Search Results: "Daniel Mark Epstein"


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THE LOYAL SON by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"A perceptive, gritty portrayal of the frenzy of war and a father and son caught at its tumultuous center."
A gripping history of a family torn apart by political upheaval. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Powerful and evocative."
Poet and biographer Epstein (What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, 2001, etc.) brings insight from both his specialties to bear on two defining figures of the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF BOB DYLAN by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Despite occasionally graceful writing and input from hitherto untapped expert witnesses, this is not top-shelf Dylanology."
Four concerts viewed over more than four decades frame a new study of the musician. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"A powerful prose-poem whose subject is the language of love—and the poet who sang in no other tongue. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A passionate paean to the writer Epstein calls "America's foremost love poet." Read full book review >

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NAT KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Could use a bit more edge, but Cole emerges as a lovable man with forgivably human flaws—and, more to the point, a great artist in both the jazz and pop idioms. (b&w photos)"
An effusively admiring biography of the brilliant jazz pianist whose mellow crooning made him one of the first black performers to win mainstream success with white audiences. Read full book review >

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THE LINCOLNS by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"A dynamic picture of a marriage every bit as fractious and as buffeted as the nation the Lincolns served."
Poet, playwright and biographer Epstein (Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, 2004, etc.) presents a history and analysis of the almost operatic marriage of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"Holy-roller religion at its best, told with fire."
Powerhouse biography of perhaps the most charismatic and controversial woman in modern religious history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1995

"No facile synthesis of the two systems here, but rather a thoughtful account that allows their paths to converge and diverge without losing sight of the distinctive contributions of each to deeper self-understanding."
An intriguing, if only partly successful, effort to apply Buddhist insights, particularly from meditation, to patient- therapist dynamics. Read full book review >

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THE TRAUMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE by Mark Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"Useful and coherent but not as deep a study as it clearly wants to be."
A practicing physician and Buddhism expert examines trauma as a natural part of life. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL TO PAY by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"He could stand to take off a few pounds before the next weigh-in."
Another steeplechase-thriller from a British writer (Unbridled, 1990) who seems intent on getting on Dick Francis's tail—and succeeds perhaps better than he might wish. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S TREASURY OF SEASIDE VERSE by Mark Daniel
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Brief sketches of the 33 poets; list of the painters; index of first lines. (Poetry. 6+)"
In the manner of this anthologist's A Child's Treasury of Animal Verse (1989), etc., here are more than 70 poems—mostly from well-known 19th-century British poets—handsomely illustrated with contemporary paintings, engravings, and silhouettes. Read full book review >

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SLEEK BODIES by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 1995

"But like his convoluted, exhaustively detailed plot, he's carrying too much weight for the distance here."
Ever since he was caught out in a racing scam that wrecked his marriage and humbled his family, Philip Glaister has been licking his wounds in the south of France, minding his own business and occasionally providing the likes of wealthy, noble rotter Richard Heron and his wife, Philip's childhood friend Eledi Heron, with sportive young women. Read full book review >