Search Results: "David Fisher"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wild ride with some important lessons."
Murdock was 49 in 1996, the CEO of a biotech company named CellPro, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoma. Read full book review >

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U.S. MARSHALS by Mike Earp
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"A swift-moving history of and tribute to officers who are 'out there at all hours of the day and night, kicking down doors, stopping vehicles, and arresting heinous fugitives.'"
The story behind the country's oldest law enforcement agency, the U.S. Marshals service, as told by its former associate director for operations Earp, with veteran co-author Fisher (co-author, with Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAPP ATTACK by Warren Sapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"The literary equivalent of an NFL pregame show: obnoxious, frequently incoherent and only engaging when it actually focuses on the game."
A former All-Pro defensive lineman with a mouth as big as his massive frame dishes on life in the NFL trenches and various controversies that dogged his career. Read full book review >

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PRODUCER by David L. Wolper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fascinating for entertainment industry buffs, and nicely revealing of an entrepreneur with a great heart as well as a golden touch."
Prolific film, TV, and entertainment producer Wolper tours his life, helped by veteran coauthor Fisher (Hard Evidence, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >