Search Results: "David Kaiser"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Highly useful to scholars, and certain to excite discussion and even controversy, Kaiser's book is a valuable contribution."
An important addition to the sad—and growing—library devoted to the Vietnam war. Read full book review >

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NO END SAVE VICTORY by David Kaiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"An admiring, richly textured portrait of a leader confronting the unthinkable."
In the years leading up to World War II, America was fortunate to have Franklin Roosevelt as president, a prescient leader who anticipated our inevitable entry into the global conflict most Americans wanted to avoid. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"In the seemingly neverending arms race between the lone-assassin and the conspiracy theorists, Kaiser adds a serious piece of scholarship to the arsenal of those who believe Americans have yet to learn the whole truth about the assassination of JFK."
A historian takes us, once more, down the rabbit hole surrounding the events of November 22, 1963. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"In the end, a book better suited to baseball historians than to casual fans of the game. (31 illustrations, not seen)"
paper 1-55849-147-3 A historian's dispassionate and sometimes arcane approach takes the edge off of one of baseball's most exciting years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2011

"Readers will enjoy this entertaining chronicle of colorful young scientists whose sweeping curiosity turned up no hard evidence for psychic phenomena but led to new ways of looking into the equally bizarre quantum world."
An enthusiastic account of a coterie of physicists who, during the 1970s, embraced New Age fads and sometimes went on to make dramatic discoveries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Readable, if something of a footnote to history."
Did sibling rivalry lead to the slaughter that was World War I? This psychobiography makes a good case in the affirmative. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KAISER by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gripping narrative about a flawed, but ultimately pitiable, king."
A biography of Wilhelm II, who oversaw the collapse of the German empire. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >