Search Results: "David Hackett Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAMPLAIN’S DREAM by David Hackett Fischer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A lucid portrait of a man given too little attention in standard American textbooks. Fischer's work should make it impossible to ignore Champlain's contributions henceforth."
Master historian Fischer (History/Brandeis Univ.; Washington's Crossing, 2004, etc.) heads north of the border to document the life of Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec. Read full book review >

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PAUL REVERE'S RIDE by David Hackett Fischer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Fischer has avoided the traps he warned against nearly 25 years ago in his volume Historians' Fallacies (1970)."
Those who dare to try something new often fail. Read full book review >

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WASHINGTON’S CROSSING by David Hackett Fischer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A superb addition to the literature of the Revolution, by one of the best chroniclers in the business."
A lively reconstruction of the Continental Army's finest strategic hour. Read full book review >

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THE BUCHENWALD REPORT by David A. Hackett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 1995

"This is an essential document of WW II and Holocaust history. (maps, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; History Book Club featured selection)"
An invaluable report by US Army personnel assembled immediately after liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Read full book review >

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DISTURBANCE OF THE INNER EAR by Joyce Hackett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A rare find: a thinking, feeling novelist with a stinging stylistic flair and a monumental story to tell."
In a startling, memorable debut, a waning cellist prodigy is doomed to relive the trauma of her Holocaust survivor father when she's abandoned in Italy after the death of her beloved caretaker and teacher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"A punch-drunk saga of showbiz ugliness."
Pro wrestling as rite of passage, blood sport, postmodern spectacle and homoerotic love fest. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by Jérémie Fischer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Readers may have trouble swallowing, much less digesting, the tale's more rococo elements, but both the tone and the distinctive art play up its melodrama. (Graphic fantasy. 12-17)"
A mysterious rash of broken clocks signals the (literal) rise of old horrors in this sly French import. Read full book review >

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FLIP by Jill Hackett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2012

"Emma's world is neat, if a little grim, in concept, but without narrative development, it's as paper-thin as Emma's pop-up surroundings. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
An eye-pleasing, imaginative ride through a dark pop-up-book world that's unfortunately too choppy and short to truly take flight. Read full book review >

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THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE ROOM by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Nonsense, largely, crafted to frame Fischer's dead-on social observations and murderous wit, and if you're in the mood, it's pretty wonderful."
An agoraphobe in London muses and reminisces. She has much to remember and ponder, most of it very funny indeed. Read full book review >