Search Results: "Daniel Okrent"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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GREAT FORTUNE by Daniel Okrent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A dexterous work of urban and architectural history, and a passionate tribute to the grand buildings of old New York."
A suitably grand, and suitably complex, history of the skyscraper that remains a symbol of all that is wondrous about New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"Intoxicating."
Both a rollicking recap of the Roaring '20s and a cautionary tale about how a government's attempts to legislate and monitor morality are nearly always doomed. Read full book review >

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CONVENTION by Daniel Okrent
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1977

"Anyone who didn't get tickets for the fabulous floor show can be there via this vastly entertaining, adrenalin-rush of a book."
Reeves, with an assist from a team of strategically deployed spectacle-watchers, gets right into the raucous spirit of the Democrats' extravaganza at Madison Square Garden, picking up on everyone from Chairman Robert Strauss to 17-year-old Clare Smith, official youngest delegate, to Annie the whore who fell short of her $800 per diem expectations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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King Daniel by Susan Wolf Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"A gripping tale of a missing patriarch in 1970s Florida; an auspicious debut."
The disappearance of a Tampa Bay blue blood rattles the skeletons in his family's closet. Read full book review >

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DANIEL DINOSAUR by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"A sweet story told in simple rhymes that young children would likely enjoy."
Cobb and Castagno's cute, colorful picture book illustrates the bond between a brother and sister. Read full book review >

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DANIEL BOONE by Esther Averill
Released: March 27, 1946

"Good merchandise."
Rojankovaky illustrated this internationally known Daniel Boone and it was published by the Domino Press in 1931. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >