Search Results: "Alex Kershaw"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"For war buffs who can't get enough of Saving Private Ryan."
By-the-numbers saga of a bruised and bullet-riddled combat unit in WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2003

"A worthy introduction to an adventurous life."
Fast-paced biography of the daredevil war photographer who died in combat at age 40. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK LONDON by Alex Kershaw
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"In trying to track down the real Jack London, Kershaw retraces everyone else's footsteps. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen; maps)"
Another tame biographer lamely follows the call of Jack London's wild life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A tenderly engaging saga of solid research and emotional connection."
The saga of a well-situated American doctor and his Swiss-born wife caught up in Resistance activity in occupied Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"This engrossing wartime narrative offers a fresh look at the European campaign and an intimate sense of the war's toll on individual participants."
Well-researched, sprawling account of unforgiving combat in World War II, told with pulpy immediacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2008

"Reads like the best suspense fiction."
Kershaw (The Few, 2006, etc.) fashions a gripping, novelistic account of the U.S. submarine Tang's tragic final patrol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The life of a courageous, righteous man well told."
Popular historian Kershaw (Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II, 2009, etc.) looks at the work of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and his still mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A delight for military buffs."
Rousing story of idealistic Americans who fought against the Nazis with Britain's Royal Air Force long before the U.S. entered World War II. Read full book review >