Search Results: "David Laskin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An ambitious, experimental look at exodus, acclimatization and culture with a cast as diverse as any family photo album."
A Jewish writer explores his heritage in a speculative family history that mirrors the triumphs and tragedies of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

An anecdotal and enjoyable popularization of the history and science of meteorology and weather forecasting in North America. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD by David Laskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A suspenseful disaster narrative."
Popular historian Laskin (Partisans, 2000, etc.) gives an engrossing if speculative account of a brutal 1888 blizzard that signaled the end of optimism on the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

A largely anecdotal account, covering the late 1930s to the late '60s, of what Alfred Kazin called "a tiny incestuous fiefdom": the intellectual couples around the Partisan Review, perhaps the era's most influential cultural and political journal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A pedestrian effort that says little new or enlightening about these literary lives or the nature of friendship."
The author of The Little Girl Book (not reviewed) attempts in his adoring study to view eight American authors' lives and works in the context of their major literary friendships. Read full book review >

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RONIT & JAMIL by Pamela L. Laskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once romantic and revealing, an important window into contemporary conditions in the Middle East. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A timeless tale of star-crossed love set amid modern-day conflict. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"With its reverence toward leadership, this celebratory book will be useful for seminars and conferences for aspiring leaders. (photos, not seen)"
A leading psychologist deploys his theories of perception and creativity to explain the success of prominent 20th-century leaders. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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