Search Results: "Darren Main"


BOOK REVIEW

YOGA AND THE PATH OF THE URBAN MYSTIC by Darren Main
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"Erudite, lucid and enlightening."
Main's accessible volume is an exemplary introduction to the thought, theory and texture of modern-day yoga. Read full book review >

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OWNING MAIN STREET by Patrick Pappano
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A long but impressively meticulous guide for novice investors looking for a bird's-eye view of the market."
A comprehensive beginner's guide to investment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1996

"Still, in the end the authors have skillfully portrayed a Justice Department that is intrinsically honest, but plagued by growing pains as it struggles to adapt to new threats and rules."
A lively and highly informative look at the modern Justice Department's criminal division, by two veteran Washington reporters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"That said, it is a useful work that earns a place on the shelf next to Scribner's superb History of the American Cinema series and the pioneering work of film historian Douglas Gomery. (34 b&w photos, not seen)"
Waller (who teaches film and popular culture at the University of Kentucky) uses the movies and their commercial reception in Lexington, Ky., as a lens through which to examine the evolution of the entertainment business in small-city America, and to see how racial divisions affected that development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Jones shows that the best professional wrestling is a kind of primal theater, and a far cry from the much more brutal mixed martial arts, which is sadly eclipsing its fan base. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
A tight yet thorough history of wrestling as "sports entertainment"—read that as meaning staged—from Jones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"There's much sleaze to be found in these pages, but precious little about how the Stones forged their rock-'n'-roll art."
Decadence, death and, oh yeah, the making of the quintessential Stones album. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2005

"A delightful mix of humor and pathos, touching the heart and tickling the funny bone."
Thirty-three previously published essays ruminating on the author's childhood and painting word portraits of unique people he's met. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"It has many startling insights, shrewd observations, and considerable narrative momentum."
What do Richard Nixon, Freddy Krueger, O.J. Simpson, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common with one another—but not with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Ralph Waldo Emerson? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAIN CORPSE by Diane Mott Davidson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The recipes, however, do sound intriguing."
Goldy Schulz, owner of Goldilocks' Catering in Aspen Meadows, Colorado, and surely the ditziest of the current crop of culinary busybodies (Killer Pancake, 1995, etc.), crashes over the top in this latest from Davidson. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIANS OF MAIN STREET by Chris Mead
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 2014

"A sweeping chronicle of America's tireless, though often forgotten, community advocates."
Mead, in his debut, asserts that America's rise to economic supremacy is due in part to the work of local chambers of commerce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A decent, not definitive attempt to depict, at once, the history of a business and its founder, sounding more like a curriculum vitae than a full-blown biography of Merrill and his company."
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith is the world's most successful brokerage firm. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1994

"For anyone interested in journalism, politics, and history, or in the observations of a clear and skeptical eye, nearly every piece has its delights."
A 30-year treasury of columns, essays, reviews, and reports from Pulitzer Prize-winner Kempton, a New York Newsday columnist and New York Review of Books contributor who richly deserves wide notice. Read full book review >