Search Results: "Alec Foege"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2008

"Close to authoritative but far from thrilling: Considering the tumultuous events the author chronicles, his account is surprisingly dry."
How the giant media and advertising conglomerate got so big. (Hint: It wasn't high-quality programming.) Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Mostly laudatory history mixed with a provocative treatise on creating neat new things."
A celebratory exploration of American tinkerers and the spirit of innovation that moves them. Read full book review >

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ALEC GUINNESS by Piers Paul Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A solid if sometimes digressive portrait of a stoic, hardworking player, never really influential but certainly memorable."
In which living as Obi-Wan Kenobi proves to be the best revenge. Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME by Alec Gillman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 31, 1993

"For baseball history buffs of all ages. (Picture book. 5+)"
The rollicking, perennially popular song, written in 1908- -with Jack Norworth's lyrics and the chords for the chorus included, plus ``The [two] Original Verses,'' but not the tune to go with them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2007

"A disarmingly earnest portrait of an enigmatic figure."
The life and times of itinerant wanderer and vagabond extraordinaire David Pearlman, better known in some circles as Poppa Neutrino. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE CITY by Alec Michod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"First-novel atmospherics and setting are done to a turn. It's the cast that's undercooked."
A grisly serial killer—they don't call him the Husker for nothing—stalks the 1893 Chicago's World's Fair. Read full book review >

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MY NAME ESCAPES ME by Alec Guinness
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"His diary may not make for gripping material, but it does seem to suggest an ideal way to spend one's retirement."
An amiable if unsurprising daily diary (covering all of 1995 and half of 1996) from the great British thespian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"An often-charming love letter to a storied institution, but offered with a grain of salt."
What happens when your high-school crush isn't another student, but the high school itself? Read full book review >

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MR. APOLOGY by Alec Wilkinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"A deft and memorable collection with both focus and elbow room from a class act in the world of magazine journalism."
Twenty-one stylish, purposeful, wide-ranging, and carefully wrought essays, most previously published in the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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A POSITIVELY FINAL APPEARANCE by Alec Guinness
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"At its worst quotidian, at its best high art, from an actor who has earned the name of writer."
The retired actor muses with humble precision on the little details of his life; the results are sometimes mundane, often witty, and occasionally transcendent. Read full book review >

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WISH LANTERNS by Alec Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sensitive, fascinating reports."
Novelistic anecdotes reveal Chinese young people struggling with universal themes of education, employment, and love. Read full book review >

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CONDITION—BOOK ONE by Alec Birri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"An astute and gripping sci-fi-tinged mystery."
After a terrible accident, a British soldier grapples with the severity of his injuries in this debut novel. Read full book review >