Search Results: "Chris Columbus"


BOOK REVIEW

COLUMBUS by Paolo Emilio Taviani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A solid, well-written (and well-translated) account in which the man steps free of the research, complete with aspirations and appetites. (Ten full-color maps—not seen.)"
Vital and knowledgeable biography of the noted son of a Genoese weaver, distilled from a four-volume work (Cristoforo Colombo) by Taviani, president of the Italian Senate. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A well-researched but disappointingly delivered biography of a monumental figure."
Christopher Columbus—heroic explorer or genocidal plunderer? Bergreen (Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, 2008, etc.) says he was both, and more. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Lots of trees, no forest."
Tart, well-researched, critical biography by Fernandez-Armesto (The Spanish Armada, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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Columbus by Manuel Rosa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An enthralling, if ultimately unconvincing, hypothesis for the origins and motivations of Columbus."
Rosa offers an alternative portrait of Christopher Columbus in this debut work of historical revisionism. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, COLUMBUS by Philip Roth
Released: May 7, 1959

"A Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award (and a good deal more literary than some recent choices) this is a must for all readers interested in the contemporary American literary scene."
The world of the American Jew provides the cultural milieu for the title short novel and five stories by a young writer familiar to readers of the New Yorker, Esquire, Commentary and the Paris Review. Read full book review >

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CLASH OF THE WORLDS by Chris Columbus
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Generally, an enjoyable book with high stakes and a solid ending, despite the mushy middle. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following the 2013 death of co-author Vizzini, Rylander joins the team for the conclusion to the book-world-hopping House of Secrets series. Read full book review >

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CURSING COLUMBUS by Eve Tal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This sequel lacks the startling originality of structure and content that marked its predecessor, but readers will nevertheless find both characters and their situation sympathetic and will root for them to pull through. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1908, and 13-year-old Raizel and her father have been living in New York for three years after finally being accepted at Ellis Island (their refusal and subsequent admission were chronicled in 2005's Double Crossing); now the rest of the family has arrived from the Ukraine. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Especially appealing is how the author shows young readers that history is not static, but dynamic, organic and ever-changing. (introduction, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Mann adapts his acclaimed portrait of the Americas before European conquest and settlement into an engrossing, highly readable account for young people. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

Updating Janeway's The Vikings (1951), this volume in the revived Landmark Books series draws not only on the old sagas, but also from more recent research, including archaeological discoveries in the 1960s, to reconstruct Leif Eriksson's life and exploratory voyage to this continent. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >