Search Results: "David Margolick"


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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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RAT AND ROACH ROCK ON! by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Since it isn't either funny or gross enough to truly succeed, place this one only where the previous title has already proved popular. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Opposites may attract, but readers will remain uncharmed by this dry picture-book sequel. Read full book review >