Search Results: "Alyn Brodsky"


BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN RUSH by Alyn Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2004

"Still, readers without much knowledge of Rush—and that would be most people—will find this an accessible introduction to the man and his tumultuous times."
A solid—and somewhat stolid—life of an often-overlooked Founding Father. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fitting memorial: solid, well-researched, and full of ably reconstructed plot turns, worthy of a place alongside Robert Caro's The Power Broker on the long shelf of good books devoted to New York politics."
Overstuffed but readable life of the famed politician who created "out of a congeries of five quasi-independent, overly politicized counties one glorious city." Read full book review >

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BUFFALO by Beverly Brodsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"With this multi-layered perspective of the buffalo Brodsky has managed to create an exceptional work that is both informational and aesthetically grand—a must purchase for all libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brodsky (The Story of Job, 1986, etc.) has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Read full book review >

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GROOVIN' HIGH by Alyn Shipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Torn between the morally upright educated music book and the more sensationalistic material of his subject's life, Shipton ends up with an unbalanced portrait that fails to satisfy."
London Times jazz writer Shipton tenders a new look at the life of legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Read full book review >

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SINGING by Alyn Shipton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary; index (subjects only—no names). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
While it's gratifying that the Exploring Music series on musical instruments includes both the voice and keyboards as separate entities, its brevity and cost ($83.88 for the 6v set) will limit its use to large circulating collections that require separate volumes for the instrumental families. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Surely the appearance of this collection will gratify Brodsky's admirers, but despite his hallowed resumé, it is not likely to convert skeptics."
This volume gathers the three major books published in English by Brodsky—Soviet exile, Nobel Prize-winner, and US Poet Laureate—along with a handful of previously uncollected poems. Read full book review >

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HI-DE-HO by Alyn Shipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers get the scat but not the whole cat."
Jive-spouting bandleader gets a long-overdue first full-length biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1993

"Still, gratitude is owed Alyn for preserving Lipscomb's remarkable story. (Photos)"
The oral autobiography of black East Texas farmer and songster Mance Lipscomb—a life that's one of the great American stories. Read full book review >

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ON GRIEF AND REASON by Joseph Brodsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

In the best of these recent essays, Nobelist Brodsky achieves a unique synthesis of philosophical acumen and literary craftsmanship: considering the exigencies of exile together with those of poetry, reflecting on ethics and aesthetics. Read full book review >

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ONE TRICK PONY by Daniella Brodsky
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Despite its flaws, though, the story is an interesting look at the lives of four well-heeled teens, living life in the big city. (Fiction. YA)"
Caroline, a mysterious new owner, reopens a neighborhood coffee shop. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY by Joseph Brodsky
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

Brodsky (for adults, On Grief and Reason, 1996, etc.) challenges the notion that a place—any place—can be truly "discovered" by humans, as if willed into being by their intents and designs. Read full book review >