Search Results: "Andrew Yule"


BOOK REVIEW

SEAN CONNERY by Andrew Yule
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Much, much better than average, and made so by Connery's wit. (Photos—not seen.)"
A life of Connery that's given its richness as much by the whimsically outspoken star himself as by Yule. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON THE WIRE by Andrew Yule
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Well done but not as memorable as Fast Fade, with Pacino emerging as admirable. (Photos—not seen.)"
Above-average celebio, showing extra research, by the author of Fast Fade (1988). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 1994

"A running, jumping biography that never stands still except for a final interview with Lester, now much more cautious about his projects."
Yule has written better-than-average lives of Al Pacino, Sean Connery, and David Puttnam, among other works; here, Richard Lester only seems a lesser figure until you weigh his full plate of achievements. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

"Brown's ultimately successful battle to win monetary justice for herself and other aging R&B stars and her startling recollections of traveling throught the segregated South lift this above the usual run of show-biz bios. (photos, not seen)"
A key figure in rhythm and blues looks back on her turbulent past with the help of film journalist Yule (The Man Who ``Framed'' the Beatles, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >

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ANDREW McANDREW by Bernard MacLaverty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"An acceptable additional purchase, useful for precocious readers. (Fiction. 4- 8)"
Eight stories about a four-year-old and his grandad, all with essentially the same plot: despite Grandad's warnings, the minute he's out of sight Andrew tries to help, but his meddling- -whether it's tuning Grandad's fiddle, switching the new kitchen faucets, or touching a clock's pendulum—always results in a minor disaster; and Grandad always seems ``very angry'' when he finds out, but then easily repairs the damage. Read full book review >