Search Results: "Clarence Lusane"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Clarence Lusane
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A lively, opinionated survey, telling a story that the textbooks too often overlook."
Comprehensive, decidedly non-neutral, history of the African-American presence in American political life through perhaps its most representative place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"Page proves a far better trend-watcher than trend-setter, which is just the role he fills so well in the hit-or-miss venues of opinion columns and TV chat shows."
It's hard to see what's ``impolite'' about Page's buppie neoliberalism, other than a wish that his views were somehow controversial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2001

"Best for devoted fans of the author."
An eclectic compilation from a prolific writer and poet. Read full book review >

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DIRTY BIRD BLUES by Clarence Major
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"There's a powerful, persuasive use of language here, but it's suspended in too studied a tale—one that never gets cooking."
Major, a prolific man of letters, seems to have abandoned for good the experimental styles that characterized much of his early work (My Amputations, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL-NIGHT VISITORS by Clarence Major
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 1998

"As fresh and exciting as an old Red Foxx routine, this is a good period piece for '60s junkies who don't take themselves too seriously."
A new, unexpurgated edition of the 1969 Olympia Press novel that made Major (Dirty Bird Blues, 1996, etc.) a big name in Maurice Girodias's dirty-book pantheon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG MAN by Clarence Clemons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2009

"Clemons imparts a warm, Indian summer feeling that deftly accompanies his rollicking reminiscences, making this a must for the legion of fans that he and the Boss have accumulated over the decades."
Bruce Springsteen's ebullient saxophonist and onstage foil recounts nearly four decades of the rock 'n' roll life, assisted by best friend Reo, a TV writer and producer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 4, 2009

"Intermittently useful repair advice inside a loving family portrait that has universal appeal."
Studio potter and high school teacher Peterson documents the joys and tribulations of living in a 200-year-old house in rural New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential reading about a moment of surpassing political and moral importance."
With the assistance of filmmaker and Huffington Post contributor Connelly, Jones, who was present at the creation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, revisits the forces that generated the 1963 March on Washington and that animated the speech that now represents an entire era. Read full book review >

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CHICAGO HEAT by Clarence Major
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"With Major's attention to rhythm and the musicality of language, the result is a delightful feast for the senses."
Poet/painter/novelist Major (From Now On: New and Selected Poems 1970-2015, 2015, etc.) gives us a new collection of 23 short stories that explore the full range of the human condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1993

"Revisionist perspectives that shed new light on an American institution unlikely to reappraise, let alone critique, its performance during a watershed era. (Maps—not seen.)"
A tellingly detailed overview that casts a cold eye on the US media's vaunted role in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >