Search Results: "Clinton Heylin"


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Released: June 1, 2009

"Will not endear Heylin to academics, but does disperse some smoke while fanning the flames of this fiery debate."
The author of Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades (1991) and Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry (1995) concludes that an even more famous bard was both victim and beneficiary of "booklegging" when Shake-speares Sonnets appeared in 1609. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2013

"Heylin's attempt to deromanticize an icon is admirable, but the finished product comes across as sullen and lackluster."
A new biography of The Boss and his incendiary band. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"As a business writer Heylin makes a good Bob Dylan fan."
A ramshackle history that defends the dissemination of unauthorized rock records. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN: BEHIND THE SHADES by Clinton Heylin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 1991

"Exhaustively researched and eminently readable: an indispensable book for those interested in Dylan, popular music, or the fate of American icons."
From longtime Dylan scholar Heylin, a meticulously detailed and engrossing account of the musician's work and life from 1961 to the present. Read full book review >

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HILLARY CLINTON by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"This is a respectful, informative introductory biography, but it's not a sufficiently nuanced one. (photos, further reading, sources notes) (Biography. 8-12)"
Harness delivers an accessible overview of Clinton's life, from childhood to her current campaign to become the Democratic candidate for U.S. president in 2016. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Michael Tomasky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Tomasky's slim, journalistic account contains few surprises for older readers familiar with that era, but they should wait a generation until the dust settles and scholars determine if Clinton deserves his current respectable rating in the pantheon of presidents."
The latest in the excellent American Presidents series explores the life and career of Bill Clinton (b. 1946). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1993

"There are a few b&w photos, but the lack of a bibliography or an index will limit use. (Biography. 10+)"
A straightforward account that does a good job of pulling together basic facts and stories made familiar in recent periodical literature, with Clinton's childhood, education, political rise, period as governor, and presidential campaign covered in equal measure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"An enjoyable, tawdry read that covers little new ground."
Compulsively readable account and analysis of President Clinton's years out of office, perfectly timed for his "First Laddie" campaign. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Still, for the moment it's the most complete life yet of the man, and though it will at turns puzzle both fans and detractors of Clinton and his legacy, it's well worth reading for all concerned."
An overblown (and this is but the first volume, ending with the crushing defeat of Bush I), often out of tune, but oddly fascinating account of William Jefferson Clinton's pre-White House life and career. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >

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CLINTON & ME by Mark Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"'Humor writers are funny people who are constantly in the process of convincing the world that they are indispensably funny.' In a nutshell. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Katz fits snugly into his self-described role as an "emotionally needy joke writer" for the Clinton administration, though readers get all 40 of his years in this memoir. Read full book review >