Search Results: "Anthony Gottlieb"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Anecdotal and sometimes breezy, yet carefully argued, Gottlieb's narrative rescues philosophy from the dusty textbooks."
A superbly literate, wide-ranging survey of Western thought over two and a half millennia. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Anthony Gottlieb
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Engaging, accessible, and informative."
A lively collective portrait of daring intellectuals. Read full book review >

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WHERE JAMAICA GO? by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gottlieb uses her usual loose lines and bright colors to give this saucy piece plenty of bump and oomph. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A day in the life of a Caribbean girl is told by Gottlieb (Seeing Eye Willie, 1992, etc.) through three quick stories written in rhyme. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE by Robert Gottlieb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Livelier and gossipier than Terry Teachout's earnest primer, All the Dances (p. 953), though less explicitly instructive about Balanchine's historic significance. Ballet lovers, of course, will want to read both."
Another brief biography published to coincide with the centennial of the legendary choreographer's birth, gaining color and immediacy from the author's behind-the-scenes knowledge of the New York City Ballet. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBLE by Amy Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A debut novel about faith and desire falls short of its ambitious goals."
A trio of young Jews is caught in a web of desire in the years following World War II. Read full book review >

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MS. SNEED'S GUIDE TO HYGIENE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While some spreads are more effective than others, this is an eye-catching approach to a potentially dull topic. (Pop-up. 3-8)"
An off-the-wall approach to hygiene that puts its message across via the funnybone. Ms. Sneed, with turquoise glasses and a wild spout of hair, talks about ordinary topics such as dental care and hair-washing in a snappy, rhythmic vernacular designed to make listeners to sit up and take notice. Read full book review >

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SEEING EYE WILLIE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"This imaginary story is childlike, but it doesn't advance understanding of Willie's plight, and the implicit conclusion—that speculation is fruitless and could be unkind—is disturbingly at odds with the elaborate fantasy, which takes up more than half the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another flawed attempt to deal with children's concerns about the homeless. Read full book review >

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THE FACE THIEF by Eli Gottlieb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Gottlieb is never dull, which is a bigger compliment than it sounds, so we keep turning the pages, albeit with a raised eyebrow."
In his jaunty, intermittently suspenseful third novel, Gottlieb (Now You See Him, 2008, etc.) tracks a femme fatale/con artist and her victims. Read full book review >

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BEST BOY by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"Gottlieb merits praise for both the endearing eloquence of Todd's voice and a deeply sympathetic parable that speaks to a time when rising autism rates and long-lived elders force many to weigh tough options."
After more than 40 years in an institution, an autistic man acts on his yearning to see his childhood home in this eloquent, sensitive rendering of a marginalized life. Read full book review >

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AVID READER by Robert Gottlieb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"For lovers of literature and devotees of the New Yorker, this memoir is likely to prove endlessly captivating."
The longtime editor at Simon & Schuster, Knopf, and the New Yorker thankfully breaks his vow to never write a memoir. Read full book review >