Search Results: "Bill Berlin"


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BERLIN by Jason Lutes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"An original project worth watching as it shapes up to something that may be quite magnificent."
This black-and-white historical narrative, written and illustrated by Lutes, collects eight volumes of his ongoing comic book set in Berlin during the late '20s. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Pierre Frei
by Pierre Frei, translated by Anthea Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Unfocused, and unsatisfying as a whole."
A sprawling thriller set amid the hard times and horrors of pre- and post-World War II Germany. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Rory MacLean
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A series of imaginative and fanciful narrative segments—a history that is not all gloom and doom."
Berlin's greatest hits, from the age of the medieval troubadour to David Bowie's "Heroes." Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

Another addition to the recent spate of books on the new (old) German capital. Read full book review >

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EXIT BERLIN by Charlotte R. Bonelli
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intimate, engaging examination of the plight of German Jewish refugees."
In her debut work of history, Bonelli uses a trove of letters to investigate the flight of Jews from Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Eye-opening detail on cloak-and-dagger operations in a conquered capital city that once threatened to alter the balance of world power and breach the world's hard-won peace. (illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troika of erstwhile adversaries team up to deliver an absorbing and authoritative inside view of how American and Soviet- bloc intelligence agencies plied their offbeat trade in divided Berlin during the first 15 years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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CAFE BERLIN by Harold Nebenzal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1992

"After a strong start, it gets only better."
Superbly imagined first novel by a former Marine captain who was also the screenwriter for Bob Fosse's Cabaret, which was based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin. Read full book review >

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LEAVING BERLIN by Joseph Kanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Another compelling, intellectually charged period piece by Kanon, who works in the shadows of fear as well as anyone now writing."
Set in 1949, a few years after Kanon's The Good German (2001), this novel explores the grave moral complexities of life in Soviet-controlled East Berlin through the tense encounters of Alex Meier, a young Jewish novelist of some renown working for the CIA.Read full book review >

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PRIVATE BERLIN by James Patterson
Released: Jan. 21, 2013

"Call it cut-rate Bourne, then, with enough action to keep the story moving and enough verisimilitude to belay having to suspend disbelief too often."
Another industrial thriller from the Patterson (Private Games, 2012, etc.) factory. Read full book review >

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BERLIN CALLING by William Kelly Durham
Released: Aug. 26, 2012

"Strong story with a capable heroine, an authentic historic setting and real-life personages to boot."
In Durham's novel, a radio announcer working in Berlin spies for the Allies during World War II. Read full book review >

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CAFÉ BERLIN by Harold Nebenzal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"In short: 'after a strong start, it gets only better.'"
First published in 1992, and now in development as a movie by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, etc.), Nebenzal's debut returns to the scene of his screenplay adaptation for the movie Cabaret—prewar Berlin in all its decadent splendor. Read full book review >