Search Results: "David Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A good alternative to much true-crime ephemera. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A breezy, enjoyable, and informative collection of anecdotes by the FBI crime lab, by an enthusiastic if unskeptical fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 1994

"Berlin Is Still Berlin''), but chronologically ordered plates offer more pointed commentary to this fascinating subject."
A lively, rewarding history from the well-qualified authors of The Fall of Berlin (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Will appeal mostly to readers considering a career in the military or veterans wondering if their memories exaggerate the intense eccentricity of the experience."
Anecdotal overview of basic training, the great social leveler of military service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN WARRIOR by Gary O'Neal
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"Military buffs will give this high marks; general readers may find it hard to relate to the author's relentlessly macho ethos, but they will find it hard not to admire his fierce dedication."
Memoirs from members of Special Forces tend to mix combat fireworks with a leavening of modesty, but O'Neal, writing with veteran co-author Fisher (with Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win, 2013, etc.), dispenses with the modesty at no great cost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But their history is a stirring achievement."
A change of pace for the authors, who have written extensively on Germany (The Fall of Berlin,1994), but their history of the British in India is just as good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LAWYER’S LIFE by Johnnie Cochran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"A split decision, then, though lawyers-in-training and close students of current events should find value in Cochran's pages."
The most well-known African-American attorney (and perhaps most well-known attorney, period) of our time spins tales of courtroom drama, racism, and the good life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON AN ANGUS COW by Jan Pol
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Heartfelt and authentic, if rather wooden in execution—no competition for James Herriot, Gerald Durrell and other animal-focused literary masters."
If you're in the market to learn about breech-birthing a calf, this memoir by Michigan-based vet Pol is just the thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD GUYS by Bill Bonanno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"Bonanno and Pistone: a pairing made in bookseller heaven."
A real-life goodfella collaborating on a fictional thriller about organized crime with the undercover cop who spent six years penetrating the goodfella's family? Fuhgeddaboudit! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Now that's talent."
The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP TILL NOW by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2008

"Goofball, genius or canny self-promoter? The jury is still out, but Shatner is indisputably a born storyteller."
Engaging recollections of an unrepentant ham actor who, by dint of a self-aware sense of humor, eagerness to please and sheer dogged persistence has earned the deep affection of legions of fans and cemented his status as one of the most recognized celebrities on the planet. Read full book review >

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FOR LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Ed McMahon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1998

The ubiquitous TV emcee (his occupation: —personality—) presents a prototypical show-biz autobiography with the significant help of a seasoned amanuensis (All My Best Friends, with George Burns, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL OF BERLIN by Anthony Read
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"Splendidly researched and admirably constructed, this stands as one of the best accounts yet of the war and its terrible toll."
A kaleidoscopic portrait of the last days of the Nazi Reich, narrated in the best apocalyptic style by British historian/journalists Read and Fisher (Kristallnacht, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >