J. Guerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"At times bewildering and overly dense—like the jungle it evokes—and, in the end, much like the Grand Hotel Balneario itself: haunted, mysterious, beguiling."
The beautifully evoked jungles of southern Mexico are the setting for distinguished critic Guerard's eighth novel (Christine/Annette, 1985, etc.), a story that layers diaries and narratives from three separate time periods—1870, 1922, and the present—to tell of a fabulous Mayan ruin, Casas Grandes, and its nearby dopplegÑnger, a folly in the jungle called the Gran Hotel Balneario Chimalapa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1995

"Comprehensive, clearly organized, and low-keyjust the kind of thoughtful, undogmatic approach this material needs."
A well-researched look at black Americans and religion, dispelling the notion that the slaves accepted their masters' beliefs without question. Read full book review >

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SCAR by J. Albert Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sobering characterization of not only a historical battle, but war itself. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The Revolutionary War forces a sheltered but determined boy to come of age. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1959

"There are interesting, differentiating pieces on jazz styles- ragtime and the blues, boogie-woogie and bebop; tributes to Jelly Roll Morton and Charlie Parker and Ellington; evaluations of some of the current writing on jazz, as well as its new 'respectability' as an art form; etc., etc. For the collector-connoisseurs who are probably familiar with other books under the aegis of these editors and to whom the biblio and discography will be important."
An ensemble of jazz musiocologists have written these pieces especially for this book, intended to "place jazz, its history and its language in fuller perspective". Read full book review >

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LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Frank Devlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A beautifully presented example of a familiar type."
Tim Farrington, chronicler of San Francisco's New Agers (The Monk Downstairs, 2002, etc.) reinvents himself under a pseudonym to tell the story of a female cop hunting a female serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs that will also amuse math teachers, because the many problems and solutions included are simply medieval versions of the word problems that are the bane of many high-school students."
Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano, nicknamed Fibonacci, heralded by NPR's "Math Guy" Devlin (Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning, 2011, etc.) as the man who introduced Hindu-Arabic numbers (0 to 9) and rules of arithmetic to Europe in the 13th century. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An exploration of Russian folklore as metaphor adds an intriguing element to an otherwise lackluster story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white California teenager must grapple with the unknown after her father goes missing while on assignment in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2007

"An unusually open look at CIA operations in the Eisenhower-Kennedy era, adding an interesting, perhaps controversial, footnote to the still-much-debated death of Lumumba."
A spy comes in from the dripping heat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"Here's the way the business world works, described in a superior self-helper that actually gets down to business."
Bernstein and Rozen advance from their popular self-helper, Dinosaur Brains (1989), and the result is an avuncular, honest guide through the workplace. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1989

Another business self-helper, no worse than others but with a new hook: the gimmick here is that most business folk (like the rest of humankind, one supposes) operate with only a rudimentary part of the brain. Read full book review >