Search Results: "David Margolick"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH AND HAZEL by David Margolick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Riveting reportage of an injustice that still resonates with sociological significance."
An event of racially charged intimidation, captured on film, has lasting repercussions for two women. Read full book review >

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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: May 1, 2000

Expanding on an article that originated in the pages of Vanity Fair, Margolick (At the Bar, 1995) traces the relationships between "Strange Fruit" (a 1930s ballad describing a lynching), Billie Holiday (its best-known interpreter), and those who heard it sung by her. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 1993

"While there may be a moral to Margolick's dazzling, alchemic reporting on the carryings-on of seemingly repellent carriage-trade characters, it doesn't prevent him from keeping the pot bubbling at a merry pace. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
The riveting chronicle of a May/December match that precipitated a bitter struggle for the lion's share of a great American fortune. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2005

"Sports and political history in a balanced, engaging blend."
In a turn to do A.J. Liebling proud, longtime Vanity Fair contributing editor Margolick (Strange Fruit, with Hilton Als, 2001, etc.) recounts a charged moment in boxing history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"Not a fun read, but a wonderfully crafted portrait of a tormented homosexual writer."
A revealing biography of the brilliant, arrogant author of The Gallery (1947), a celebrated World War II novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 1995

"A book that will engross lawyer and layperson alike."
An engaging and exceedingly readable collection of essays on legal matters both great and modest. 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 >

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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 >

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DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >