Search Results: "David Nasaw"


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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It did not, and nothing came easy to any of the Kennedys, that tragic clan, who continue to fascinate. Exhaustive yet accessible, Nasaw's book illuminates."
Sprawling, highly readable biography of the dynast and larger-than-life figure whose presence still haunts American political life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Elegant, well-researched Americana, highlighting both the sweet excitement of a golden age and the bitter racism that helped it thrive. (Illustrations—not seen)"
Another sparkling urban cultural history from Nasaw (History/The College of Staten Island; Children of the City, 1985, etc.), chronicling the great entertainment arenas—movie palaces, amusement parks, World Fairs, ballparks, etc.—of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which, he says, helped to heat and stir the American melting pot. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SEVEN BONES by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Unsparingly gruesome in places. Still, it's a colorful cast, sharply observed and wittily presented: Pender in love is almost as much fun as Pender the sleuth. By far, Nasaw's third is his best yet (The Girls He Adored, 2001, etc.)."
Feckless psychopaths. Can those two words really be mentioned in the same breath? Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN STREET by Jonathan Nasaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Fast paced, but unconvincing. (Fiction. YA)"
Following the break-up of Guru Ganjaji's Paradise Village, 14-year-old Carolina (``Caro'') and her hippie mother end up homeless in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ON BLOOD by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1996

"But vampies must be vampies- -and Nick's choice is amusing if not convincing. (Literary Guild selection)"
Mildly supernatural, erotic tale from the author of West of the Moon (1987), etc., this about a mixed sexual bag of 12 vampires who form Vampires Anonymous in San Francisco, treat blood as an addictive drug, and hew to the Twelve Steps of AA. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS HE ADORED by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Relentlessly sadistic. Among the vampires of his earlier work (Shadows, 1997, etc.), Nasaw's done better."
An unsavory thriller about a man with multiple personalities, most of them unpleasant. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHE WAS BAD by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Nasaw's overriding interest is an impressive body count, but even nine corpses can't guarantee thrills."
The sequel to The Girls He Adored (2001) uses multiple personality disorder as a come-on for a Jekyll and Hyde horror story. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Not as original as The World on Blood, but swift-moving, with fitfully interesting characters."
Nasaw, who invented the San Francisco's Vampires Anonymous group for The World on Blood (1996), brings Jamey Whistler, his most presentable and epicurean vampire, back from that novel, this time plunging him into greater peril. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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