Search Results: "Alfred Eisenstaedt"


BOOK REVIEW

WIMBLEDON by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1972

"Notwithstanding this is a luxury item at the price — only for those who so love the game that they know the value of a steel racket."
McPhee's text — a chapter on Wimbledon 1970 and one describing the work of lawnskeeper Robert Twynam — is as well executed as a service ace, although you might have read it all before in The New Yorker or A Roomful of Hovings (1968) where the Twynam piece has previously appeared or Playboy which ran the other one last year. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY OF THE WEEK by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"It's enough to make you nostalgic for the Cold War."
An underwhelming tale of nukes, coups, and spies by thriller veteran Coppel (Wars and Winters, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Kokh's account of the process is largely technical, but it's a valuable account of the work of a small group of courageous technocrats who may have saved a country."
None of the reforms undertaken by the early Yeltsin government may have been more significant than the decision to give the whole Russian population shares in as many formerly state-owned enterprises as possible, and Kokh, as deputy premier in charge of the process until 1997, was closer to that privatization than anyone. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL UNREALITIES by Alfred Bester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1997

"But when reality finally caught up, he fizzled out."
A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been omitted from the subtitle. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE VIA FLAMINIA by Alfred Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An enthralling narrative, and art of a high order."
Lonely GI in Italy meets a signorina who's available…or is she? This superb short novel, a reissue originally published in 1949, is by unjustly neglected American poet, novelist and screenwriter Hayes (1911-1985). Read full book review >

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Ravioli Rules by Alfred Manganiello
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2014

"A charming use of pasta creation as a learning metaphor for managers."
A seasoned administrator employs the analogy of making ravioli to convey key team concepts in this debut business book. Read full book review >

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PART OF HIS STORY by Alfred Corn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1997

"Impressive in parts, but finally unpersuasive."
An elegy to love lost and found in which poet Corn (Incarnation: Contemporary Writers on the New Testament, 1990) tests the waters of fiction for the first time. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 1991

"But, still, a useful and lively introduction to a new generation of Japanese writers."
A collection of short stories, excerpts from novels, and one manga comic from Japan's ``Brat Pack'' that, with one exception, have not previously appeared in the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"In the end, in an irony she would have appreciated, another biographer has mapped Dickinson's outer world without leaving adequate markers for her interior landscape."
A biography of the elusive Belle of Amherst (1830-86) that celebrates her imaginative witchery and triumph over adversity without penetrating her enigma. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MUSEUM OF MAN by Alfred Alcorn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite the body count, de Ratour's narrative isn't much more (or less) deadly than the average interdepartmental memo."

BOOK REVIEW

GOLD OF BRE-X by Alfred Lenarciak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A slow-moving, sometimes-clumsy thriller that gathers momentum to deliver a rewarding conspiracy theory."
A legendary "suicide" after the Bre-X gold mine scandal gets a remarkable twist in this suspense tale. Read full book review >