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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DANIEL X by James Patterson
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Not a definitive biography, but rather an endearingly personal one that opens up a window on the soul of a writer who experienced firsthand much of what was vital in his time. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
Charming urbanity and a keen historical imagination characterize this biography of the writer who not only helped invent the novel, but did much to shape the modern newspaper and the modern political campaign. Read full book review >

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MY DANIEL by Pam Conrad
Released: May 10, 1989

"An absorbing story."
Julia Summerwaite, 80, flies east from Nebraska to take her two grandchildren to the American Museum of Natural History, and to tell them about the most significant event in her life, when—during her 12th summer in the 1880's—her brother discovered, on the family farm, the bones of the "brontosaurus" now on display in the museum. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1986

"McDermott is working on an animated film, to include this story and two others."
A lighthearted romp of a nightmare, retold with simplicity and an engaging lilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >